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Yamaha RX-V765

alaTest has collected and analyzed 179 reviews of Yamaha RX-V765. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the reliability and size. The design and price are also mentioned favorably.

usability, price, design, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Yamaha RX-V765 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Yamaha RX-V765


alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Yamaha RX-V765 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on People really like the usability, whereas some have doubts about the price.



100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2020

Consumer review ( review summary for Yamaha RX-V765


alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 user reviews of Yamaha RX-V765 from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Opinions about the reliability and size are generally positive. The design and price also get good feedback.

usability, price, design, size, reliability

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

Sep, 2020

Expert review by : Clint DeBoer (

Yamaha RX-V765 7.2 Home Theater Receiver First Look


While you can get into an entry level receiver these days for under $300, there are some serious advantages to stepping it up a notch. If you want advanced functionality like video upconversion, higher quality amplifiers and advanced connectivity...

Video upconversion to 1080p, binding posts for all speaker connections, a more powerful amplifier system, high definition HDMI audio support and a powerful Zone 2 system make the Yamaha RX-V765 a very compelling upgrade for your home theater. We've...

Feb, 2010

Expert review by : Clint DeBoer (

Yamaha RX-V765 7.2 Home Theater Receiver Preview


Yamaha's RX-V765, with its price of just $649 makes it one of the best ways to get into a powerful HDMI-upconverting AV receiver. The receiver has four HDMI inputs, each which captures HD audio.

Jan, 2010

Expert review by : Andrew Robinson (

Yamaha RX-V765 Home Theater Receiver Reviewed


The RX-V765 features Yamaha's "signature lively sound that is quite enjoyable and mates well with a lot of today's modern music and movies." The receiver has only 95 watts but "sounds far more powerful than it actually is." That leaves this model "one...

The upgraded display screen and scene controls make day-to-day usage far easier and more enjoyable. •The addition of a front-mounted aux jack is welcome for those with iPods or portable music devices. When coupled with Yamaha's Compressed Music...

While four HDMI inputs are pretty much standard these days, I can't help but think a fifth or even a sixth would be beneficial, given the RX-V765's focus on current HD technologies ; I don't like how Yamaha has packed so many goodies into the RX-V765...

It's amazing to think that, over a year ago, a receiver packing as much performance as the RX-V765 would've cost you near two grand, if not more. Here we are approaching the fall of 2009, and that same receiver is now $650. That, my friends, is...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Yamaha RX-V765 review


Yamaha's RX-V765 is the model above the RX-V565. It's supremely talented but falls just short of getting the full five-star star rating

Surround processing ; immersive sound ; even tonal balance

Input assignment issues ; lacks the dynamic brilliance of the best at the price

A very talented amp that’s just lacks some sonic polish

Jul, 2009

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Fantastic Buy


Looks great. I highly recommend the iPod dock also. You can control the iPod with the receiver remote and can't get any higher quality sound out of an iPod.

The automatic configuration tool that comes with this receiver is amazing. You won't understand what you were missing until you run it. I'm getting ready to replace my rears, center and sub-woofer and can't wait to see what this receiver can deliver...

Consult the manual. You're missing out if you just plug everything in and turn it on. It takes time, but is so worth it

Jan, 2011

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YAMAHA RX-V765 7.2-Channel Digital Home Theater Receiver


I have yet to build out a full 7.1 or 7.2 system to really test this amp but have been nothing but happy with it thus far. Saw it on sale for a cheaper price than what I paid for but I also got a deal with an iPod dock thrown in so I'm not complaining.

Since the new models have been rolling in the price has been dropping for an amazing deal ; For a beginner audiophile this is a great entry level amp, beefier power supplier over the 665 and decent amount of inputs for connecting up equipment ; Setup...

None at this moment

Dec, 2010

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Great Audio, Bad HDMI


Stupidly, I didn't think to exchange the unit within the Newegg RMA period, so I don't know if my issues are a faulty unit or just bad HDMI implementation. I'll likely just live with it though, as I'd rather not deal with Yamaha's repair process. I got...

Good build quality, great sound quality, and decently simple configuration procedure ; The YPAO auto setup does pretty well for a baseline setup, and sounds great after just a little tweaking (mainly pulling the sub levels up substantially). Sounds...

Manual isn't the greatest, and the remote is old school. It isn't a learning remote, but one that needs to be programmed using codes ; Biggest issue though is the HDMI implementation. I don't know if it is a switching issue, or HDCP handshake issue,...

Nov, 2010

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not your average receiver


I chose to not run the HDMI out from my computer's video card through the receiver since my video card does not have an internal sound card; if it did, I would get true 5.1 surround sound instead of the "virtual" simulation I get from running a stereo...

The price/quality ratio is high; a moderately strong receiver with lots of room for growth. Although it did not come with the Blue Tooth adapters, you can add it on aftermarket to stream off other electronic such as your phone. Sirius ready, can dock...

It could be my lack of understanding on set up for adding in other components, but I have to set the speakers to sysnthesize surround sound when watching movies using a USB drive from my DVD player. That may be due to the sound track limitations and...

Nov, 2010

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Decent sound but somewhat disappointing…


Overall the receiver is decent but not great. The lack of Svideo and the poor 1080p up conversion of analog sources really is disappointing. I upgraded from an old Kenwood VR 707 expecting to be blown away and I wasn't. The sound is marginally better...

Nice variety and plenty of video inputs (NO SVIDEO). There's also a composite video jack on the front but strangely no HDMI ; Video up conversion of composite and component video to 1080p. This can be quite finicky and funky though; I'll explain later...

No Svideo input. This doesn't sound like much but if you're an avid video game collector or like to have a variety of electronics both old and new then the lack of a Svideo jack is going to hurt ; Poor video up conversion; really disappointing. I have...

Nov, 2010

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interesting settings such as setting it for sports, role playing games, action movies, ext. though I'm not quite clear on the differences between any of these yet. Would recommend to anyone that wants an upgrade from an old surround sound receiver.

tons of connection options that will work for anyone and any tv/dvd player

non so far

Oct, 2010

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