Summary: My Yamaha receiver is hooked up to a Klipsch 500 system and it powers the surround speakers very well. There is plenty on connectivity on this receiver and it has multiple sound output profiles.
Need better explanation in manual of what buttons to setup
23 June 2010
Summary: I bought this to replace a cheap Philips theater/dvd system that stopped working. I used the old 3 ohm speakers with this set, and bought a Yamaha YST-SW216BSL subwoofer. The sound is awesome.
Summary: Got this after upgrading to blu-ray. Decodes necessary audio formats for blu ray. For playing music this sounds as good as previous Yamaha receiver. Noticed that the newer model of this receiver has quite a different look (same front display though, I think)and has the preferred connectors for all...
Summary: Others have gone into the technical pros and cons in great depth - so I won't even try. For my money tho' this Yamaha is an excellent buy. The hook up combinations are amazing and the sound/video quality are just fantastic.
Summary: This receiver sounds great, passes great looking hi-def video, and has four HDMI inputs. Setup is a little complicated, but it just about has to be because of all the different video and audio types of connections that can be mixed and matched.
Summary: For such a modest price you really get a lot. I have always been happy with Yamaha branded electronics and this is no exception. This receiver does it all. I prefer to put my own components together rather than getting a package of all in one.
Not as advertised on Amazon - no XM / Sirius Radio - get a better one
21 April 2010
Summary: The Amazon website (at least April 2010) states this receiver is XM and Sirius Ready: (clipped from Amazon April 21 2010): Technical Details Style Name: RX-V465BL * 5-channel 525W powerful surround sound (105W x 5) * 1080p-Compatible HDMI 1.3 * Bluetooth music streaming using Yamaha YBA-10 Bluetooth...