Yamaha Wireless Network Adapter
Yamaha RX-V775WA Home Theater Receiver Product PhotosPhoto of the Yamaha RX-V775WA 7.2 channel network home theater receiver with its included accessories. Photo © Robert Silva
The Yamaha RX-V775WA is a comprehensive 7.2 channel home theater receiver that packs in a lot of features. This receiver provides everything you would expect in terms of audio connectivity and processing, with the addition of 2D/3D pass-through, 1080p and 4K video upscaling. Check out a close-up look at the features and connections of this receiver by proceeding through this photo profile.
To get started, check out the photo of the Yamaha RX-V775WA Home Theater Receiver and the accessories that come packaged with it.
Starting along the back are the power cord, Easy Setup Guide, User Manual on CD-ROM, YWA-10 Wireless Network Adapter Setup Guide, Remote Control with batteries, AM Loop Antenna, and FM wire antenna.
Moving forward, on the left side is AV Receiver Safety Brochure, product registration materials, Quick Guide for Mult-Zone Operation, YWA-10 Wireless Network Adapter kit (Ethernet Cable, USB power cable, WiFi Adapter, Instructions), YPAO Microphone, and Warranty documentation.
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Yamaha RX-V775WA Home Theater Receiver - Front ViewPhoto of the Yamaha RX-V775WA 7.2 channel network home theater receiver as seen from the front. Photo © Robert Silva
Here is a look at the RX-V775WA as viewed from the Front.
Running across the entire front is the panel display and function buttons and controls.
On the top left is the Main Zone power button, and on the top right is the Pure Direct Button - Provides direct pass-through of incoming audio signals with no additional audio processing by the RX-V775WA.
In between the Main Zone power and Pure Direct (disables most audio/video processing and on-screen menu operation circuitry for better audio-only listening) buttons is the LED status display. Although hard to see in this photo, the function access buttons that run along the bottom of the LED status display, from left to right are:
Zone 2 (power on/off), Zone Control (Allows the remote control to control sources going to Zone 2), Info, Memory, Preset, FM, AM, and Tuning.
Continuing down on the front panel, and starting on the far left side is the Input Select dial, and on the far right side is the Master Volume Control.
The rest of the front panel is populated, from left to right, by Silent Cinema Headphone Jack, SCENE buttons (preset or customized listening and viewing modes for BD/DVD, TV, Net, and Radio listening), below which (from left to right) are the YPAO microphone input (for automatic speaker setup functions), Tone Control access button, Program, and Straight (disables surround sound decoding and processing modes - essentially enables PCM-only stereo or multi-channel playback) selector buttons, and, finally a set of front panel AV inputs, that include on HDMI-MHL input, composite video input, and USB input.
Yamaha RX-V775WA Home Theater Receiver - Rear ViewPhoto of the Yamaha RX-V775WA 7.2 channel network home theater receiver as seen from the rear. Photo © Robert Silva
Here is a photo of the entire rear connection panel of the RX-V775WA. As you can see, the Audio and Video input and output connections are located towards the center/left side and the speaker connections are located more towards the bottom center/right. The power cord is located on the right side of the rear panel.
For a close up look and explanation of each type of connection, proceed to the next three photos...
Yamaha RX-V775WA Home Theater Receiver - Ethernet - Triggers - HDMI ConnectionsPhoto of the Yamaha RX-V775WA 7.2 channel network home theater receiver showing the Ethernet, Triggers, and HDMI Connections. Photo © Robert Silva
Here is a closer look at the connection running across the top of the Yamaha RX-V775WA's rear connection panel.
Along the very top row are the the wired IR remote in/out extender connections (for remote control link with compatible devices), and just to the right are both USB and Ethernet Ports Ethernet/LAN connects (the 775WA also provides Wifi via a supplied wireless adapter, if you would rather use that connection option to access network and internet streaming content).
Continuing to move right are two parallel HDMI outputs and five HDMI inputs (there is also an additional MHL-enabled HDMI input on the front panel). All of the outputs are 3D-pass through and 4K pass-through/upscaling capable, and one of the HDMI outputs is Audio Return Channel-enabled (ARC).
Yamaha RX-V775WA Home Theater Receiver - Rear Connections - Bottom LeftPhoto of the Yamaha RX-V775WA 7.2 channel network home theater receiver showing the connections located on the bottom left of the rear panel. Photo © Robert Silva
Here is a photo of the AV connections on the rear panel of the RX-V775WA located from the left-to-center.
Starting on the left side are two Digital Optical and two Digital Coaxial audio inputs.
Moving right are two sets of Composite (yellow) video inputs and two sets of Component Video (red, green, blue) inputs.
It is also important to point out that although there 5.1/7.1 channel analog preamp outputs are included, there are not 5.1/7.1 channel analog inputs problem and there is no provision for direct connection of a Turntable for playing Vinyl Records. You cannot use the analog audio inputs to connect a turntable due to the fact that the impedance and output voltage of the turntable cartridge is different than for other types of audio components.
Moving back up the photo there are both composite and component video monitor outputs as well as AM/FM radio antenna connections (Indoor AM and FM antennas are provided).
For a look at the speaker connections provided on the Yamaha RX-V775WA, proceed to the next photo.
Yamaha RX-V775WA Home Theater Receiver - Speaker ConnectionsPhoto of the Yamaha RX-V775WA 7.2 channel network home theater receiver showing the speaker terminal connections. Photo © Robert Silva
Here is a look at the speaker connections provided on the RX-V775WA, located on the bottom center/right side of the rear panel.
Here are some of the speaker setups that can be used:
1. If you want to use a full traditional 7.1/7.2 Channel setup, you can use the Front, Center, Surround, and Surround Back connections.
2. If you want to have the RX-V775WA in a Bi-Amp setup for your front left and right speakers, you reassign the surround back speaker connections for Bi-Amp operation.
3. If you want to have the RX-V775WA power vertical height channels (Presence), you can use the Front, Center, and Surround connections to power 5 channels and reassign the EXTRA SP connections to connect to the two intended vertical height channel speakers.
4. If want to forgo the vertical height/Presence option, you have the option EXTRA SP connections for Zone 2 operation. However, if you use this option, you cannot run 7.1 channels in your main zone and two channels in Zone 2 at the same time. Your main zone system will default to 5.1 channel operation when Zone 2 is activated.
It is also important to note that for each physical speaker setup option, you will also need to use the Amp Assign menu options of the receiver to send the correct signal information to the speaker terminals, based on what speaker configuration option you are utilizing. You also have to remember that you cannot use all the available options at the same time.