Summary: I have had good luck with Yamaha in the past so I gave this one a shot based on it's "zone 2" abilities. I had it up and running in minutes and the unit performs very well. I am not using much of it's video switching capabilities but it works well for what I have tried. The zone 2 funtion is just what I was looking for. You can control two areas from one remote.
Summary: A very good receiver so far. I haven't had a chance to fully explore all the functions yet. Set-up a little problematic for balancing the speakers using the microphone. Kept getting errors for no reason. Manual needs improvement for novices to understand.
Summary: So, overall I'm really happy with this receiver - it does just about everything they promised it would, and it sounds spectacular combined with the Polk speakers I bought to go with it. But.... One of the reasons I bought it was the promise that I could seamlessly connect all my video devices and it would convert them all to HDMI - so that I wouldn't have to set the TV and the amp whenever I wanted to watch something.
Great 7.1 receiver for price. Love the Zone 2 function!
A. Cole, Amazon
20 March 2010
Summary: Am very satisfied with the V665. Great sound quality, features and input/output options. I especially like the ability to simultaneously play one source in Zone 1 (e.g. TV in family room) and a second source in Zone 2 (e.g. CD/Ipod/FM/etc in living room). Am disappointed the V665 doesn't have S-Video inputs or a digital FM tuner (HD Radio) built-in. I find there is plenty of power for my two-room setup, living and dining rooms.
Summary: I got this receiver to compliment my Samsung 46" LED screen. The unit is pushing JBL tower speakers and sub with JBL small bookshelves for the surrounds. First of all, the sound is great-clear and airy with no distortion that I can detect. Setup is fairly easy with the included microphone. The only quirk that has affected me is that when the HDMI TV is turned on, a signal is sent from the TV which puts whatever is attached to first scene button on the left.
GREAT SOUND, AND INPUTS BUT IT HAS NOT UNIVERSAL VOLTS
6 June 2009
Summary: Yamaha is pushing to make the RX-V665 (90W x 7) the new market leader. In addition to the features outlined above, the V665 includes Deep Color (30/36 bit) technology, 120Hz/24Hz Refresh Rates and Auto Lip-Sync compensation, which automatically (according to Yamaha) eliminates audio/video sync issues.
Summary: This receiver is almost identical to the 565 which I just purchased. There are two model numbers for the 565 AV Receiver as disclosed on CNET. One model number is the Yamaha RX-V565BL 630 Watt 7-Channel Home Theater Receiver , the other is the Yamaha HTR-6250BL 630 Watt 7-Channel Home Theater Receiver , which I purchased. At various times, the prices of the two vary on Amazon, so I just went with the cheaper one.
Summary: Hallo.. wollte nur mal kurz ein Statement abgeben. Daher der Rx V 665 eine Mischung zwischen dem 565 und dem 765 ist war ich am Anfang etwas skeptisch. Probieren geht über studieren. Also das Ding bestellt, 2 Tage später angekommen und gleich angeschlossen. Erstes Problem war natürlich die Russische/Englische Bedienungsanleitung... aber.. Augen auf, und man entdeckt die Cd mit der Deutschen Anleitung als PDF.