Yamaha's RX-V765 packs 95 watts per channel of full-bandwidth rated high-current power to give you dynamic high-definition home theater sound. It includes built-in decoding for Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD™ Master Audio — two of the latest high-resolution surround sound formats available with many Blu-ray Disc™ players and movie titles. You also get cool digital entertainment options like iPod® and Bluetooth® integration.

Versatile video connections and 1080p HDMI upconversion
The 'V765's 1080p-compatible HDMI switching lets you connect as many as four high-definition video components. Convenient analog-to-HDMI video conversion allows you to send all of the video sources in your system to your TV via a single HDMI cable. Plus, this receiver can upconvert any non-HD source to a digital video signal with up to 1080p resolution. You'll enjoy maximum picture quality on your HDTV with standard-definition DVDs and older video sources.

Quick, accurate auto setup
Yamaha's sophisticated YPAO auto-calibration system enables easy, precise home theater setup. Plug in the included microphone and place it in your favorite seat. The receiver analyzes the size, volume level, relative distance, and frequency response of every speaker in your home theater system, adjusting the settings for each one individually. In minutes, your receiver configures itself for optimum performance with your specific speakers and their placement within your room.

Preset "SCENE" buttons for easy operation
Yamaha's one-touch SCENE modes get your entertainment sources ready to roll in a hurry. Just press one of the four preset SCENE buttons on the receiver's front panel or remote, and the 'V765 automatically switches to the correct input setting and sound mode for viewing DVD or Blu-ray discs, playing CDs, watching TV, or listening to the radio. Plus, you can reprogram each button for different activities of your choice, such as playing video games, listening to your iPod, and more.

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Product Highlights:

  • 95 watts x 7 into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.08% THD
  • Dolby® TrueHD, DTS-HD™ Master Audio, Dolby® Digital Plus, DTS-HD™ High Resolution Audio, Dolby® Digital EX, DTS-ES™, Pro Logic® IIx, and DTS Neo:6 decoding
  • YPAO sound optimization for more precise automatic speaker setup (microphone included)
  • SCENE presets for easier source switching
  • XM Satellite Radio Ready with decoding for XM's HD Surround channels (requires XM subscription and optional XM tuner kit)
  • SIRIUS satellite radio capable (requires SIRIUS subscription and optional SiriusConnect™ home tuner kit)
  • iPod integration (requires optional Yamaha YDS-11)
  • Bluetooth® integration (requires optional YBA-10)
  • Compressed Music Enhancer for better sounding MP3s and other digital music files
  • dual-room/dual-source audio with powered and line-level stereo audio output for 2nd room (analog audio sources only for 2nd room)
  • 192kHz/24-bit Burr-Brown digital-to-analog converters for all channels
  • discrete amplification circuitry for lower distortion and more dynamic sound
  • Pure Direct mode for better sound from audio sources
  • Cinema DSP 3D modes and Adaptive Dynamic Range control
  • Silent Cinema for simulated surround sound via standard stereo headphones
  • on-screen display for easier setup and operation
  • multibrand remote
  • 17-1/8"W x 6-3/4"H x 15"D
  • weight: 24 lbs.
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Connections:
  • 1080p-compatible HDMI switching (4 in, 1 out)
  • HDMI version 1.3a with support for Deep Color, x.v.Color, 1080/24p video, auto lip-sync, and HDMI-CEC
  • selectable 480p/720p/1080i/1080p video upconversion for all non-HD analog sources (upconverted video available through HDMI output only)
  • component video switching: 2 in, 1 out
  • 3 audio/video inputs, including:
    • 1 front-panel input with composite video
    • 2 rear-panel inputs with composite video
  • 2 audio-only inputs
  • no phono input
  • digital audio inputs: 2 optical, 2 coaxial
  • 7.1-channel analog audio preamp input
  • 7.2-channel preamp output for connecting optional external amplifiers and up to 2 (mono) powered subwoofers
  • 1 set of main speaker outputs
  • binding post speaker terminals
  • back surround speaker channels re-assignable for bi-amping front left and right speakers

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What's in the box?

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  • Black AM/FM/Surround receiver
  • Wireless remote control (RAV290)
  • 2 "AAA" batteries
  • Acoustic Optimizer microphone with attached 19.75' cable (has 3.5mm miniplug on the end)
  • AM loop antenna
  • FM wire antenna (with push-on "F" connector)
  • Owner's Manual
  • Warranty information
  • On-line product registration information
  • Front panel and remote diagram sheet
  • Satellite radio information

Features and Specs

General
Number Of Channels 7
Stereo RMS Power (watts) 95
THD in Stereo 0.08 %
Frequency Bandwidth (stereo) 20-20k Hz
FM Sensitivity Not Given
HD Radio Tuner No
On-Screen Display
Auto Speaker Calibration ---
HDMI Standby Pass-through Yes
Composite Video Conversion From Composite to HDMI
S-Video Conversion ---
Component Video Conversion From Component Video to HDMI
HDMI to HDMI Upconversion up to 1080p
Internet-ready ---
Apple AirPlay ---
App Remote Control No
Bluetooth-compatible ---
USB port for iPod/iPhone No
DLNA Certified No
MHL-compatible ---
Multibrand Remote Control Yes
Learning Remote No
LCD Remote No
Width (inches) 17-1/8
Height (inches) 6-3/4
Depth (inches) 15
Weight (pounds) 24.3
Parts Warranty 2 Years
Labor Warranty 2 Years
Multi-room Audio--Video
Powered Multi-room Audio Output No
Preamp Multi-room Audio Output No
Multi-room Video No
Multi-room HDMI Output No
Surround Processing
Dolby Digital Yes
Dolby Atmos N/A
DTS Yes
Inputs & Outputs
Phono Input No
Audio-Video Inputs 11
Audio-only Inputs 2
S-Video Inputs ---
S-Video Outputs ---
S-Video Monitor Outputs ---
Component Video Inputs 2
Component Video Monitor Outputs 1
Optical Digital Inputs 2
Coaxial Digital Inputs 2
Optical Digital Outputs None
Coaxial Digital Outputs None
HDMI Inputs 4
HDMI Monitor Outputs 1
Subwoofer Outputs 2
Multi-Channel Analog Input Yes
Multi-channel Preamp Output Yes
Main Speaker Output Pairs 1
Main Speaker Terminals Posts
Ethernet Port None
USB Connections None
Removable Power Cord ---

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Audio Features
Video Features
Remote Control
Add-on Devices

Audio Features

Digital ToP-ART: Yamaha uses the Digital ToP-ART (Total Purity Audio Reproduction Technology) design concept, which combines the latest and best technologies, parts, and circuit designs, to maximize sound quality.

Wide-range Frequency Response: The receiver's wide-range frequency response, 10Hz to 100kHz, allows you to enjoy the full fidelity of DVD-Audio and Super-Audio CD players.

192kHz/24-bit DAC: The RX-V765 uses high quality, audio-grade Burr-Brown 192kHz/24-bit digital-to-analog converters for all channels to maximize sound quality.

YPAO Technology: This unit employs the YPAO (Yamaha Parametric Acoustic Optimizer), which automatically adjusts the output of the speakers based on placement, performance, and the room's acoustic characteristics. Using the supplied Optimizer Microphone, YPAO performs the following checks and makes appropriate adjustments to give you the best possible sound from your system:

  • Speaker Wiring: checks which speakers are connected and the polarity of each
  • Speaker Distance: checks the distance of each speaker from the listening position and adjusts the delay of each channel
  • Speaker Size: checks the frequency response of each speaker and sets the appropriate low-frequency crossover for each channel
  • EQ: each channel has a parametric equalizer; choose one of three target settings before running the setup:
    • Natural: adjusts all speaker to a natural sound; useful when the flat setting sounds too bright
    • Flat: use when all the speakers in the system have similar sound characteristics
    • Front: EQs the center and rear speakers to sound like the front; useful when your front speakers are better than the others in the system
  • Volume Level: checks and adjusts the volume level of each speaker

Next Generation Surround Sound: The RX-V765 offers the latest high definition surround sound formats supported by Blu-ray Disc and HD-DVD players:

  • Dolby TrueHD: a lossless coding technology that supports up to 8 channels of multi-channel surround sound for the next generation optical discs; the reproduced sound is true to the original source bit-for-bit
  • Dolby Digital Plus: developed as an extension to Dolby Digital, the coding technology supports 7.1 discrete channels
  • DTS-HD Master Audio: an advanced lossless technology that delivers sound that is bit-for-bit identical to the studio master, offering a high-definition home theater experience
  • DTS-HD High Resolution Audio: high resolution audio, virtually indistinguishable from the original audio track

DTS Express: DTS Express is an audio technology used with an optional feature on some Blu-ray Discs and HD DVDs. It offers high-quality low bit rate audio optimized for network streaming and Internet applications. The Secondary Audio of Blu-ray Disc or the Sub Audio of HD DVD from the Internet is mixed with the main audio stream on the player, then sent to the receiver via coaxial or optical digital, or analog connections.

Neural Surround: Neural Surround has been adopted by XM Satellite Radio for digital radio broadcasts of XM HD Surround recordings and live events in surround sound. Neural Surround employs psychoacoustic frequency domain processing which allows delivery of a more detailed sound stage with superior channel separation and localization of audio elements. XM HD provides content with six discrete channels of digital full fidelity audio. Only a handful of XM channels are currently offering programming in XM HD Surround.

Surround Modes: The RX-V765 offers the following Surround Modes for movies and music:

  • Decoding Formats: Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital EX, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD High Resolution, DTS-Express, DTS Digital Surround, DTS 96/24, DTS-ES Matrix 6.1, DTS-ES Discrete 6.1, Dolby Pro Logic, Dolby Pro Logic II (Music, Movie, and Game), Dolby Pro Logic IIx (Music, Movie, and Game), DTS Neo:6 (Music and Cinema), Neural Surround
  • Hi-Fi DSP Modes: Hall in Munich, Hall in Vienna, Chamber, Cellar Club, The Roxy Theater, The Bottom Line, Music Video, 7-Channel stereo
  • Cinema DSP Modes: Standard, Spectacle, Sci-Fi, Adventure, Drama, Mono Movie, Sports, Action Game, Role-playing Game
  • Compressed Music Enhancer: 2-channel Enhancer, 7-channel Enhancer

Pro Logic II/x Parameters: You can adjust the following parameters in Pro Logic II and Pro Logic IIx Music modes:

  • Panorama: sends stereo signals to the surround speakers as well as the front speakers for a wraparound effect
  • Dimension: adjusts the soundfield either towards the front or towards the rear of the room
  • Center Width: moves the center channel output completely towards the center speaker or towards the front left and right speakers

Center Image (DTS NEO: 6 Music): This parameter adjusts the front left and right channel output relative to the center channel to make the center channel more or less dominant as necessary.

Soundfield Parameter Adjustments: You can adjust the value of certain digital soundfield parameters so that the soundfields are recreated accurately in your listening room. The following is a list and description of the soundfield adjustments:

  • DSP Levels: adjusts the level of all the DSP effect sounds within a narrow range depending on your the acoustics of your listening area; adjust between -6dB to +3dB
  • Dialog Lift: when Presence speakers are in use you can activate the Dialog Lift feature, which assigns some of the front and center channel elements to the Presence speakers to lift the dialog to a higher position; the effect of the Dialog Lift is set between 0 (no lift) and 5 (maximum lift)
  • Initial Delay: changes the apparent distance from the speaker to the reflecting surface (wall) by adjusting the delay between the direct sound and the first reflection heard by the listener, select between 1ms and 99ms for the Main and Presence speakers and between 1ms and 49ms for the surround and surround back speakers
  • Room Size: adjust the apparent size of the surround soundfield, make adjustments for the Presence, Surround, and Surround Back room size; adjust between 0.1 (small) and 2.0 (large)
  • Liveness: adjusts the reflectivity of the virtual walls in the hall by changing the rate at which the early reflections decay; adjust from 0 to 10
  • Reverberation Time: adjusts the amount of time taken for the dense, subsequent reverberation sound to decay by 60 dB at 1 kHz; set this between 1.0s and 5.0s
  • Reverberation Delay: adjusts the time difference between the beginning of the direct sound and the beginning of the reverberation sound; set between 0 and 250ms
  • Reverberation Level: adjusts the volume of the reverberation sound; set between 0 and 100%

Speaker Setup: This feature allows you to manually adjust the following speaker settings:

  • LFE/Bass Out: select the speakers that will output the LFE (low-frequency effect) channel and the other low-frequency signals
  • Speaker Sizes: select from the following speaker sizes for each speaker in your system:
    • Front: Large or Small
    • Center: Large, Small, or None
    • Surround: Large, Small, or None
    • Surround Back: Large x 1, Large x 2, Small x 1, Small x 2, or None
    • Extra Speakers: select Zone 2, Presence, or None using Extra Speaker jack assignment; when the extra speaker jacks are used for Zone 2 or Presence speakers the Surround Back speakers are disabled
  • Bass Crossover: select the crossover frequency of all the speakers set to Small; choose between 40, 60, 80, 90, 100, 110, 120, 160, and 200Hz
  • Subwoofer Phase: switch the phase of your subwoofer between Normal and Reverse
  • Speaker Level Adjustment: adjust the output level of each speaker from -10 dB to +10 dB in 0.5 dB steps (relative to the main volume)
  • Speaker Distance: adjust the distance from the listener to each speaker (and subsequently the delay applied to the respective channel); select from 1 to 80 feet in 0.5 foot steps
  • Equalizer: each of the full range channels is adjusted individually using the seven band equalizer

Silent Cinema: The Silent Cinema mode allows private listening of multi-channel music or movies, with an accurate simulation of surround sound, through ordinary stereo headphones. Silent Cinema activates automatically whenever you connect headphones while surround sound is engaged.

Compressed Music Enhancer: Compressed formats such as MP3, WMA, and AAC generally remove high and low frequency harmonic information, resulting in a loss of fidelity. The Compressed Music Enhancer, two-channel and 7-channel, regenerates the missing harmonics in compression artifacts and compensates for the loss of low- and high-frequencies to provide improved performance.

Dynamic Range: The amount of dynamic range compression applied to bitstream signals is adjustable; Min/Auto is suitable for low volume listening, Standard is typical for home use, and Max doesn't compress the dynamic range at all.

Adaptive Dynamic Range Control (Adaptive DRC): During low-volume listening, such as late as night, dynamic range suffers and some sounds are missed. The effect of Adaptive DRC varies with volume, at lower volume the dynamic range is narrowed.

Bass and Treble Control: You can independently adjust the bass and treble from -10dB to +10dB in 2 dB increments. The bass adjustment is centered at 50 Hz, while the treble adjustment is centered at 20 kHz.

Virtual Cinema DSP: Virtual Cinema DSP is an algorithm that allows you to enjoy DSP soundfield surround effects while using a minimal two-speaker system.

Straight Decoding Mode: When the unit is in the Straight mode, 2-channel stereo sources are output from only the front left and right speakers while multi-channel sources are decoded straight into the appropriate channels without any additional effect processing.

Pure Direct: The Pure Direct mode turns off the surround circuitry, bypasses the tone controls, and turns off the front panel display, allowing sources to bypass the decoders and DSP processors of this unit so you can enjoy pure hi-fi sound from 2-channel analog sources. During Direct playback no sound is output from the subwoofer.

Impedance Selection: You can select 8 ohms or 6 ohms in the menu depending on your speaker application.

Audio Delay: You can delay the sound output up to 240ms to synchronize it with the video image.

Max Volume Adjustment: Use this feature to set the maximum volume level in the main zone. This feature is useful to avoid turning the volume too loud by mistake. You can set the Max Volume from -30 dB to +15 dB in 5 dB steps, or to +16.5 dB (full volume range is -80 dB to +16.5 dB).

Initial Volume Setting: Use this feature to set the volume level of the main zone when the power of this unit is turned on. You can choose between Off (same as the volume when the unit was turned off), Mute, and -80 dB to + 16.5 dB in increments of 0.5 dB.

Volume Trim: Use this feature to adjust the volume level of each input. This is useful to balance the level of each input to avoid sudden changes in volume when switching between input sources. The range is from -6 dB to +6 dB in 0.5 dB increments.

Presence Speakers: One pair of speaker terminals can be used for Presence speakers or for driving a pair of speakers in a second zone. The Presence speakers supplement the sound from the front speakers with extra ambient effects produced by Cinema DSP. These effects include sounds that the filmmakers intended to locate a little farther back behind the screen in order to create more theater-like ambience. The Presence speakers should be placed at the front of the room 1-3 feet outside of the front speakers and at least 6 feet off the floor.

Note: You must select in the menu whether the speaker terminals are being used for Presence or Zone 2.

Dual Zone Capability: The RX-V765 allows you to play two different sources in two zones. The receiver has a pair of stereo preamp outputs and a pair of speaker terminals for Zone 2. Only sources that are connected via analog audio inputs can be output to Zone 2. You can control the receiver from the second zone using the supplied remote control when an infrared signal repeater system is used. If you're using the Zone 2 preamp outputs, a separate amplifier or stereo receiver with a pair of speakers, or a powered speaker system are required.

Multi-channel Analog Input: This unit has a discrete 7.1-channel analog input for connecting DVD-Audio and Super-Audio CD players or an external decoder.

Speaker Terminals: The receiver has binding post speaker terminals for the front, center, surround, and surround back channels, as well as the Zone 2/Presence speakers. The binding posts can accept bare wire, pin connectors, and single banana plugs. The terminals are spaced too far apart for dual banana plugs. The collar surrounding the binding post terminals prevent the use of spade connectors.

Bi-Amp Speaker Connections: This receiver allows you to reassign the surround back amplifier channels to make bi-amp connections. A bi-amplification connection uses two amplifiers for one speaker. One amplifier is connected to the woofer section of a loudspeaker while the other is connected to the combined midrange and tweeter section. With this arrangement each amplifier operates over a restricted frequency range, making its job easier

Sleep Timer: The receiver's Sleep Timer function can be set turn the unit automatically off after 30, 60, 90, or 120 minutes.

Memory Guard: This feature is used to prevent accidental changes to the DSP program parameter values and other system settings.

Video Features

1080p HDMI ver. 1.3a: There are four 1.3a HDMI inputs and one output on the rear panel. These HDMI jacks can be used for 2-channel and multi-channel linear PCM (up to 8-channel) and Bitstream (Dolby Digital, DTS, etc) digital audio formats as well as digital video signals up to 1080p resolution (including 1080/24p). They also support Deep Color (30 bit and 36 bit), x.v.Color, 120 Hz and 24 Hz refresh rates, and auto Lip-Sync compensation.

HDMI Through: When the RX-V765 is in standby mode (power off), the HDMI Through feature allows HDMI source signals to pass through the receiver to the TV. The HDMI input must be selected before the unit is turned off.

Video Conversion: Video conversion allows composite video and component video input signals to be converted to HDMI, then all video sources are routed to the TV using one HDMI cable. Note: This unit does not have S-Video inputs or outputs.

Video Scaling: In addition to converting composite and component video signals to HDMI, 480i and 480p signals can be scaled to a higher resolution; up to 1080p, for output via HDMI.

HDTV-Compatible Component Video: The RX-V765 offers two component video inputs and a component video monitor output. These inputs and outputs have a frequency response of 5 Hz to 60 MHz and will pass High Definition video sources up to 1080p.

Front Panel Input: The front panel's Video Aux input features analog stereo RCA, composite video, and a 3.5mm stereo mini-plug.

On-screen Display: The receiver features on-screen display menus that allow you to optimize this unit to suit your individual audiovisual system.

Rename: You can rename each input so the display reflects the actual source; choose from 15 templates or create an original name, up to nine characters.

Remote Control

Multi-brand Remote Control: The receiver comes with a multi-brand wireless remote control (RAV290). In addition to the receiver, the remote can control multiple brands of TVs, DVD players/recorders, DVRs, VCRs, etc.

Scene: The RX-V765 features four Scene buttons on the front panel and remote to make operating the receiver easier. These buttons are initially set to default settings for Blu-ray/DVD viewing, TV viewing, CD listening, and Radio listening. Each can be reprogrammed to any input and any soundfield.

Remote Jacks: The receiver has remote input and remote output mini-jack terminals for use with external IR receivers and compatible Yamaha components.

12V Trigger Output: The RX-V765 has a mini-jack output to send a 12-Volt DC turn-on signal to another component that accepts a 12V trigger, such as a power amplifier or motorized projection screen.

Add-on Devices

Bluetooth: An optional YBA-10 Bluetooth adapter (022YBA10, sold separately) can be connected to the dock port on the RX-V765 to allow you to stream audio wirelessly from your compatible Bluetooth device.

Note: Either the iPod dock or Bluetooth dock can be connected to the receiver, not both.

iPod Universal Dock: With the optional YDS-11 iPod Universal Dock (022YDS11, sold separately), you can connect your iPod digital music player to the RX-V765 and control audio/video playback using the remote control. Most fourth generation and later iPods (Click Wheel) are compatible. Video from your iPod and album art can be displayed on a connected TV monitor.

SIRIUS Satellite Ready: You can listen to SIRIUS Satellite Radio by connecting the SiriusConnect tuner (607SCH1 or 220SCH2P, sold separately) to the RX-V765's proprietary plug. SIRIUS Satellite Radio offers over 130 channels of music, news, sports, talk, and entertainment to choose from--all in digital quality. During SIRIUS playback you can display the channel number and name, category, artist name and song title, Composer name, channel number and antenna reception level, or Soundfield program on the front panel.

Note: A subscription is required in order to receive SIRIUS Satellite Radio.

XM Satellite Ready: The optional XM Direct 2 Home Tuner (220XHD2H1, sold separately) lets you enjoy XM Satellite Radio through the XM-ready receiver. Simply connect the XM direct 2 Home Tuner to the XM jack on back of the receiver, place and aim the included antenna for optimum reception, and you are ready to start enjoying commercial-free music, plus live sports, new, talk, and exclusive entertainment.

Note: In addition to the XM Direct 2 Home Tuner and the XM-ready receiver, you will need a subscription to XM Satellite Radio to receive XM programming.

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Fantastic CRUTCHFIELD

Written By John, Torrance, CA on Friday, September 10, 2010

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WOW! I would like to say the best thing is the amazing clarity from my new receiver; however, the service from CRUTCHFIELD has made this a fantastic experience. All companies promise great service and whatever to make them sound reliable. CRUTCHFIELD DELIVERS.

In the normal course of events, things go wrong. It is how you resolve the situation that makes the difference from the people just there to make a buck and the crew at CRUTCHFIELD working to make lifelong customers.

My original order didn't go according to plan. Your crew kept me informed and helped to resolve my needs as a friend. Thank You.

Good sound while it worked

Written By Jose, Stafford, VA on Tuesday, May 11, 2010

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I purchased this receiver August 2009. This unit rocks my 20 x 24 room with Polk MC80 speakers, but this month, the receiver was shutting itself off right after turning the unit on. I thought it was a speaker connection, so disconnected all cables off the unit and still same problem. Yamaha tech support told me they can't do nothing and to take it to service center, which the closest is in Baltimore, MD, 70 miles away from home, ouch! and Crutchfield won't service Yamaha. Very disappointed!

Awesome Receiver

Written By Brian, Bayville, NY on Thursday, April 15, 2010

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Ok, so a little history, I bought this receiver to replace an Onkyo TX-SR606 which I was unhappy with due to issues with the HDMI board dropping 1080P signals. This receiver was recommended by Crutchfield as a replacement and upgrade and not only does it resolve the 1080P issues I had with the Onkyo but it also sounds unbelievable. I am running the receiver with Mirage Nanosat satellite speakers and a Mirage Omnisat S8 subwoofer. I am blown away by how much better this receiver makes my speakers sound. Everything is much clearer and there is much more depth to the sound. I am completely satisfied and will never shop anywhere else for major electronics. Thanks Crutchfield.

OK Receiver

Written By Chris, Oklahoma City, OK on Sunday, December 20, 2009

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Bought this receiver a few months ago. I'm not a technical guru by any means, but was able to set up this receiver with a little assistance. I like the way this receiver can be dialed in to whatever kind of system you want to run. The microphone works well on setting up the distance/height of speakers. I ran in to a problem with the sound cutting out when I ran 2 HDMI's in (cable and dvd player) and only one out. I eventually took the HDMI off the cable box and plugged that directly into the TV. All in all, a decent receiver, if you can figure out how to hook everything up.

Pros: versatiliy, mic for programming.
Cons: difficulty in installing.

Good upper mid-range receiver

Written By Ronald, Niota, IL on Wednesday, September 09, 2009

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I'm pretty happy with the receiver with one caveat: The Zone 2 option only works with an analog source. Checked the manual and this is by design. A pretty hefty design omission in my view. Also AV2 & 3 both only accept coaxial audio input. One of them with component video input would have been sufficient for most users and would have allowed room for another RCA audio + video input.

Knocked my socks off

Written By Squirrel, Helena, MT on Thursday, July 23, 2009

My wife and I were blown away after listening in a showroom to an ipod on the Yamaha RX-V663 with the Yamaha adaptor. Waited for the next generation for more HDMI connectors but heard that the RX-V665 was a disappointment in sound quality so we opted for the RX-V765. No disappointment there!

Had purchased a 5.1 surround sound system in 2001 but the Sony amp crapped out a few years ago. This one sounds better. The Compressed Music Enhancer feature makes an MP3 file sound incredible on surround sound - I can't tell the difference from a CD! Plug a decent set of headphones into the headphone jack and experience the joy of Silent Cinema. Sounds terrific on my Audio Technica M50's.

On the video side, we bought a really nice Panasonic Blu-ray player at around the same time. Everything goes thru the RX-V765 with good HDMI cable as it is intended. The picture quality is excellent and we think the sound is better than in a theatre! Have to turn it down in the action scenes though because it scares the cats.

Set up is easy with the YPAO auto calibration microphone although for some reason I had to run it twice because the first time it didn't recognize the sub-woofer.

Because we keep our RX-V765 in an enclosed home entertainment center, we took the advice of a Crutchfield advisor and set a couple of small fans behind it to keep it cool. Works good.

Outstanding Receiver !!!

Written By AudioMonkey, Bakersfield, CA on Thursday, July 09, 2009

I have been waiting for Yamaha to introduce this new receiver for some time. After much research and reviewing even the competitions down-loadable manuals via the internet and comparing all models in this price range, I finally decided to make the purchase. Lets just say the research and patients paid off, as this receiver offers more than the competition. First off - what you the consumer will get for a few extra dollars - A big Smile when you hear the discrete amp configuration do its job - It has the powerful Yamaha sound that delivers with ease. This receiver has plenty of pure - clean power that handles both music and movies, it delivers like a powerful stage performance. I'm currently using it with a Bose VCS-10 and 301's in a 5.1 configuration.
(When more money falls from the tree this will be upgraded to a 7.1 configuration) I will say..... this Amp is not the easiest to set up, and I do have much experience in this field. Take your time and follow the instructions or use the included set-up microphone for assistance, as this also will give you great results.

Yamaha RX-V765

Written By ted, San Diego, CA on Saturday, June 27, 2009

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The RX-V765 is an excellent value with lots of clean distortion free power. The YPAO calibration takes only a couple of minutes and works great. You can even manually tweak the calibration afterwords. For example keep the YPAO parametric speaker EQ, but change the relative output levels of the speakers and change the crossover frequency between the sub-woofer and the other speakers.

The 7 channel enhancer mode is great for playing two channel stereo through up to 7 channels and the signal information option menu lets you read the input of the audio and video input signals. For example the number of audio channels, the sampling rate, bitrate and the video format and resolution. It even tells you if you have problems in the video in/out via video error messages.

I also like the input rename feature which allows you to rename (9 characters max) any of the inputs. For example change "Audio 1" to "Dig Cable".

The only think I don't like are the tone controls. Only +/- 10 dB (should be +/- 15 dB) and they cannot be adjusted by the remote control.

Yamaha RX-V765 - was worth the wait.

Written By John, Lake Oswego, OR on Friday, May 29, 2009

I had been looking this spring for an upgrade of my ancient Sony receiver. I just installed power-hungry speakers. I wanted this receiver to be the core of my Home Theater. It's primarily use is to improve my Sony Blu-ray and TiVo Series3 HD DVR experience.

Sports, such a baseball is vivid with the upscale feature from 1080i to 1080p. The YDS-11SL iPod dock works well with both a 4th generation Nano and an 80G iPod Classic, including the videos.

What is worth the wait is the clean layout on the back, the heft of the discrete amp, and the Blu-ray friendly support with both the scene button and the Decoders for HD audio formats: Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio. The audio calibration microphone and Silent Cinema (headphone mode) worked as advertised.

What could be improved - You need to keep the manual next to you for the first week to figure out some of the controls such as accessing all of the iPod controls with the dock. I was also sorry to see HD RadioT missing from this "top of the mid-range" Yamaha's. The older RX-V863 has it, but this one doesn't. Also the four scene buttons are not programmable. I wanted to program the TV scene button for my TiVo (HDMI #2), no luck.

In the end, if you are looking for a quality receiver that performs well on both movies and music, and can drive your amp hungry speakers to their potential, look no farther that this RX-V765. It really is worth the wait.

Get everything you’ll need to enjoy your new Yamaha RX-V765

Get digital transfer of the picture and sound with an HDMI cable.
Individual spools of speaker wire let you use the exact amount you need to connect to your speakers.
Enjoy satellite radio on your home stereo. Subscription required.
Using a high-quality subwoofer cable helps you get great-sounding bass with movies and music.
Your new receiver doesn't have a phono input, so you'll need a phono preamp, in order to connect a turntable.
Protect your investment from power surges and interference.
Transfer digital audio from your components to your new receiver.
Connect your components that use the composite video connection.
Connect your components that require optical digital connections.
Maintain optimum sound quality with upgraded audio cables.
Upgrade your antenna for improved reception.
Conveniently control your entire A/V system.
Have your new equipment installed by qualified professionals.
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