10 reviews

Yamaha RX-V765

$650.00 Released February, 2009

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Attractive aesthetics. IPod compatible. High-quality discrete amplification.

The Cons:Utilizing iPod, Bluetooth, and other functionality requires add-ons sold separately. No HD radio. Yamaha sends mixed signals - site reports both 7.2 and 7.1 channel configuration on the same page.

The Yamaha RX-V765 is a 7.2 channel digital home theater receiver offered by Yamaha. It supports HD audio and video featuring HD audio encoding with high quality discrete amplifications circuitry and 1080p HDMI, with four inputs and one output with video upscaling.

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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 95W channels for 665W of total power, with 192 kHz/24-bit DACs for all channels.


  • Channels: 7
  • RMS Output Power (20Hz - 20kHz): 95W x 7
  • Total Power (20Hz - 20kHz): 665W
  • 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)
  • +12V Trigger Output
  • IR Ports
  • 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 6-3/4” x 14-3/8”
  • Product Weight (lbs.): 24.3
  • Shipping Dimensions (W X H X D): 21" x 10-5/8" x 18-1/8"
  • Shipping Weight (LBS): 29

User Reviews (12)

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  • 6

    attractive aesthetics

  • 5

    iPod compatible

  • 5

    high-quality discrete amplification

  • 5

    analog video upscaling to full 1080p high definition

  • 4

    satellite radio ready

  • 4

    7.1 channel x 95W

  • 3

    Bluetooth compatible

  • 3

    quality 24bit Burr-Brown DACs for each channel

  • 1

    Reassignable audio inputs through latest firmware upgrade (see comments)

  • -1

    utilizing iPod, Bluetooth, and other functionality requires add-ons sold separately

  • -1

    no HD radio

  • -1

    Yamaha sends mixed signals - site reports both 7.2 and 7.1 channel configuration on the same page

  • -1

    can't reassign audio inputs

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UScooter: #yamaha_rx_v765 For the firmware upgrade, allowing you to reassign the audio unputs, go to "http://www.yamaha.com/yec/customer/utilities.html?CTID=5010050" from the Yamaha.com website. You'll need to sign up as a user, but click on customer support, then search for "rx-v765" and you'll see the link for August 09 firmware upgrade. I found it easy to execute and take advantage of. Jan 5, 10
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