Summary: This is the second 1565 I have bought--I wanted to get a Brand New one before they sold out. Yes, it's menu is not as nice as my Yamaha but my Yamaha Cannot produce the sound my H-K can. I own two H-K 1565's because of the way they make my Klipsch Synergy's Sound.
Summary: Works great as an amplifier for my home theater setup. It was a nightmare to reassign this AVR as the default playback device on a PC every time either the AVR or PC was rebooted, forcing me to connect directly to the projector.
Pros: Price Design Sound quality (to my taste) Supports most digital input formats Plenty of power
Cons: No HDMI pass-through Not PC-friendly when connected through HDMI Bad remote control design Bad on-screen menu
Summary: Great unit and outputs very good sound! Bought it two years ago and no problems at the moment. Only quibble is that this unit does not upscale the analog video signals, but "transcodes" them leaving artifacts in 480i sources.
- Great sound - Selection of inputs/outputs - Sleek appearance (exception ...
Steven Gregoire, Amazon
22 January 2015
Summary: Pros: - Great sound - Selection of inputs/outputs - Sleek appearance (exception noted below) Cons: - HDMI compatibility: this receiver, from what I can tell, is NOT fully certified HDMI compliant. The only consequence of this which I've noticed has been with HDMI audio dropouts.
Pros: Had everything I needed and worked great for one year.
Cons: Video now cuts in/out. Occasionally at moderate volumes it will display "PROTECT" on the screen and then shut down. This happens 3 to 4 times per show. So annoying I'm ready to throw it away. I gave the Sony amplifier I replaced to a friend and it is still working great after 12 years. I got this...
Cons: Device failed within 2 months and I've had an RMA request in for over 5 weeks now with no more than an automated response. Definitely don't recommend buying this unless you're sure it won't have any problems.
Summary: Sounded fine, but didn't have ports in the front like the image and description led me to believe. Sound was good, but not real loud. Also I had issues with hdmi by passing. Which basically means If I wanted the hdmi signal to pass through the reciever had to be on.
Summary: I post a feedback about this? It a awesome receiver best I have bought so far in the 5.1 mode. Best ever was a Sony SQ quad 4 channel stereo. Now that has a total awesome sound. It was new still NEW in it's factory sealed box made in 1972. YES NEW.
Summary: It's a beautiful machine , especially for $245. I have 2 80 watt Bose bookshelf speakers it works beautifully with. Some of the subtleties it brings out of the music I listen to just weren't there with my 14 year old Yamaha receiver.