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: 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 bought this to support Projector and plasma HDMI outputs. Great quality with 7.2 speaker setup. Really liked the passthru feature i.e. system need not be switched on to pass the HDMI signal to plasma. MOst of kids shows are watched with TV audio.
Summary: Had mine 3 months now, I upgraded from a 12 year old Yamy DSP-A1 with a TX-492 Tuner which gave me about 20 FM stations, I get 1 with the 2065, I have a 6 element Antenna in the attic. Why is it that I can Receive Tons of stations on my car radio in the garage and 1 on My $1300.00 Receiver? But I still love it.