Summary: I bought this system on March 15, 2011. Let me start by saying that the service department at Amazon was exceptional. Amazon gave me the Yamaha support center number and I waited 27 minutes without an operator picking up to respond. The HDMI outlet in the Yamaha receiver stopped working completely. I read many of the reviews on this product and it seems that a lot of professional evaluators have given their opinion. I would love to see an end user give their opinion.
Summary: This started out bad. Ordered through Discount jungle. Clicked the button to finish the transaction around 8PM on a Thursday, including an extra $195.00 for one day shipping. Everything came up fine on the receipt to be delivered on Friday. Checking later on other orders, I noticed the delivery date as the following Monday OR Tuesday. That is the same as was projected for 3 to 5 day shipping at half the cost.
The Yamaha RX V2065 is a great value in a quality home 7.2 surround stereo
2 June 2011
Summary: I like Yamaha receivers. They are easy to operate, dependable, and have some features most other AV receivers don't have. I had a Yamaha RX-V467 (5.1 surround) and Polk speakers. I decided to upgrade. I went to several audio shops and they wanted me to invest over $5000 in an upgrade. I was told that if I upgraded my speakers I needed 200wpc to drive high-end speakers. I reviewed what receivers were available at a moderate price.
Summary: Ok, i've been an Onkyo owner since 2003. I've owened three different Onkyo units: TX-SR703, TX-SR803, and a TX-SR875S. I thought all along that Onkyo was the best there was? Well let me tell you,"I was so wrong." I was very dissapointed for a year after buying the Onkyo TX-SR875S. I was constantly tweeking it to try to get it to sound right, my wife would get tired of me tinkering with it so much. I have some of the best speakers that you can get.
Summary: I have had this receiver hooked up for about 7 months now. I recently got an IPOD dock for this receiver; it is the only IPOD dock that is compatible with it, and it is made by YAMAHA. The music on the IPOD plays fine, but the video applications do not. On the video side, the movie or video application flashes on and off, and is tinted a wierd color. It would be great to hear from someone who has the same trouble.
Summary: This receiver perfectly solved our problem of delivering different sounds to 3 zones in our home. As a result, we can listen to the same or different music, from various sources, in our living room, our family room and our patio. It was important to find a receiver that would accommodate our existing Bose 901 speakers, which I did not want to replace. Working with the vendor, Quantum Electronics, was easy and efficient.
Summary: I went and demo'ed the V2065 vs the V1065 at my local Fry's. Basically the sound quality was similar but the extra features are what drove me to the V2065. The YPAO feature is huge timesaver in terms of setup. Tons of other cool features. The only con I have found so far is that most universal remotes do not work with the unit as all the standard Yamaha codes dont work. I ended up getting a logitech Harmony remote for other reasons so no big deal.
Summary: I tried this receiver for a week, and returned it. It has a ton of functions, and inputs, but seems as though it was engineered for the usual home theater system of today - the smaller front, center, and surround with a sub-woofer - which is fine if this is the configuration of your home system. The biggest flaw was the inability to change the LFE level.