Summary: The Yamaha RX-V565BL works well as part of the Yamaha YHT-791BL home theater system, but it doesn't fare as well when compared to other standalone AV receivers.
Pros: Four HDMI inputs; onboard Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio decoding; upconverts analog video signals to 1080p; automatic speaker calibration system; relatively inexpensive 7.1 AV receiver.
Cons: Competitors offer more features for the same price; cannot assign audio inputs; poor image quality on upconverted analog video signals; lacks a multichannel analog input; no multiroom functionality; onscreen display looks outdated; cluttered remote.
Summary: The Yamaha RX-V565 is a step up from most receivers that are sold in HTIB systems. While it does not pack the same wallop that its bigger brethren do it will still fill a small to medium sized room with lots of sound. At less than $450 its the perfect receiver for those who want to branch out beyond the HTIB concept and start enjoying next generation audio.