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Yamaha RX V663

Yamaha RX V663
alaScore 82

262 reviews

Oct, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 262 reviews of Yamaha RX V663. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Yamaha RX V663 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Yamaha RX V663

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 184 user reviews of Yamaha RX V663 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com.

91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Yamaha RX-V663BL 665 Watt 7.1-Channel Home Theater ReceiverYamaha RX-V663BL 665 Watt 7.1-Channel Home Theater Receiver

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Matthew Moskovciak Steve Guttenberg (cnet.com)

Yamaha RX-V663 review: Yamaha RX-V663

 

Yamaha RX-V663

Excellent sound quality; onboard Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio decoding; Sirius- and XM-ready; control iPod onscreen using USB port; two switched AC outlets.

Only two HDMI inputs, while competing models offers offer three or more; analog upconversion limited to 480p; poor upconversion quality; autosetup gave us an inaccurate warning; frustrating rear panel layout.

The Yamaha RX-V663 sounds great, but it's tough to recommend with its paltry HDMI connectivity, poor upconversion quality, and other design quirks.

Feb, 2009

Expert review by : Tom Andry (audioholics.com)

Yamaha RX-V663 A/V Receiver Overview

 

Both decode all the latest audio formats including Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, and DTS HD. Both have HDMI 1.3 inputs and plenty of analogue connections (including 3 in / 1 out component video). Both have 17 surround modes, YPAO auto calibration,...

Jun, 2008

Expert review by : Tom Andry (audioholics.com)

Yamaha RX-V663 A/V Receiver Preview

 

The new Yamaha RX-V663 AV Receiver comes armed with all of the latest in HDMI connectivity, and HD decoding at bargain basement pricing. If you have $550 for a receiver, look at the Yamaha RX-V663.

Feb, 2008

Expert review by : Kim Wilson (ultimateavmag.com)

UltimateAVmag.com: Yamaha RX-V663 A/V Receiver

 

New technologies have a way of becoming less expensive over a shorter period of time with each passing year. Case in point-the RX-V663 A/V receiver from Yamaha, which provides a complete 7.1-channel system (95Wpc) with some of the most advanced...

Good performance of onboard Dolby TrueHD decoding, Includes DTS-HD Master Audio decoding

Access to different types of media (XM, Sirius, iPod, Bluetooth), Only two HDMI inputs, Lackluster audio performance with auto setup, required a lot of manual tweaking

On the surface, the Yamaha RX-V663 should be a terrific deal, offering support for HDMI 1.3a and the newest audio formats. At a mere $550, I wish I could give it better marks. However, the consumer-electronics industry moves quickly, and in the short...

Jun, 2008

Expert review by : uavKim Wilson (soundandvision.com)

Yamaha RX-V663 A/V Receiver

 

Perhaps the most important of these features is the ability to decode Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio, the new lossless audio codecs now being used on Blu-ray discs. Can such an inexpensive receiver really deliver the sonic goods? That's what I...

Jun, 2008

Expert review by : uavKim Wilson (hometheater.com)

Yamaha RX-V663 A/V Receiver

 

Perhaps the most important of these features is the ability to decode Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio, the new lossless audio codecs now being used on Blu-ray discs. Can such an inexpensive receiver really deliver the sonic goods? That's what I...

Jun, 2008

Expert review by : Ivan Shin (avrev.com)

Yamaha RX-V663 AV Receiver

 

My home theater hobby started when buying my first independent receiver, the Sony STR-DG 810. This was a simple starter receiver for me because it would pass audio and video through HDMI. As I played around with the settings more and more, I realized I...

Jan, 2003

Consumer review (shopzilla.com)

YamahaAwesome. 9 out of 10

 

HDMI video up conversion, auto setup, 2 year warranty.

None except that it only has 2 HDMI in and no upscaling.

Apr, 2008

Consumer review (4electronicwarehouse.com)

A great 7.2 AV Receiver

 

I was one of the first ones to get this receiver (Feb.of '08) after much research on most of the other brand names in this price range. It was important for me to get one that wasn't a nightmare to set up and use. I also wanted a newer HDTV savvy...

Accurate Controls, Clean Sound, Durable, Easy To Set Up, Easy to use, Good Power

Dec, 2008

Consumer review (4electronicwarehouse.com)

Great Value

 

This is a great base for a HT setup. The only thing to consider is the upconversion to 1080P. That's what the 863 does. But if you don't need the upconversion or don't bother with old analog sources, or have an upconverter this is a gem for the price.

Accurate Controls, Clean Sound, Good Power

Sep, 2008

Product Specifications

High-performance Home Theater Receiver features full support for HD audio formats, HDMI video upconversion and deinterlacing, iPod and Bluetooth audio compatibility, improved YPAO, Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control), multi-zone custom installation facility, and four SCENE buttons.

Amplifier

Input Channel Qty:7
Output Channel Qty:8
Output Power / Total:665Watt

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Product Type: None

Audio System

Built-in Decoders:Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital Surround EX / Dolby Pro Logic II / Dolby Pro Logic IIx / Dolby TrueHD / DTS 96/24 / DTS decoder / DTS Neo:6 / DTS-ES Discrete 6.1 / DTS-HD decoder / DTS-HD Master Audio/Dolby Pro Logic II / Dolby Digital Surround EX / DTS Neo:6 / DTS-ES Discrete 6.1 / DTS 96/24 / DTS decoder / Dolby Pro Logic IIx / DTS-HD decoder / Dolby TrueHD / DTS-HD Master Audio
Functions (KA):AV receiver / Radio/Radio / AV receiver
Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound
Subcategory (KA):AV components
Surround Sound Effects:CINEMA DSP / Neural Surround / SILENT CINEMA DSP / Virtual CINEMA DSP/Virtual CINEMA DSP / SILENT CINEMA DSP / Neural Surround
Surround System Class:7.2 channel
Type:AV receiver

Connectors

Coaxial Digital Input: Yes
Headphone Jack: Yes
Optical Digital Input: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:15.5in
Height:6.7in
Weight:26lbs
Width:17.1in

Header

Manufacturer:Yamaha
Model:V663
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Yamaha RX

Miscellaneous

Color:Black

Radio

Tuner Bands:AM/FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type:Universal remote control