Yamaha Electronics Corporation today announced that its newly released AVENTAGE series has earned Control4 Certification, which ensures integration and compatibility with Control4 home automation systems. Each model in Yamaha’s new AVENTAGE series of versatile, high-performance 3D A/V receivers has earned Control4 Certification. This includes the RX-A700 (MSRP: $649.95), RX-A800 ($799.95), RX-A1000 ($1099.95), RX-A2000 ($1499.95) and the RX-A3000 ($1899.95). The receivers were subjected to many stringent interoperability tests pertaining to speed, protocols and hardware/software in the labs at Control4.
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I've not heard of this "Control4 " specification. Is this a good/bad thing? Will it cost the consumer more money? How many other companies have this?
Denon too has Control4 certification:
Marantz as well
Sony with COntrol4 compatability
This what I found so far doing a quick google search