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Harman/Kardon AVR 1565

Harman/Kardon AVR 1565
alaScore 84

84 reviews

Feb, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 84 reviews of Harman/Kardon AVR 1565. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Receivers & Amplifiers the Harman/Kardon AVR 1565 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Harman/Kardon AVR 1565

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 63 user reviews of Harman/Kardon AVR 1565 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on Amazon.com.

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Harman Kardon AVR 1565 5.1-channel, 70-Watt Audio/Video Receiver with HDMI v.1.4a ,3-D (Discontinued by Manufacturer)Harman Kardon AVR 1565 5.1-channel, 70-Watt Audio/Video Receiver with HDMI v.1.4a ,3-D

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Good amplifier, not so much AVR

 

Works great as an amplifier for my home theater setup. It was a nightmare to reassign this AVR as the default playback device on a PC every time either the AVR or PC was rebooted, forcing me to connect directly to the projector. Somewhat uncomfortable...

Price ; Design ; Sound quality (to my taste) ; Supports most digital input formats ; Plenty of power

No HDMI pass-through ; Not PC-friendly when connected through HDMI ; Bad remote control design ; Bad on-screen menu

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: DMYTRO L. (newegg.com)

Good amplifier, not so much AVR

 

Works great as an amplifier for my home theater setup. It was a nightmare to reassign this AVR as the default playback device on a PC every time either the AVR or PC was rebooted, forcing me to connect directly to the projector. Somewhat uncomfortable...

Price Design Sound quality (to my taste) Supports most digital input formats Plenty of power

No HDMI pass-through Not PC-friendly when connected through HDMI Bad remote control design Bad on-screen menu

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: Shane (newegg.com)

Only lasted 1 year

 

Had everything I needed and worked great for one year

Video now cuts in/out. Occasionally at moderate volumes it will display "PROTECT" on the screen and then shut down. This happens 3 to 4 times per show. So annoying I'm ready to throw it away. I gave the Sony amplifier I replaced to a friend and it is...

Oct, 2014

Consumer review by: KENNETH T. (newegg.com)

Only lasted 1 year

 

Had everything I needed and worked great for one year.

Video now cuts in/out. Occasionally at moderate volumes it will display "PROTECT" on the screen and then shut down. This happens 3 to 4 times per show. So annoying I'm ready to throw it away. I gave the Sony amplifier I replaced to a friend and it is...

Oct, 2014

Consumer review by: Andrew A. (newegg.com)

Awful support

 

Decent processing, low delay

Device failed within 2 months and I've had an RMA request in for over 5 weeks now with no more than an automated response. Definitely don't recommend buying this unless you're sure it won't have any problems.

Sep, 2014

Consumer review by: revantdx (newegg.com)

Awful support

 

Decent processing, low delay

Device failed within 2 months and I've had an RMA request in for over 5 weeks now with no more than an automated response. Definitely don't recommend buying this unless you're sure it won't have any problems

Sep, 2014

Consumer review by: Tracey C. (newegg.com)

Great sound marred by low quality manufacturing & menus

 

It's such a shame that a good sounding AVR is brought low by poor manufacturing & subpar return policies. As another reviewer mentioned, I'm not happy that I have to pay to ship a defective product back for an exchange. Also not happy that I'm without...

The AVR sounds great, hooked up to four Polk Monitor 55's. It has a good amount of HDMI and optical inputs, as well as inputs for older devices. Good configuration options despite the horrible UI (such as individual speaker levels, low frequency...

The top negative is that the front display just up and stopped working 6 months after purchase. They really didn't put a lot of thought into usability. The menus are outdated, as others have noted, and are clunky to navigate. Switching between inputs...

Mar, 2014

Consumer review by: Stamen S. (newegg.com)

Awesome entry level receiver

 

Got this baby for $149 at Black Friday sale with rebate. Best bang for the buck at this level. I knew what I was getting into so the cons were not that disappointing. The only draw back was the size. It's a bit higher than expected and it could not fit...

Price. Outstanding sound quality. Design and looks. Inputs/outputs and features. Ease of setup.

Front USB port is only for firmware updates. You can't use it for device connectivity. No WiFi/network connectivity. Size - it's bigger than expected.

Dec, 2013

Consumer review by: Erik E. (newegg.com)

Awesome

 

Great rx, pretty

none at all

Nov, 2013

Consumer review by: Gregory D. (newegg.com)

Has its Problems

 

I purchased this receiver on sale for under $200 so I wasn't expecting much. It has a lot of good features but not all of them work very well. When switching between HDMI ports you have to restart several times before it works. When watching television...

Price

Poor sound and Picture quality

Nov, 2013