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Yamaha BD-S1065

Yamaha BD-S1065
alaScore 69

18 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Blu-ray Players the Yamaha BD-S1065 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 69/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 18 reviews)

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Affordable Systems Reviews: Yamaha BD-S1065 Blu-ray Player, RX-V2065 Receiver, and Phase Technology Speaker System


Welcome to the second of Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity System Reviews, where we choose a complete home theater setup and evaluate it for continuity, system synergy and to take some of the guesswork out of buying a complete home theater...

This system is not cheap, nor does it compromise in very many areas. This system uses a top of the line receiver and soundbar. A system could be better, but not using only a receiver and a soundbar (plus sub and surrounds). I would say this is almost a...

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Yamaha BD-S1065 Blu-ray Player


The BD-S1065 is one of Yamaha?s most recent Blu-ray models (the other being the BD-S1900), and is also the least expensive model in their lineup. It is not a universal player, instead focusing simply on Blu-ray. Let's see how it performed.

The Yamaha BD-S1065 is a well built Blu-ray player that had solid performance with both music and movies. Blu-ray picture quality was very good, with good standard DVD playback as well. As impressive as the picture quality was from the Yamaha, the...

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Yamaha BD-S 1065


Available since autumn 2009, Yamaha's BD-S 1065 Blu-ray player currently sells online for around 440 GBP.

Excellent picture for films ; Analogue, 7.1-channel output ; BD-Live ; HD-audio output as PCM and bitstream

Extremely weak DVD de-interlacing ; Quiet but clearly audible fan noise ; Slow disc drive ; Measly multimedia features

For a player that costs this much, we expect more than just BD-Live and photo playback. A slow disc drive and permanent flicker in DVD pictures add to the disappointment — these shortcomings are anything but state-of-the-art. Still, the Yamaha collects...


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Yamaha BD-S1065 Blu-ray Player Review


Right at the core of the $500-600 price point, Yamaha BD-S1065 Blu-ray player enters against some stiff high-end competition. It's a sect currently dominated by Oppo's BDP-83, a jackknife player that does just about anything needed. Yamaha's unit,...

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Yamaha BD-S1065 Blu-ray Player Reviewed


One of two new Yamaha Blu-ray players, the BD-S1065 ($599.95) is a Profile 2.0 player with BD-Live and BonusView support. This model offers multichannel analog audio outputs but lacks WiFi-readiness and streaming video-on-demand service....

The BD-S1065 supports 1080p/24 playback of Blu-ray discs ; The player has internal Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio decoding and can pass these formats in bitstream form over HDMI. It has multichannel analog audio outputs for use with older A/V...

The player lacks internal memory, so you must add your own USB storage device ; It doesn't support wireless connectivity to your home network ; The BD-S1065 doesn't support MP3 or WMA playback, nor does it provide access to any Web-based...

Purely from a Blu-ray standpoint, the BD-S1065 has the most desirable features to suit any A/V setup--such as 1080p/24 output, BD-Live, and HD audio decoding with multichannel analog outputs--and would be a logical fit for anyone who owns a Yamaha...

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Yamaha BD-S1065BL Blu-ray Disc Player


this unit is so ez to setup, you cant go wrong !! i used a fiber optic cable and its super clear ! pop in your dvd and let the good times roll ! and the price you cant get this at [...] !!

DVD Upconversion","Easy Set-Up","Excellent Image Quality","Good Soundtrack Support

Product Specifications

BD-S1065 features top video and audio quality, with 1080p/24Hz-compatible HDMI video output, full HD Audio decoding and 7.1-channel audio output. It slso supports BD-Live and BonusView and partners Yamaha AV receivers.


BD Live: Yes
DLNA certified: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): No
IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No
Progressive Scan: Yes
Show View: No


Ethernet: Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
USB Interface: Yes
W-LAN Connection: No
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

1080p Upscaling: Yes
3D: No
DVD Player / Recorder:DVD Player
Integrated VCR: No
Static / Portable:Static
Table / Portable:Table


Blu-ray Playback: Yes
DivX Playback: No
DVD Audio Playback: No
DVD-R Playback: Yes
DVD-RAM Playback: No
DVD-RW Playback: Yes
DVD+R Playback: Yes
DVD+RW Playback: Yes
HD-DVD Playback: No
PC Streaming:Audio/Video
Super Audio CD Playback: No
Super Video CD / Video CD Playback: No
UPnP: Yes


Blu-ray Recording: No
Double Layer Recording:Not Applicable
DVD-R Recording: No
DVD-RAM Recording: No
DVD-RW Recording: No
DVD+R Recording: No
DVD+RW Recording: No
HD-DVD Recording: No
MP3 Encoding: No
MPEG4 Recording: No


Real Dolby:Dolby Digital