Summary: Well I have always wanted a Yamaha Receiver but never thought I could afford one. I have had quite a few diff units over the years starting off with a higher end Technics. After which I went to JVC. Tried a Sony here and there but they just don't have the clean power or the volume drive. Well eureka this Yamaha RX-V459 is Home Theater buffs dream!! While it's only 90watts per channel compared to my old JVC 5.1 that had 100 watts per...the internals are far superior.
Summary: Love this unit, hard to beat at what is almost the sales tax for a high end unit. Has all the power and quality of the highly regarded and much more expensive Yamaha AVR's, just as long as you can live without some of the bells and whistles. I run all me video connections directly to a Samsung 5054 plasma, which has lot's of video connectors (not through the AVR, video is the RX-V459's weak area).
Summary: Important facts: This receiver supports a total of three video inputs. It does not support HDMI or DVI. It cannot downconvert from component to s-video, or s-video to composite, so you must supply a connection to your television for each type of video. (See below.) Nice Stereo: This is an excellent surround sound/stereo system, particularly at the current price. If you need to replace a conventional stereo, this is an excellent choice.
Summary: I have had a Yamaha receiver for years and decided to upgrade. The sound quality and dependability have been top notch. My previous unit got used daily, has thousands of hours of use and still works great. I will be moving it to my secondary 5.1 theatre system. I decided to buy the V495 because it offers very good sound quality and high 90 watts RMS power for all surronud channels and tons of features that were not previously available at twice the money.
Yamaha RX-V + 4 hi-fi speakers = a $400-$600 home theater system that out-performs any below $2,000.
4 December 2006
Summary: I decided on the Yamaha RX after an arduous journey that began with a simple desire: to have halfway decent sound to go with my big-screen TV. I was hoping to pay maybe $200 for everything (speakers + amp). Eventually however, I discovered that any serious improvement in sound was going to cost at least $400. In the end, the best low-cost solution was the same as the best high-cost solution. Here are my findings.
Summary: Ich habe den Receiver schon seit knapp 2 Jahren und bin immer noch begeistert. Ich habe diesen damals als ein Angebot bei Saturn gekauft, da dieser nur 199€ gekostet hatte. Außerdem hat er mich angesprochen, da das Silber sehr gut zu meinen Anderen Heinkino-Komponen passt. Nach einer kurzen Einlesephase in der Gebrauchsanleitung startete ich sofort meinen Test.