Summary: Works great. The RX-V765 has all of the latest options for home theater and the sound is fantastic. Paired this up with my Boston Acoustics surround sound speakers and WOW, it blew me away. Exactly what I was looking for. I would recomment this receiver to anyone who wants a BIG sound for a very reasonable price.
Summary: I've had an older model of this receiver for many years. Over time the remote got "kid" damage to it. The receiver depends largely on the remote for many personalized functions. I found a replacement for it finally at a reasonable price on ebay and bought it. But because of not having HDMI connections, I just decided to look for a new one. There were many options, but Yamaha was the only way to go. Now I have my old one and my new one.
Summary: What a great piece of equipment. I saved almost half the cost buying it on Amazon rather than going to buy it at Best Buy or another store in the box. It takes some time to learn how to use it but once you do it is awsome.
Summary: After comparing units at the store, I decided that this would give the most value for cost. The important features were the 1080p upscaling, multiple HDMI inputs, multiple digital inputs, and a single HDMI output. The power/wattage was important, and perhaps most important was the ability to have an A and B channel output. That way I can run one audio source in my family room, and push a 2nd audio source to my back porch via the B channel.
Summary: This receiver replaced a Denon in our living room and is a great buy. It has all of the features we needed plus some we don't and Yamaha sound quality (and hopefully reliability). Like any home theater receiver, set-up is a pain... lots of things to connect but the YPAO worked well.
Summary: I love my 765. I have to admit I am still learning what this thing can do. I sometimes feel it is like HAL from 2001 odyssey. I feel it is thinking. Thinking how it can scare its owner.... The installation was a breeze. I have this hooked up to my PS3, FIOS, speaker system (Mirage and Dayton Subwoofer). It knocked the socks out when I heard Lord of the Rings. All I could say was "Shiver Me Timbers" when I heard the Orukai war chants... SERIOUSLY. I kid you not.
Summary: So far, this receiver has been great to me. The back panel has a good layout for connecting devices and the menu system is really convenient. It also has an auto sound setup (YAO) if im not mistaken that detects the number of speakers you have and adjusts the volume according to the distance from the mic. It automatically sets up for 5.1, 5.2, 6.1, 6.2, 7.1, and 7.2.