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Yamaha RX-V1700

Yamaha RX-V1700
alaScore 83

35 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 reviews of Yamaha RX-V1700. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Yamaha RX-V1700 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 user reviews of Yamaha RX-V1700 from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on

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This summary is based on the products: Yamaha RXV1700 7.1-channel Digital Home Theater ReceiverYamaha RXV1700 7.1-channel Digital Home Theater Receiver

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Richard Arrowsmith (

Yamaha RX-V1700


Yamaha's RX-V1700 is a hard-hitting receiver that packs plenty of punch. At this price you could expect more features but there are no compromises to the class-leading sound quality.

Audio connectivity; accurate auto calibration; powerful all-round performance

Limited video connections; no high-definition upscaling; unresponsive menus

Jun, 2007

Expert review by : Matthew Moskovciak Steve Guttenberg (

Yamaha RX-V1700 review: Yamaha RX-V1700


Yamaha RX-V1700

HDMI switching for two sources; upconverts all analog signals to the HDMI output; eight digital audio inputs; XM-Ready with Neural Surround; optional iPod dock; can handle second and third rooms with independent sources.

Only two HDMI inputs; subpar analog-to-HDMI upconversion; expensive compared to the competition.

The Yamaha RX-V1700 is a mostly solid A/V receiver with an attractive feature package and excellent sound, but you might be able to find a better overall value.

Feb, 2007

Expert review by : Steve Guttenberg, and Matthew Moskovciak (

Yamaha RX-V1700


The Yamaha RX-V1700 is a mostly solid AV receiver with an attractive feature package and excellent sound, but you might be able to find a better overall value.

HDMI switching for two sources ; Upconverts all analog signals to the HDMI output ; Eight digital audio inputs ; XM-Ready with Neural Surround ; Optional iPod dock ; Can handle second and third rooms with independent sources

Only two HDMI inputs ; Subpar analog-to-HDMI upconversion ; Expensive compared to the competition

That the video processing of the RX-V1700 isn't perfect isn't necessarily a deal-breaker. Because every recent HDTV can deinterlace a 480i signal -- that is, convert it to 480p -- the only advantage to having your receiver handle the job is if its...

Feb, 2007

Expert review by : 411Team Specialist (

Yamaha RX-V1700 Receiver Review


The Yamaha RX-V1700™ provides an impressive sound, clear video and smooth 1080P transition from the source to the display device. It doesn't degrade the picture quality. Deinterlacing of 480 interlace video to 480 progressive is performed nicely. The...

The Yamaha RX-V1700™ is a dedicated Home Theater receiver at a higher price. The best strategy will be to do some research on the internet and maybe find a better price, or wait for the prices to go down.

Feb, 2007

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Yamaha RX-V1700


awasom power and host of input options

Nov, 2008

Consumer review (

Yamaha RX-V1700 7.1 Channels


sold everything I had on my previous setup and started from scratch. I wanted a receiver with ultimate flexibility, that could double as a solid pre-amp as I move into seperates later (when $$ allows).

Jul, 2007

Product Specifications

Yamaha, the innovator in home theater and digital audio and video reproduction, presents the mid-class 7.1 channel A/V digital home theater receiver, the RX-V1700, which provides consumers with an unprecedented number of entertainment options. The RX-V1700 is capable of HDMI 1080p signal pass through and up-converting analog composite, S-video and component signals to HDMI output, with a time base corrector (TBC) that stabilizes the video signal. This model employs the latest Oplus de-interlacer to convert 480i to 480p. The RX-V1700 offers flexible system configuration options, as the 7.1 channels can be used to create an immersive surround sound environment in a single room, or the seven internal power amplifiers can be allocated for main room, zone 2 and zone 3 in various applications. Thanks to this Intelligent AMP feature, users are able to enjoy the full 7.1 channel system in the main room when zone 2 and zone 3 are powered off. When zone 2 and zone 3 are on, the main system automatically adjusts to a 5.1 or 3.1 channel system. Front panel Zone control buttons, Zone2/3 tone control, a dedicated Zone remote and RS-232C interface allow the receiver to be easily integrated into custom installations. This model connects easily to most Apple iPods via an optional iPod docking station. Once docked, the iPod can be operated (song selection, play, etc.) via the receivers' remote controls. A one-cable connection allows users to view the iPod's video, pictures and operating status (song title, artist, etc.) on a television monitor. In addition, docked iPods are automatically charged so they are ready to be taken on the go at all times. Yamaha's proprietary Compressed Music Enhancer technology compensates for the lost detail of compressed audio, such as MP3 audio files, providing these files with a more natural recreation of the original music performance when experienced through home speakers. Playback of XM HD Surround from XM Satellite Radio, which delivers audio programming in full 5.1 channel surround sound (XM Ch. 76 and 113), as well as content from the company's 160-plus standard service channels, is achieved via an optional service subscription and XM Passport antenna. Neural Surround technology enhances the experience of XM HD Surround, delivering a detailed sound stage with superior 5.1 channel separation. The Yamaha Parametric Room Acoustic Optimizer (YPAO) has been improved to perform down to 31.5Hz from the previous 63Hz, allowing it to work with a system's subwoofer to create a sharper bass image. This proprietary technology simplifies the home theater setup process by automatically analyzing room acoustics and setting parameters for optimum sound quality at the touch of a button. Yamaha has upgraded the Cinema DSP programs for the RX-V1700. New 'Action' and 'Role-playing' game programs deliver dynamic sound when used with the latest video game consoles.


Output Power / Total:910Watt

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Product Type: None

Audio System

Built-in Decoders:Dolby Digital Surround EX / Dolby Pro Logic IIx / DTS 96/24 / DTS Neo:6 / DTS-ES Discrete 6.1
Functions (KA):AV receiver
Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound
Subcategory (KA):AV components
Surround Sound Effects:CINEMA DSP
Surround System Class:7.1 channel
Type:AV receiver


Coaxial Digital Input:Built-in / Yes
Headphone Jack:Built-in / Yes
Optical Digital Input:Built-in / Yes
Optical Digital Output:Built-in / Yes

Dimensions & Weight



Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Yamaha RX



Radio System

Tuner Type:AM/FM / Digital radio tuner

Remote Control

Type:Universal remote control