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Harman Kardon AVR 1565
7.3 out of 10

Harman Kardon AVR 1565

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Reviews and Problems with Harman Kardon AVR 1565

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Overall 10
10

You buy a Harman Kardon for the Sound

John Ward, Amazon
19 August 2015
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good amplifier, not so much AVR

DMYTRO L., Newegg
12 June 2015
  • 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
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Overall 8
8.0

Good A/V receiver for the price

RMX74, Amazon
7 February 2015
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

- 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.
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Overall 2
2.0

Only lasted 1 year

KENNETH T., Newegg
18 October 2014
  • 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...
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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

Eaglesnation, Amazon
9 October 2014
Overall 2
2.0

Awful support

Andrew A., Newegg
18 September 2014
  • Pros: Decent processing, low delay
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Was not as described

Fred, Amazon
21 June 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 10
10

I though

Robert D. Green, Amazon
13 June 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

It fits my apartment beautifully.

wesley burchett, Amazon
14 May 2014
  • 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.
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