One of the latest trends in home theater, second to the rise of 3D of course, is the integration of non-traditional devices for remotes. The most common of these is the incredibly popular iPhone, which can be used as a touchscreen controller for many components.
"Control4 is the platform of choice for major consumer electronics companies, hotels and businesses," explains Yamaha president Tom Sumner. "Earning this important certification enables Yamaha to take things up a notch, and ensures our dealers and installers that our products are easier to install."
There's a lot to regret about the style of the 70s and 80s, but there's something to be said for the boxy, strong appearances of electronics of the era. Apparently Yamaha thinks so too, since their new line captures that look.