Summary: This receiver got a lot of features. I was not able to hook up my amplifer. It does have 30 presets for stations but they are all on one control 1-30. You have to go through all the presets to get to the one you want, as on others they have A,B,C,D with about 10 on each. The sound does not go as loud as I would like it to.
"OK if it does what you need, which it probably doesn't."
25 April 2011
Pros: It's cheap, and not hard to find a supplier. Nice enough interface. The FM (which I don't use) is amazingly good at locking onto weak signals I didn't know existed.
Cons: Analog audio output, zone 2 output, and preamp output *all* give no signal unless you are using an analog source. So, I can't use zone 2, which is what I bought it for. This doesn't match the usual definition of "preamp out", i.e. the low level final anal
Summary: Our 30-year-old Yamaha 5.1 theater system was getting tired so we replaced it with the RXV675 7.1 system. Yamaha has the highest reputation for excellent equipment and that was borne out with our old unit, so we looked forward to an excellent experience with the new unit. Oh how disappointed we were! The basic setup was not complicated, but when we wanted to use some of the more advanced features, the owners manual was an almost impossible maze to navigate.
Nice receiver, but requires proprietary connector for Bluetooth
Guy in Ohio "Guy in Ohio", Amazon
24 August 2010
Summary: I'm quite happy with this receiver except for one glaring complaint: Yamaha requires you to purchase a proprietary cable to connect a Bluetooth device. The manual states "the cable is required [when pairing] for security purposes" (paraphrased). Please. What it really means to say is "the cable is required so we can collect a few bucks when you want to play music from your Droid/iPhone through our receiver".
Wonderful receiver but not compatible with many cable boxes
Roger Whitehouse, Amazon
22 September 2009
Summary: I chose the Yamaha V665 after careful comparison with other units, and was very impressed with ease of setup and features. The sound quality is excellent, and while I had initial concerns with power output, at 90 watts it demonstrates more useable power than my previous NAD unit at 100 watts. I particularly like the four "Scene" buttons which allow linked input sources and sound fields and switch the unit on with one action.