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Yamaha RX-V665


$550.00 Released February, 2009

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Improves to 4 HDMI inputs vs. 2 in the previous generation V663. Upscales analog video sources to 1080p. Dolby TrueHD and dts HD MA audio decoding.

The Cons:No video upconversion to component video. No S-Video. No ethernet connectivity.

The Yamaha RX-V665 (also called the Yamaha HTR-6260) is a 7.2 channel digital home theater receiver offered by Yamaha. It supports HD audio and video featuring HD audio encoding and 1080p HDMI, with four inputs and one output with video upscaling as well as other features such as Digital ToP-ART, YPAO, Cinema DSP 3D and custom installation features.

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Product Shot 2 Digital ToP-ART (Total Purity Audio Reproduction Technology) is the philosophy used by Yamaha to maximize digital quality with minimal analog circuitry. The YPAO automatic system calibration uses a small microphone and sophisticated equalization to automatically set the best sound for any room, no matter where the speakers are. It is Bluetooth, iPod, XM radio, XM HD surround sound, neural surround and sirius radio ready with extra required hardware and subscriptions (if required). The four SCENE buttons can be programmed to easily switch between the most common viewing/listening modes such as DVD Viewing, Disk Listening, TV Viewing and Radio Listening, with many others to choose from.

Some of the audio features include Dolby TrueHD for lossless sound, Dolby Digital Plus for high quality HD sound, Dolby Digital EX which virtually adds a rear center channel, DTS-HD Master Audio for Blu-ray and HD-DVD matched sound, DTS NEO: 6 with combines the back surround into L/R surround channels, CINEMA DSP Digital for unmatched surround, SILENT CINEMA for large-scale surround sound through ordinary headphones and a compressed music enhancer that improves the sound quality of MP3 and WMA formats. There are 8 additional input jacks for discrete multi-channel input, including Front (Left, Center, Right), Rear (Surround Left & Right, Surround Back Left & Right) and Subwoofer. For high sound quality, there are 7 x 90W channels for 630W of total power, with 192 kHz/24-bit DACs for all channels.

Specifications

  • Channels: 7
  • RMS Output Power (1kHz): 90W x 7
  • Total Power (20Hz - 20kHz): 630W (1kHz)
  • Dolby TrueHD
  • Dolby Digital EX/ Dolby Pro Logic IIx
  • DTS-HD Master Audio 
  • DTS-ES Discrete 6.1  
  • DTS 96/24 / DTS Neo:6 
  • Pure Direct
  • iPod Compatibility (With Optional YDS-11)
  • Bluetooth Compatibility (With Optional YBA-10)
  • Compressed Music Enhancer  
  • Neural Surround 
  • XM HD Surround 
  • Sirius Satellite Radio Ready 
  • XM Satellite Radio Ready 
  • HDMI (In/Out): (4 / 1)
  • Component Video (In/Out): (2 / 1)
  • A/V Inputs (S-Video): 4 (Composite)
  • Digital Inputs/Outputs [O: Optical, C: Coaxial]:  (O: 2, C: 2)
  • Front A/V with Digital Input (A/V Only)
  • Front Mini Input for Portables
  • D/A Conversion: 192 kHz / 24 bit
  • Surround Programs: 17
  • Time Base Corrector 
  • HDMI Pass-through 
  • HDMI Up Conversion (with upscaling up to 1080p)
  • Dialogue Lift
  • YPAO (w/Optimizer Microphone)
  • On-Screen Display 
  • Assignable Power Amp
  • Zone Speaker Terminals 
  • Zone 2 Output (Audio Only)
  • Zone Power Switching: Main/ Zone2 (Front Panel)
  • Selectable Subwoofer Crossover
  • Multi-Channel Decoder Inputs: 8-Channel
  • Pre-Out All Channels
  • Learning Remote Capability:  Preset
  • Product Dimensions (W x H x D): 17-1/8" x 6" x 14-3/8"
  • Product Weight (lbs.): 18.7
  • Shipping Dimensions (W X H X D): 21-1/2" x 9" x 17 1/2"
  • Shipping Weight (LBS): 23

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Pros
  • 8

    Improves to 4 HDMI inputs vs. 2 in the previous generation V663

  • 8

    Upscales analog video sources to 1080p

  • 6

    Dolby TrueHD and dts HD MA audio decoding

  • 5

    White LED display vs. older orange one.

  • 3

    Slim profile - 9" high

  • 3

    XM and Sirius ready

  • 2

    Option Bluetooth and iPod adapters

  • 2

    Firmware updated via digital audio feed from CD/DVD player. No USB needed

Cons
  • 7

    No video upconversion to component video

  • 3

    No S-Video

  • 3

    No ethernet connectivity

  • 2

    Only 2 component video inputs

  • 1

    Audio only on zone 2

  • 1

    Having trouble syncing audio on AMP and TV

  • 0

    No HD Radio

  • -1

    No front HDMI input

  • -1

    no USB port > no firmware update

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dkwdkw
dkwdkw: #yamaha_rx_v665 I am having trouble syncing the audio output going to the speakers attached to the AMP and the speakers on my TV. All HDMI. Need to delay sound on the TV by a few ms, but can't do on TV. AMP delay any seems to affect the speakers attached to the AMP, not the speakers on the TV, even though HDMI is going from source to AMP to TV. Apr 1, 09
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