Summary: I was actually looking for a good stereo receiver, but ended up with this anyway, based on the price. I've always liked Yamaha. Good build quality, never have any issues with it, easy to setup, etc.
Summary: I always wanted a Yamaha and I was not disappointed. It's really good for it's price. The sound quality is really good and it has lots of nice sound modification choices, 5 or 6 for each type of music, video and others. These are the main reasons for buying it so I would rank if fairly high.
Summary: This is a good replacement receiver but could be a little more user friendly. I did like the auto decode button on my old Sony receiver better. This receiver has a lot of great features for the money.
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: 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.
Summary: I bought this unit here a month ago. I completely overlooked that I listen to FM radio many MANY more hours than I watch movies or TV. I live in a fringe FM reception area, so a really good tuner section on an A/V receiver is critical for me (as I said, something I totally forgot).
Summary: Ordered the RX-V465 and was very excited about unit and $250 price. But when unit arrived I immediately noticed there was no A/B switch to allow addition of a second pair of speakers (Zone 2). Been a while since I've bought receiver and didn't realize A/B switch not common anymore.
Summary: Ease of set up is my only issue and not to make the unit function it's the speaker adjustment microphone that comes with it that I found difficult to use. However after some playing around with it I got it to work fine.
Summary: This is a great receiver. The auto config for surround sound is a big plus. It has done just about everything I wanted and more. The only catch is that I wanted to hook up to a system (i.e., a Nintendo Wii) that has component video output and stereo sound (no fiberoptic or coax sound out).
Summary: Purchased the RX-V465 because I finally made the jump to high-def and needed the HDMI inputs to complete the home theater setup. I had two older A/V receivers and neither had HDMI inputs. I chose this particular model for a number of good reasons. 1.