Yamaha Unveils Premium AVENTAGE BD-A1040 Universal Blu-ray Disc™ Player With Maximum Connectivity

Fullest Featured Model to Date Offers Bluetooth for the First Time and Presents Exciting New Possibilities for Home Theater Enjoyment

BUENA PARK, Calif. July 30, 2014

Yamaha Corporation of America, AV Division, today introduced the premium AVENTAGE BD-A1040, its fullest featured universal Blu-ray Disc player to date with expanded connectivity that includes Bluetooth for the first time. Designed and engineered with the same granular attention to detail as the company's premium and critically-acclaimed series of AVENTAGE AV receivers, the BD-A1040 presents exciting new possibilities for home theater enjoyment.

AVENTAGE build quality features include a high-grade aluminum front panel that dampens vibrations as well as symmetrical audio circuitry design with 192 kHz/32-bit DAC and gold-plated output terminals. Ensuring the highest video quality, the BD-A1040 features 1080p/24 Hz HDMI® video output, x.v.Color and Deep Color compatibility, video noise reduction and 1080p playback for DVDs, photos and home videos.

"The same painstaking craftsmanship and attention to detail our engineers place on our AVENTAGE AV receivers has been applied to the BD-A1040, giving consumers the purest audio and video quality for all TV watching and home theater experiences," said Bob Goedken, general manager, AV Division, Yamaha Corporation of America. "The superior performance, convenience and flexibility of this universal Blu-ray Disc player cannot be overstated."

This model supports Blu-ray 3D™, SACD and DVD-Audio formats and has built in Wi-Fi. Wireless Direct® provides an untethered connection to Miracast™-enabled smartphones and tablets to play and share music, videos, games or apps via this player to a TV. With the built-in Wi-Fi, consumers can streamline system configuration through a setup wizard, as well as use the top-rated AV Controller App for iOS and Android™ devices to control the player from a smartphone or tablet device.

The BD-A1040 provides access to VUDU, Dropbox, YouTube Leanback™ and Picasa Web Albums™ for video on demand, as well as music and picture viewing from these online services or network hard drives. The player offers wide-ranging format compatibility including H.264, MPEG PS, MPEG TS, MPEG-4, VOB, AVI, ASF, WMV, DivX Plus® HD and AVCHD. The BD-A1040 is also DLNA Certified®, enabling it to stream content from compatible devices.

For more information, please visit http://4wrd.it/YAMAHABD-A1040.

Pricing and Availability

The Yamaha BD-A1040 will be available in August for an MSRP of $449.95.

About Yamaha
Yamaha Corporation of America (YCA) is one of the largest subsidiaries of Yamaha Corporation, Japan and offers a full line of award-winning musical instruments, sound reinforcement and home entertainment products to the U.S. market. Products include: Yamaha acoustic, digital and hybrid pianos, portable keyboards, guitars, acoustic and electronic drums, band and orchestral instruments, marching percussion products, synthesizers, professional digital and analog audio equipment, Steinberg recording products and Nexo commercial audio products, as well as AV receivers, amplifiers, Blu-ray/CD players, iPod docking systems, home-theater-in-a-box systems and its exclusive line of Digital Sound Projectors. YCA markets innovative, finely crafted technology and entertainment products and musical instruments targeted to the hobbyist, education, worship, professional music, installation and consumer markets.

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