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. Setup is easy, but I could use help on when to use some of the features, like direct, straight, and other modes. It is a crapshoot on what button to push for what I am listening to. Great modest home theater system.
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). I set this unit up easily, the mic.
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. Yamaha only offers a Zone 2 feature in higher level models. I exchanged the V465 for a Yamaha RX-V665BL 630 Watt 7-Channel Home Theater Receiver ($400).
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. Sound quality is great and shipping was fast and in pristine condition which was one of my major concerns. I have seen what UPS can do to a box.
Summary: I bought the Yamaha RX V465 5.1 channel 525 Watt Receiver a few weeks back and am enjoying it. I like the fact that it has so many inputs and has the ipod hook-up to it, Havent got the dock yet But I plan to.
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. It was relatively inexpensive (had already spent enough money on an HD LCD TV, new TV stand, blu-ray player, and upgrading my cable service to HD) 2.
Summary: So this is the first receiver that I have ever purchased and the sound is amazing (it is paired with Klipsch B-3 and S-3). The only reason that I did not give it 5 stars (and it is my own fault) is because it does not have an A/B speaker set. So if I ever want to add speakers to another room I will need to add a stereo amplifier. I wish that I had just given it a little more thought, then I could have purchased the Yamaha RX-V663 (for an extra $30).