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Yamaha RX-V 665

Yamaha RX-V 665
alaScore 83

113 reviews

Nov, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 113 reviews of Yamaha RX-V 665. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, 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-V 665 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Yamaha RX-V 665

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 69 user reviews of Yamaha RX-V 665 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com.

87% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

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

Yamaha RX-V665 - AV receiver - 7.2 channel review: Yamaha RX-V665 - AV receiver - 7.2 channel

 

Yamaha RX-V665 - AV receiver - 7.2 channel

Four HDMI inputs; onboard Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio decoding; XM- and Sirius-ready; upconverts analog video signals to 1080p; automatic speaker calibration system; dual subwoofer outputs.

Similarly priced Onkyo offers six HDMI inputs; cannot assign audio inputs; poor image quality on upconverted analog video signals; doesn't sound as good as previous Yamaha receivers; onscreen display looks outdated; cluttered remote.

Yamaha's RX-V665BL includes more features than its predecessor, but it doesn't sound as good, has poor video upconversion quality, and doesn't let you assign digital-audio inputs.

Apr, 2009

Expert review by : Tom Andry (audioholics.com)

Yamaha RX-V665 A/V Receiver plus Line Upgrades

 

In Yamaha's continuing commitment to making your newreceiver obsolete each and every year, they have released updates to their RX-Vline lead by the RX-V665. The RX-V663 was the best selling receiver in 2008 andYamaha wants to build on that success....

Feb, 2010

Expert review by : Tom Andry (audioholics.com)

Yamaha RX-V665 A/V Receiver plus Line Upgrades Preview

 

In Yamaha's continuing commitment to making your new receiver obsolete each and every year, they have released updates to their RX-V line lead by their most popular RX-V665 receiver.

Feb, 2009

Expert review by : Kieran Coghlan (hometheaterhifi.com)

Yamaha RX-V665 7.1 A/V Receiver

 

Part of what I enjoy most about this hobby is helping other people get into it. Given that, I'm a big fan of mid- to entry-level home theater equipment, since most people asking for advice about their first system are not looking to dole out beaucoup...

I had the 665 as the centerpiece of my system for about two months, so I had ample time to get used to it, and experience it on both an “every day” level, and a critical listening level. I’d like to stress that I was very impressed with what $550 can...

Jun, 2009

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

Yamaha RX-V665

 

Yamaha's RX-V665 includes more features than its predecessor, but it doesn't sound as good, has poor video upconversion quality, and doesn't let you assign digital-audio inputs.

Four HDMI inputs ; On-board Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio decoding ; Upconverts analog video signals to 1080p ; Automatic speaker calibration system ; Dual subwoofer outputs

Cannot assign audio inputs ; Poor image quality on upconverted analog video signals ; Doesn't sound as good as previous Yamaha receivers ; On-screen display looks outdated ; Cluttered remote

We put the test patterns away and switched to actual program material, but the RX-V663's performance didn't improve. The introduction to Seabiscuit is a torture test for video processors and the RX-V665's processor was sufficiently pained, as the image...

Jun, 2009

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

Yamaha RX-V665 - AV receiver - 7.2 channel review: Yamaha RX-V665 - AV receiver - 7.2 channel

 

Yamaha RX-V665 - AV receiver - 7.2 channel

Four HDMI inputs; onboard Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio decoding; XM- and Sirius-ready; upconverts analog video signals to 1080p; automatic speaker calibration system; dual subwoofer outputs.

Similarly priced Onkyo offers six HDMI inputs; cannot assign audio inputs; poor image quality on upconverted analog video signals; doesn't sound as good as previous Yamaha receivers; onscreen display looks outdated; cluttered remote.

Yamaha's RX-V665BL includes more features than its predecessor, but it doesn't sound as good, has poor video upconversion quality, and doesn't let you assign digital-audio inputs.

Apr, 2009

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Too hot to handle.

 

Not a bad sounding receiver however, I cant wait to sell this sucker.

HDMI inputs, Video upscaling, Sound quality, video pass through

limted power curve, This thing produces tons of heat. It produces so much heat it warm the room. does not come with a free black ipod base

Jun, 2010

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Firmware link

 

firmware link: http://www.yamaha.com/yec/products/productdetail.html?CNTID=5028057&CTID=5000300&RLTID=1505&DETYP=RELATION

Fair Price Have not connected as yet so I have hated a 4. I had a hard time locating the firmware and decided to place a link

have not connected as yet

Apr, 2010

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Good Product POOR PACKAGING

 

This unit has plenty of features, tons of hookups, and sounds a lot better than a unit I returned. Auto upscaling is fantastic, so you only have to use a single HDMI cable for multiple different inputs. My only gripe: For a unit that is nearly $500 I...

Nice design, loaded with features, good sound, plenty of connections, does not seem to run hot, automatic speaker setup

SHIPPING, PACKAGING, HANDLING

Feb, 2010

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great Price alot of features.

 

Great value for your dollar..If you don't need alot of power/volume.

Lots of features. Great price ; Lots of inputs and all the inputs are renameable so someone like my wife can know what input to use as you can name things like 'VCR' or 'DVD' or WII etc

You need to do the update yourself for the firmware ; Its pretty simple in that you just download the update from Yamaha website, burn it to a disc as a CD song, hook up your DVD player to it and initiate the firmware update by playing the song. But...

Oct, 2009
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