November 17, 2011
Yamaha BDX-610 Blu-ray HTiB System: Designed for Upper End of the Market with Company’s First 3D Blu-ray Integrated Receiver

Stylish polished piano-black speakers with sophisticated curved design supercharge family room entertainment with enhanced music, movie and gaming experiences

By Gary Reber

Yamaha Electronics Corporation, USA, has unveiled the BDX-610, an attractively styled 5.1-channel home-theater-in-a-box (HTIB) that integrates a 3D Blu-ray player and network receiver into a single high performance space-saving component. The all new system’s five speakers and subwoofer also features a sophisticated curved design with a black high-gloss finish that complements the sleek look of flat screen TVs.

As Yamaha’s first entry into the Blu-ray Home Theater category, this powerful 500W system delivers the thrilling visual effects of 3D movies as well as content from network AV sources such as BD-Live™, Netflix and YouTube™. The main unit (model BRX-610) also provides a front panel USB port for the playback of content stored on iPhones, iPods, iPads, flash drives and other portable devices, adding tremendous excitement to movies, music and
gaming experiences for the entire family.

The BDX-610 supports all major video playback technologies and has a 1080p-compatible HDMI output with Audio Return Channel (ARC). It also has full HD Audio decoding (Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby Digital Plus and DTS-HD High Resolution Audio) and speakers that are specially tuned and balanced to deliver full HD Audio.

The BDX-610 is DLNA 1.5 certified, enabling it to seamlessly play back music stored on a PC or other compatible device within the home network.

Helvetica, Arial">When connected to a CEC-compatible TV via HDMI, the system will turn on and off simultaneously with the TV, and the TV’s remote can be used to control the system’s volume.

“Our new BDX-610 system represents an entirely new category for Yamaha, and we are confident that it will set a new standard for consumer expectations of integrated blu-ray HTiB systems. It provides exceptional convenience with high-end performance and compatibility with the latest entertainment sources,” said Tom Sumner, president, Yamaha Electronics Corporation. “What’s more, we added stylish curves to the entire system, to give it a striking design that will look great in any family room setting.”

The BDX-610 system has an MSRP of $699.95, and is shipping now. The central component BRX-610 (MSRP $549.95) also will be sold separately at select retailers to accommodate alternative speaker packages and additional components.

For more information, write Yamaha Electronics Corporation, P.O. Box 6660, Buena Park, CA 90620; phone 714 522 9105 or visit

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