Summary: The product was scratched so I boxed it back up to send back. Then I noticed they sent the wrong model. Timing was such that I could not take a replacement so I got a refund. They don't refund the $20+ S&H so I ate that. I do not recommend purchasing from this seller.
Summary: This receiver is barely used in my opinion. I have used it in all purposes with ease. It6 integrates very welln with my Onyko DV-CP706 DVD changer. the trick to optimizing this unit is to use Coaxial and Optical for Audio and HDMI for Video. This unit powers by Bose/Polk audio speakers very well.
Good reciever but HDMI does not allow audio pass through
Fa Fa Flo HI, Amazon
9 March 2011
Summary: I bought this receiver fully expecting to use HDMI inputs for audio and video connections. As it turns out you have to use a separate audio connection along with the HDMI cable. In other words the HDMi for this unit only handles the Video aspect of the receiver and not the audio. An optical or coaxial cable must be used to achieve 5.1 surround sound. It is a great receiver if this is not a problem for you, it is for me because it means more cables.
Summary: I've had this receiver for around 3 months and must say that it is just what I've been wanting in a home theater and music center. I've got a miss-match of speakers that I've had for many years and the 1065 performs perfectly with all of them. It sets up very quickly with the GUI. I like to set up using the manual option as you can mold the speaker levels and tone to your own expectations. The remote is laid out fairly well and is easy to get used to.
Summary: As a standard def audio receiver, it works as it should. For a HDMI capable receiver, it is utterly useless. It has "HDMI Pass-through" which basically means it works an an expensive switch box. It takes the HDMI signal, and forwards it along to the TV. That is it. It does not decode the audio, it does not decode or upscale the video. It cannot process the audio from the HDMI. Yes, the HDMI capable audio receiver cannot process HDMI sound.
Summary: I have spent thousands and thousands of dollars on receivers from Sony, Onkyo, NAD, Carver and a few others, but never considered Yamaha...my new philosophy regarding electronics is not to spend over $200.00 on this type of item and if and when something should go wrong, just toss it and start over...Most everything that has emanated from China has a life span of about one and a half years to hopefully three years, however, not likely..
Summary: Works very much as advertised. Probably not the best receiver I've ever had, but perfectly adequate for a small home theater and CD playing application. I haven't gotten around to installing the rear speakers yet, so I can't comment on the surround sound, but it drives two pretty hefty (and old and inefficient)stereo speakers and a center speaker very nicely. It is big, so plan on having some room available. This isn't for a small, unobtrusive installation.
Summary: Excellent clarity and sound reproduction. Very impressive audio modes (about 8 different modes to choose from). Only video is passed out through HDMI port (dont know why audio was left out - thats why i gave it 4 stars). Need to input optical or coax in addition for digital audio. And also does not upconvert (they dont claim the feature exists either). Not too hard to setup, happy with purchase!