Summary: I recently had a Yamaha receiver, but was an old one with no HDMI hook ups nor did it have True HD and DTS HD. After purchasing this receiver without spending a fortune for a new one, this choice could not have been better. i actually expected less, but this receiver is awesome. I am a movie guy and watch movies regularly and the sound is just terrific. I would recommend this product to everyone.
Summary: I've owned this receiver for about 2 months now and couldn't be happier with it. The features are great for the price!! Definitely get the most bang for your buck. 1 HDMI out cable for all (analog and digital inputs) makes for a nice, clean look to any home theater with the analog video upscaling. Major selling point for me. Excellent sound quality. My only complaints are that there are banana plug connections for ONLY the front speakers.
Summary: This receiver is everything you want for a reasonable price. Set-up was easy and auto speaker set-up function worked great. The item was delivered earlier than estimated in perfect condition from Amazon. I highly recommend this receiver for all looking for quality at a reasonable price. Yamaha did not skimp on this model.
Pros: Get what you pay for. Analog to digital conversion so that I only use ONE cable to TV 4 HDMI inputs. Ample power Scene buttons (one-touch to turn on receiver-select input with desired decode/DSP program)
Cons: No performance cons. As with ANY receiver these days, in depth knowledge is required to take advantage of features Cross assignment of inputs (this was fixed in firmware upgrade) Some translations of original Japanese manual don't make sense.
Summary: Bought this model(RX-V 565) to replace my Yamaha RX-V 465). I dropped my 465 and damaged the front panel area. My Yamaha dealer,after looking at the damage said it would be cheaper and faster just to replace it, I agreed and bought this one.I had issues with my old one and I now know why- update issue and not using the remote to set it up properly.With my new one it is up to date on firmware and I took the time to read the owners manual and use the remote.I found several...
Great receiver but get the firmware if you use for HTPC
15 March 2010
Summary: This is a fantastic receiver for the price. It has just about every decoder that you could need, and plenty of HDMI inputs (4 of them). Great sound quality on this matched up with my Polk TSi100s and TSI C10 center, as well as the Polk R150 for the surrounds. The only feature it does not have which it could use is multi-channel audio inputs. You will need to go up to the RX-V665 for that.
Nice options, sound, video opass through nothing special
R. Sellmeyer "robbotis", Amazon
15 March 2010
Summary: First, big fan of Yamaha. I've go this hooked up in no time. The speaker setup device is a snap. It worked great. This receiver isn't the most powerful, as I often have to crank it up to high levels, but I'm very please w/ the sound quality.
Summary: Simple setup, this amp has brought my home theater to life. We are thrilled with the performance and are working to complete the surround sound as the budget permits. What I intended to have was a better sounding television, and now I can't stop until the system is complete with surround and the full 7.1 capability this amp has. Plenty of power, the sofa shakes during certain scenes in movies and we could smell the rain at Woodstock while Jimi was jamming.
Summary: Great Sound Love the HDMI Inputs Plenty of power for a group of Bose 301's and a big sub. This is a system that you will benefit much more from if you take a minute to read the manual and fumble through the remote. Has many options to tweak each speaker that some other receivers don't have. The only thing that I'm not real fond of is the volume control. Takes a long time to turn volume up or down much. Love it!
Pros: Accurate Controls, Clean Sound, Good Power Output, Great Sound Quality
Summary: The receiver is very easy to set up has great inputs and sounds great. The 7.1 channel surround enhancer feature is great for room filling sound from non-surround sources. The automatic detect for the source is great and the sound is always exceptional.Very good separation and equalization. The auto setup with the included mic gives you great sound instantly. The best receiver for the price. And I didn't even mention the video upscalng which is very impressive.