Yamaha's YSP-4000 Flagship Surround Bar Does Upscaling, HDMI, XM/iPods

Today, Yamaha introduced a new flagship in its YSP "sound projector" faux-surround bars. The YSP-4000 is a follow-up to the YSP-1100, with a similar setup: 40 individual "beam" drivers that have individual amps, and two midbass speakers. The YSP-4000's main upgrade seems to be HDMI pass-throughs, and analog/720p/1080i… » 8/13/07 3:32pm 8/13/07 3:32pm

Yamaha's YAS-70 Budget Soundbar Might Actually Fit Below Your TV

Yamaha's YSP line of soundbars are incredible for faux surround. One problem — they're generally too tall to fit below a TV, unless you wall mounted, which the majority of us don't. The YAS-70 budget soundbar could be their best one ever, if only because it is merely ~3 to 4 inches tall, fitting under any TV. The… » 8/13/07 2:18pm 8/13/07 2:18pm