Summary: I ordered this used from a seller on Amazon and it's in excellent condition. There's just a few scratches back around the HDMI in port (looks like someone couldn't find the hole). I haven't tested the port but I'm betting it works fine. Other than that there is a barely noticable scratch on the very edge along the length of the receiver.. So small that it took me about a day to notice it. The seller advertised it as Used - Like New if I remember correctly.
Summary: I have this paired with a Polk Audio 5.1 speaker system and I couldn't be happier. I have had this for about 4 years now and it is still going strong despite going through 5 different moves. It pumps out plenty of power and everything is crystal clear no matter how loud I turn it up.
Summary: Can I rate it at zero stars? This unit provided satisfactory performance until it broke. After 5 months, it would turn itself off for no reason. Shortly afterwards, the HDMI video would result in a black screen upon changing cable channels. I have a 70s vintage Yamaha receiver that works great. Evidently Yamaha has value engineered their products until no value remains.
Summary: I've had this receiver for about a year and I must say that for the money it has been very, very good. The only reason that I don't give it 5 stars is because of the OSD situation requiring a separate connection other than the HDMI connection. Maybe this is common with other AVRs, I don't know. One thing of note is that I recommend using the YPAO as a starting point only. You'll have to do some tweaking on your own to get it to sing.
Disappointed - Retailer sent me the RX-V465 instead.
18 October 2009
Summary: I am unable to properly rate the V463 because the I received the V465 instead. I know that the V463 has been replaced with the v465, but why list the V463 for sale (and in stock) if you plan to switch it out with the V465. I specifally wanted the V463 because I was looking for a Yamaha receiver that would support both A/B switching and an IPOD Dock. The V465 does not support A/B switching. I do not know why Yamaha has removed A/B switching from most of its receivers.
Summary: Last Sunday I ordered the V463 from Electronics Expo through Amazon.com. Imagine my surprise on Thursday when I found out that they had sent me the wrong receiver! Instead of the V463 they had sent the V465. The V465 goes for almost $100 MORE than the V463 and has more HDMI jacks. Electronics Expo explained that they had sold out of the V463. Plan on buying the V463 and read the reviews for the V465 since--and I won't guarantee it--you will probably receive the V465.
Summary: Been away returned to set it up and find impossible to understand. You can't even read anything on the receiver the print is so small. Contacted AV Wholesale to return it who told us we are out of the 14 day return period, which they did not make us aware of. As we were away on vacation when this item arrived and we sought professional help to set it up, this took longer than 14 days.