Yamaha AVENTAGE BD-A1020 Universal Blu-ray Player Updates Award-Winning Predecessor with WiFi and Build Enhancements

-Complements latest Yamaha AVENTAGE AV receivers' performance and design; Compatible with latest update to top-rated iOS, Android and Kindle Fire apps-

BUENA PARK, Calif. - Yamaha Corporation of America, AV Division, today introduced the AVENTAGE BD-A1020 universal Blu-ray Disc player with superior 3D and HD video and audio playback, as well as built-in WiFi support for easy wireless connectivity. Designed to complement the performance and styling of the company's critically-acclaimed and award-winning line of AVENTAGE AV receivers, this model enables Netflix and YouTube Leanback video streaming and offers full remote operation from smartphones and tablets via Yamaha's top-rated AV controller apps for Apple iOS, Android and Kindle Fire devices.

Yamaha invites members of the press to its CEDIA Expo 2012 booth (#3011) to see their featured products, including the AVENTAGE BD-A1020 Blu-ray player, AVENTAGE AV receivers and YSP-4300 and YSP-3300 Digital Sound Projectors.

The BD-A1020 offers many Internet-based interactive features, including BD-Live and BonusView, which provide secondary video and audio for enhanced commentary and information. This model is also a DLNA certified client (player/renderer) that can be used to view content streamed from compatible devices.

"Our BD-A1020 AVENTAGE universal Blu-ray player delivers content from a wide array of formats, including Blu-ray 3D, SACD and DVD Audio, with the best possible video and audio reproduction for the ultimate home theater or pure audio experiences," said Tom Sumner, senior vice president, Yamaha Corporation of America. "This model builds on the cult success of our BD-A1010 universal player, which received widespread critical and consumer praise."

The BD-A1020 offers wide-ranging compatibility with DivX, MKV with DivX and H.264, MPEG PS, MPEG TS, MPEG-4, VOB, AVI, ASF,AVCHD, WMV, MOV, JPEG (HD), MP3, MP4, WMA, WAV and AAC content, including FLAC files. The model also features x.v.Color and Deep Color enhancements for video playback.

Combining Yamaha's best-in-class technology and engineering with stylish design, the BD-A1020 facilitates maximum operating convenience with the company's SCENE mode. By pressing the SCENE BD/DVD button on a current Yamaha AV receiver or the receiver's remote control, users can automatically power on the receiver and the BD-A1020 simultaneously and begin disc playback.

Presenting all video and audio content at its best, the BD-A1020 offers full HD Audio decoding and 1080p/24Hz-compatible HDMI, as well as 2-channel down-mixed audio output. It also features a 192kHz/32-bit audio DAC, Pure Direct mode (which uses the shortest signal route for higher sound purity) and 1080p playback for DVDs, photos and home videos.

Users can view digital images via Picasa and playback JPEG slideshows with MP3 audio sound, as well as videos and music content, via the BD-A1020's dual USB ports (front and back).

Additional features include an RC-232C port for custom install integration and control, on-screen display GUI, a detachable power cable, and setup wizard which enables the system to be easily readied for video and audio entertainment.

The Yamaha BD-A1020 is currently available for an MSRP of $449.95.

For more information, write Yamaha Corporation of America, AV Division, P.O. Box 6660, Buena Park, CA 90620; telephone (714) 522-9105; or visit http://4wrd.it/AVENTAGE_BLU-RAY.

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, earphones, headphones, sound bars, 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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