Recently Yamaha announced features of coming RX-V3800 (140-watt x 7) and RX-V1800 (130-watt x 7). Both upport lossless Dolby Digital TrueHD / DTS-HD and feature Yamaha’s Cinema DSP processing engine, video upscaling to 1080p, HDMI 1.3a, and an Ethernet(!) connection. Ethernet is going to be used to access internet radio stations, music files stored on a PC, and the company’s MusicCAST audio system server. I suppose that it’ll be possible to control the receiver via Ethernet as well. So, TCP/IP-based smarthome system will have a good opportunity to support them.
RX-V1800 and RX-V3800 will be available soon with price $1,299.95 and $1,699.95 respectively.