Works with iPhone-certified accessory dock for compatible Yamaha receivers Universal iPod/iPhone docking station custom designed for select Yamaha home theater receivers Plays your iPod/iPhone's music and video clips through home theater speakers and attached monitor Uses receiver's remote control to operate iPod/iPhone, charges your iPod or iPhone while in the base Modes switch (A, B). Default is (A) mode for compatibility with the newer Yamaha products such as the RX-Vx67 series, AVENTAGE series and YSP-2200 Digital Sound Projector, while (B) mode is for compatibility with previous Yamaha products that use the dock port The Yamaha YDS-12 Universal iPod Dock: "Works With iPhone"- Certified Convenience. There are several iPod docking stations on the market, but few are as convenient as the YDS-12, which is both "Made for iPod" and is now "Works with iPhone"-certified, unlike previous dock models. Connection is easy--simply plug the dock into a compatible Yamaha receiver's rear-panel port. Once connected, the dock not only charges your iPod and plays your favorite playlists through the receiver's stereo or surround speakers, but it also shows iPod images and movies through an attached monitor or HDTV. It's the perfect solution for people who regularly download TV shows from iTunes but want to watch them on a big TV or display. The rest of the time, you can rock out to all your favorite songs with style. And it works seamlessly with your existing Yamaha home theater system--the YDS-12 lets you operate your iPod from across the room using the receiver's remote control and onscreen display, so you don't need to rise off the sofa each time you want to change selections. Connecting your iPod to a home theater system has never been easier or sounded so good.
I purchased this for my Yamaha RX-V567. I did not fully understand from the other reviews the features and limitations of this dock, so I will try to explain it clearly here. You can find the "User Guide" on-line, but it is utterly useless - in 11 different languages.The YDS-12 connects to your Yamaha receiver through a proprietary connector. This connector has upwards of 60 pins, yet the device has very few features. These receivers are capable of ..