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YAMAHA RX-V665 7.2-Channel Digital Home Theater Receiver

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  • 7.2-Channel 90x7
  • HDMI 4 In / 1 Out
  • DOLBY True HD,DTSA HD Master, DOLBY Digital EX,DTS ES Discrete 6.1, DOLBY Pro Logic IIX DTS Neo DTS 96/24
  • XM HD Sirius Satellite Radio Ready
  • FM/AM Tuner

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In addition to delivering great sound, Yamaha’s RX-V665 home theater receiver minimizes the cable clutter going to your HDTV. Working as a control hub, it has 4 HDMI-HDCP inputs, 2 sets of HD capable component inputs, and 4 video inputs with S-Video and composite jacks. It sends the signal through the HDMI-HDCP output jack and to your TV. There are stereo input jacks to match all of the video inputs, plus 2 optical and 2 coaxial digital audio inputs.

You say you want to listen to radio or your iPod? No problem! There are dedicated inputs for those accessories, too. You can listen to XM radio over 150 digital channels. When you add an iPod docking station, the song titles from your iPod will display on the receiver’s front panel and on-screen display. You can even listen to the music wirelessly with the optional YBA-10 Bluetooth dock.

Setup is a breeze with the advanced YPAO automatic calibration system. After it checks the connection and phase of each speaker it sends out tones to automatically calibrate the output signals. You don’t have to do a thing! Yamaha’s professional experience with sound and speakers comes home in exquisite style. Hear it for yourself!

  • newegg 1080p-compatible HDMI With support for four HDMI inputs and one HDMI output (1080p compatible), the Yamaha RX-V665 provides the most advanced method of delivering high quality video signals to a home theater system to enable the reproduction of DVD and satellite TV sources with HD quality.
  • newegg XM Radio Ready With your subscription to XM Radio, enjoy satellite radio service in Neural Surround sound using the Yamaha RX-V665! Neural Surround is a proprietary audio format that embeds the rich envelopment and discrete image detail of surround sound and is 100% compatible with stereo content.
  • newegg Sirius Satellite Radio Ready The Yamaha RX-V665 is Sirius Satellite Radio ready so you can enjoy all channels of programming on Sirius including music, sports, news, and various entertainment programming.
  • newegg Cinema DSP Digital Armed with advanced Cinema DSP Digital technology, the Yamaha RX-V665 creates richly realized independent sound fields, enveloping you in unmatched surround sound.
  • newegg Convenient SCENE Buttons The Yamaha RX-V665 features four SCENE buttons with preset settings for DVD Viewing, Disc Listening, TV Viewing and Radio Listening for convenient one-touch operation launching.
  • newegg YPAO Automatic System Calibration Utilizing an optimizer microphone, Yamaha’s YPAO system automatically sets the best sound for any room, no matter where the speakers are.

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Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years
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  • melvin c.
  • 6/22/2010 3:35:31 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsToo hot to handle.

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

Cons: 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.

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

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  • melvin c.
  • 4/2/2010 1:27:50 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggsFirmware link

Pros: 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

Cons: have not connected as yet.

Other Thoughts: firmware link:

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  • Brad M.
  • 2/18/2010 1:37:42 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood Product POOR PACKAGING

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


Other Thoughts: 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 would have expected a lot more. I received a similar item that was packaged in the original box and then air cushions and a 2nd box. I received this one with no additional box, a hole in the side of the box, and left out in a winter storm with no additional bag or anything. It clearly states on the box fragile, yet it looks as if just the opposite. The unit is well featured, and as of right now, it works very well, I am just frustrated at the level of care put into shipping.

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/16/2009 9:21:01 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsYamaha Delivers!

Pros: Pretty good wattage per channel (even though many were freaking because of the weight difference in the VX663)
Handles all lossless codecs fantastically
Pre/Pro outputs for future amplifier expansion
Worked flawlessly with both of my PS3s
much more

Cons: Weird issue with switching between lossless and none lossless during playback but that's probably more of a bitstream issue.

Other Thoughts: This was a great purchase for me for an entry level lossless receiver with a good feature set, highly recommended!

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  • David N.
  • 10/8/2009 8:45:04 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Price alot of features.

Pros: 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...

Cons: 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 still you shouldn't have to do this.
As other users have indicated the power just seems kinda low..I live in an apartment building highrise tho and so i don't need alot of power as my living room isnt exactly huge or anything..but defintely its lower power than my old 535 model

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

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  • Douglas T.
  • 9/22/2009 11:00:27 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot upgradeable

Pros: None

Cons: Nice brick. If you buy this receiver you will have to flash the firmware if you want to have audio out through your HDMI. Go figure, Yamaha decided to release a product that can't put out sound through HDMI and to add insult into injury they made it where you can't use an alternate audio source w/ HDMI. To get around this, you have to flash your firmware.

Problems with that:
Almost impossible to find the link to upgrade the firmware. The Yamaha USA website is a shambles. As of 9/22/2009 if you go anywhere you see: "test page". I managed to download the file and went through the upgrade procedures but the upgrade would not take. So I went to an authorized Yamaha repair shop. The shop has the exact same problems and are trying to figure out why the POSTED fix will not work. The best part about flashing the firmware is you need an old CD player with optical out or digital sound out. They don't have a USB port to do the upgrade.

Other Thoughts: Do not buy any Yamaha receiver. The receiver might as well be a brick that eats up electricity. Seriously not happy with this purchase.

Way to go Yamaha, I will never, ever buy another one of your products again.

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  • Adam r.
  • 8/22/2009 10:33:42 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat

Pros: I wont give much for Pros, this receiver was exactly what was expected. For the time being I am using the optical for Ps3, which is all I use for anything except music, soon will be HDMI gotta find my other cable. For music I am using the SPDIF from my PC. I am loving that! The remote is good.

Cons: Unit does get hot. Last thing I needed was another heat producer. The crossover frequency setting goes below 80hz in 20hz intervals only,and above 80hz it goes up by 10hz intervals. Anything higher than 80 didnt sound very good I was hoping to achieve ~70hz maybe 75hz but 60hz is next option and that was too low. No big deal because 80 is pretty good. The Manual may be hard to swallow if you are new to home audio.

Other Thoughts: Im using 7.2 with two different subs, one 8" Polk and one 10" Yamaha. Since they receive the same signal I thought it might be noticeable but they are working together pretty good. One thing that Logitech Harmony users should keep in mind....Theres a TON of options on the recieve's remote, it has everything. So, when using the Harmony I have like 10 pages I have to flip through on its little lcd screen since not many remote buttons are useful. I do mostly use the Harmony but I need to keep the reciever remote close by.

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  • Tony W.
  • 8/17/2009 4:00:00 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

3 out of 5 eggsits not bad, but not great

Pros: Lots of great features. i havent been able to test the upconversion yet. Plenty of inputs.

Cons: Only upconverts to HDMI. Power is way under rated, replaced my old Yamaha 75 wpc with this 90 wpc, my old one would blow this away, id say this is closer to 50 wpc. My old one was the very low distortion line of Yamaha, as opposed to this which has a higher distortion rating, maybe that is also why it seems to lack power.

Other Thoughts: I would get the low distortion models, although i dont notice anymore distortion with this unit, the total volume is definately lacking.

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  • Andrew H.
  • 7/10/2009 11:49:30 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

3 out of 5 eggsIt's all relative to what your used to.

Pros: Easy to move around as it doesn't weigh anything.
Impressive array of features, codec support, HDMI pass-through, Pre-outs for every channel so you can run real amplifiers and use this as a signal processor, etc...
Cost less then the passive crossovers in my front mains.

Cons: Very low build quality, alot of plastic. Minimalist design. reminds me of a product that the engeieers were told to reduce the cost by as much as possible on.

OSD reminds me of a 1990's VCR.

Other Thoughts: In comparison to my 5yr old RX-V1900 there is quite a bit more noise in the signal. Subwoofer will hum due to floor noise from the RCA output. Solution was to turn the gain on the sub down, and raise the volume of the reciever. Set the receiver volume too high, and hear "hissssss" from all the speakers.

Also; I swear I hear the noise from the power supply mosfets when there is a load on system. (e.g. if you play music at a moderate volume, and listen closely, you will here a whine, but if you pause the music, the whine goes away) I don't think the noise is in the source, I think it's noise from having a lightweight power transformer and inadequate filter caps.

Bottom line; you get what you pay for. If this is your price range, it's not a bad choice. If I could re-do my purchase, I would have gone with the RX-V3900.

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3 out of 5 eggsGood receiver but needs more power

Pros: Tons of connection options. Onboard decoding of HD audio formats for Blu-ray. Ipod connectivity, satellite radio, etc..

Cons: NOWHERE NEAR the same amount of power as last year's 663. If you want real 90 to 95 watts of power you have to go to the step up model, the 765. If you don't believe me, check the weight. Plus 90 watts from 1khz is easy. 95 watts from 20hz to 20khz means it has to be a real powerhouse, which this receiver isn't.

Other Thoughts: If you can still get your hands on it, get last year's yamaha 663. Or look at the 765 from this year. Yamaha did this to still charge a premium because it has more features but less power. Unacceptable in my book.

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