Summary: I own a rx-v663 and upgraded this past weekend to the RX-V667. Skipping the 665 model was a good thing. This one has a great on screen GUI for changing the settings. It's an overlay, so you don't lose the video in the background when changing settings. It pops out from the left side and then you scroll up and down to pick the setting to change. Then those options are popped up from the bottom of the screen and you scroll right and left.
Summary: I've always been impressed by Yamaha products and this receiver is no exception. It's a 7.2 channel receiver that packs an insane amount of features into a modest price. Before I made the purchase, I called Yamaha's customer service guys and asked them a few questions and they were able to answer everything for me. I got right to a person who spoke English and they knew their products (and actually said they had a full lab for testing stuff).
Summary: this is my first receiver and very happy to own it...cnet rated this model excellent for sound quality, user interface and connectivity...and overall rating was high on other websites too...really like on-screen GUI...makes life easy...helpful to understand signal info...and troubleshoot if there is any problem...just bought it yesterday...connected klipsch quintet 5 speakers....planning to do YPAO calibration next..
Summary: I have owned my Yamaha RX-V667 unit two years as of today. It ran fine for a year, but then there were problems. The good: 1. radio receiver OK 2. Sound OK 3. Video/audio switching OK with HDMI, cumbersome without. The bad: 1. need more scene buttons so that - for example - if you have two DVD players you can have two DVD scenes, one for each. 2. aspects of the GUI are confusing and the manual is organized by function, not by task.
It doesn''t take a 2 thousand dollar receiver to do what this RX-V667 does
17 August 2012
Summary: Excellent receiver !! I have it ran through a BK amp out to a 5.1 setup at the moment. My front speakers are B&W 804s, HTM1 center & a pair on 805's for the rear. Two big ASW 750 sub wooers round out the system. I wasn't looking for a high powered AVR just one that had many nice features such as pre outs, two sub outs, & HDMI with audio return. This low price receiver has it all. YPAO setup is a snap, just a little tweaking to get it just right.
Summary: Purchased this receiver in June of 2011 to run my surround sound and video through. Currently have hooked up to this receiver: U-Verse TV Cable Box Older DVD player that never gets used The Good: For a relatively cheap receiver, there are enough HDMI outputs for everything you may want to hook up to it It is a very easy receiver to set up and use right out of the box; very intuitive YPAO auto speaker set up is extremely easy, just plug in the mic and let the system do...
Summary: Amazing. I had an HK - and this blows it away. Sound mix is perfect. Setup is a breeze - even though you have to read the manual on a pc/cd - oh well, I didn't need the manual anyway. It's perfect. Well kind of...they were out of the 667 so they sent me the 671. And I could not be happier.
Summary: So far I am loving this reciever. It sounds great, clear at even the highest of volumes. I have 4 full sized floor speakers attached to it, a center, and a (self-powered) sub. and it will push them to the max. I primarily bought this unit because of its 2-zone support. It gives me the ability to power the speakers around my pool and the speakers in my house all with one unit. Initial setup isn't hard, but isn't all that easy either.