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Yamaha RX-V465

Home theater receiver with HDMI switching and advanced surround decoding

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Overview

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The RX-V465 teams five channels of home theater power with the latest surround sound processing to deliver enveloping, true-to-life sound for all your movies, TV shows, music, and video games. It includes built-in decoding for Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD™ — two high-resolution surround sound formats available with many newer Blu-ray players and discs. You also get convenient 1080p HDMI switching for four high-def components. Plus, this versatile receiver lets you add Yamaha's optional iPod® dock or Bluetooth® wireless audio receiver for even more entertainment choices.

The RX-V465 teams five channels of home theater power with the latest surround sound processing to deliver enveloping, true-to-life sound for all your movies, TV shows, music, and video games. It includes built-in decoding for Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD™ — two high-resolution surround sound formats available with many newer Blu-ray players and discs. You also get convenient 1080p HDMI switching for four high-def components. Plus, this versatile receiver lets you add Yamaha's optional iPod® dock or Bluetooth® wireless audio receiver for even more entertainment choices.

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, 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 the room.

Preset "SCENE" buttons for easy operation
Yamaha's special SCENE modes let you get to your entertainment sources in a hurry. Just press one of the four preset SCENE buttons on the receiver's front panel or remote, and the 'V465 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 individually 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:

  • 105 watts x 5 into 8 ohms (1k Hz) at 0.9% THD
  • Dolby® TrueHD, DTS-HD™ Master Audio, Dolby® Digital Plus, DTS-HD™ High Resolution Audio, DTS-Express, Dolby® Digital EX, DTS-ES™, Pro Logic® IIx, and DTS Neo:6 decoding
  • YPAO (Yamaha Parametric Room Acoustic Optimizer) sound optimization for easy automatic speaker setup (microphone included)
  • Cinema DSP modes
  • SCENE presets for easier source switching
  • iPod integration (requires optional Yamaha YDS-11)
  • Bluetooth integration (requires optional YBA-10)
  • Compressed Music Enhancer for better sound from MP3s and other digital music files
  • 192kHz/24-bit digital-to-analog converters for all channels
  • Direct mode for better sound from stereo sources
  • Silent Cinema for simulated surround sound via standard stereo headphones
  • multibrand remote
  • 17-1/8"W x 6"H x 14-7/16"D
  • 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, Auto Lip-Sync compensation and HDMI-CEC
  • 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
  • audio preamp outputs for connecting external amplifier to power surround back speakers
  • front-panel minijack for connecting portable audio player
  • digital audio inputs: 2 optical, 2 coaxial
  • 1 set of main speaker outputs

What's in the Box:

  • Black AM/FM/Surround receiver
  • Wireless remote control (RAV293)
  • 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
  • Additional HDMI information

Excellent receiver with all the things that a common person wants in a audio set up with a hd tv, at a budget price! Also, sounds great! Thanks a lot.

Jorge, SAN JUAN, P.R.

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Yamaha RX-V465 Reviews

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(29 Reviews)

Yamaha RX-V465

jeff from savannah,ga on 4/24/2010

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It was this or the Sony at the same price and specs. Choose the Yamaha for the play thru feature. It would be worth more to me just for this feature alone, now that I see how it works. The manual is junk but thats what you get when a bean counter gets to reduce the info buy half to save costs. Lots of incomplete sentences and ones that make no sense. But even with the contridictions (can't do this) see page 39 (can do this if you program it yourself) I mean you either can or can't but the manual wants it both ways. Anyway if you keep looking its all in there somewhere. The unit is feature laden for those who wish to slice and dice it their own way and if you mostly ignore the manual and just hook it up it works great right off. A bargin for what you get for what it costs.

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Good a/v receiver!

Jorge from SAN JUAN, P.R. on 4/12/2010

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Excellent receiver with all the things that a common person wants in a audio set up with a hd tv, at a budget price! Also, sounds great! Thanks a lot.

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Good Quality

Crutchfield customer from Kentucky on 3/4/2010

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A very good receiver for the money. No complaints.

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very dissappointed

no from n.y. on 2/23/2010

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received it, hooked it up, way to confusing, no power! says 105 per channel, i say about 10 per channel, worst experence from yamaha ever! i hooked it up to a pair of ps10's, and a pair of infinity p162. sounded terrible, my old 25 watt x 4 channels sounded and pushed the speakers better, what a joke 105 per channel! i had a yamaha A720 intagraded amp , it was 105 per channel, all i can say is the v465 is not even close to that A720. yamaha needs to go back to there old systems.

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Great Receiver !!!

Charles from Waterloo, ILL on 2/23/2010

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This receiver sounds AWESOME. I've married this receiver to Polk Audio speakers. I have Polk Audio RC65i as my fronts, Polk Audio RC6S as rears, Polk Audio TC65i as my center, Polk Audio PSW10, and a Sony 42" BRAVIA and it sounds as good as a theater. Granted it's not quite as loud, but just as clear and just as spectacular. With that said, my ONLY complaint is that the hook up/connection diagrams are not that great. I would recommend to YAMAHA that they make that part of the manual a little more user friendly.

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Unbeatable for the Price

Crutchfield customer from Santa Clartia, CA on 2/20/2010

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Just as my title reads this receiver is unbeatable for the price if it is what you need. For my applications it is perfect. I run a set of polk RM 85 satellite speakers, polk PSW 111 sub, and Yamaha YDS11SL iPod Dock. With this set up the receiver puts out plenty of power, and is an all around quality product. There are recievers that put out more power and more channels ie 7.1 surround and have move hdmi inputs, so if that is you than you need a higher Yamaha model. But for me this reciever is perfect. Features that are great are: the ease and simplicity of controlling the receiver and features (before I had a much more expensive Denon that was so complicated and overpriced that I will never stray away from the quality that Yamaha puts out; expecially for the price). Other great features that I love is the HDMI switching that allows me to run all HDMI components (tv box/blue ray) into the reciever and out to the TV only through a single HDMI cable from the output of the receiver. Lastly, if you love music like I do this Yamaha reciever unlike other receivers has a enhancer feature that works great when playing an ipod via the Yamaha YDS11SL iPod Dock.

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Yamaha RX-V465

Marty H. from West Richland, WA on 2/12/2010

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This unit does what it says it will do. Lots of options for surround & music. The YPAO calibration system works very well. As many have said before, the manual is a nightmare, but once you figure out the menus , the unit is pretty easy to configure. I paired this unit with the RM 95 surround speakers and i'm very pleased. This is possibly the best A/V reciever for its price!!

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Yamaha RX-V465

Barry from Miami, FL. on 2/11/2010

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Very good, sound wise. setting it up, and the manual, were attrocious.the sub-out on the receiver, was not working, so after 1 hour of trying with the tech person, he sugested i shipp it back for another one, the service was superb. I will do bussiness with Crutchfield with no hesitation.

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Very pleased

::CORY:: from Northwest Ohio on 1/30/2010

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Product is simply amazing for the price and free shipping is crazy on it. This thing is large and heavy, but fits perfect in with any other Audio Video gear. Hooked up a 5.1 set of Polk RM6750 speakers to it and the sound is amazing. The setup is very straight forward and navigating the menus from the remote is a breeze once you understand the layout. The only issue I found with the unit is that the YPAO automatic speaker adjustment always thinks my speakers are out of phase (wired backwards, which they arent), but the settings it detects can still be applied. The HDMI switching is flawless and made my whole setup (Windows 7 Media Center HDMI out, XBOX 360 HDMI and Samsung Blu-Ray BD-P1590 player HDMI). And it supports FIRMWARE updates in a very novel way. I appreciate that type of support from a manufacturer. Great buy.

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Good Receiver; Awful Manual

Crutchfield customer from Hilton Head Island, SC on 1/14/2010

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The basic receiver works well and pretty much satisfies my home theater needs.It has no 7.1, nor a phono preamp, both of which I don't need. The automatic set-up with the supplied mike works ok, but I like to set-up my speakers by ear; and that worked, too. Two channel stereo, with sub, is superb. But, for some reason, Dolby B II , doesn't satisfy (?); the rear image is lacking presence. ( I may have a speaker or two, out of phase.) . I miss the blue indicator light my last reciever had showing when the Yamaha had automatically switched to Dolby or DTS . Be warned : there are menus in menus in menus with this kid, but it seems to do it all. But you are on your own , thanks to a completely incomprehensible instruction manual, the all time WORST I've ever experienced in my 60 years (!) in the game. 'Love the HDMI inputs, which my last receiver, a Sony, didn't have. And with the HDMI inputs, I now enjoy Dolby True HD and DTS Master, which this amp decodes well. In short, this Yamaha receiver is an good performer and an excellent bargain.

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Perfect for my Home Theater

Chuck from Houston Texas on 12/28/2009

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I wanted a simple, high quality system with HDMI switching for my home theater room. The room is 14 ft x 20 ft and this receiver supplies plenty of high quality power. The HDMI switching is a necessity for family use. Set up was very straight forward and the receiver figured out where the inputs were itself. Don't buy more receiver than you need. All the extra features just create problems if you don't need them. I have a 3000 series Denon in my family room. The sound is great and it will do lots of things including multi room output. But it occasionally gets lost, usually from a bad remote command. What a pain to re-set up! The Yahama is much more straight forward and I think is the Denon's sound equal. I doubt I will ever buy another Denon. It simply isn't worth the trouble. I would like to see better speaker connections for the surrounds, the only reason I didn't give it a 5. But for the price, I can't imagine a better reciever.

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Exactly as needed

Tom from Niceville, FL on 12/20/2009

Used to replace an older Onkyo, this thing has better sound. 24-bit Burr Brown DAC's, 4 HDMI inputs with audio input reassignment capability (eg, PC video thru HDMI3 with sound card audio thru optical AUDIO4), 5.1 capability and the ability to pass 24 fps video was all I was looking for. This unit can do 7.1 with the addition of 2-channel amp, but I'm space limited and 5.1 speakers is about all the room I have. The deal maker was the ability to add Bluetooth with the YBA10 which I also bought. I often set my iPhone to play music via BT while I work and this is certainly a useful feature. The dynamic range compressor works well which if I had known it worked so well, I certainly would have upgraded sooner. For the price you really cannot go wrong as the next step up will cost at least another $100 and only net OSD, 7.1, and 1080p upconversion. OSD would be nice, but the other two I had no need, so OSD for another $100? No, the RX-V465 is perfectly fine. The only bad parts might be the lack of binding posts for the center/surrounds, the confusion over which audio HDMI input to process(turn off unwatched HDMI sources to solve) and of course, that wonderfully horrible manual. But honestly, setup was fairly straightforward and, hey, if you're an engineer, well, you never read the manual anyways :)

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Intelligent Design

James from Allentown, PA on 11/4/2009

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I will not repeat all the good things people have said, but want to emphasize how intelligently designed this receiver is. The fact that it does not convert all the possible analog inputs to digital is good, since it saves you not only money, but also connector space on the back. I have another much higher-priced receiver, but it is just a mass of connectors on the back, most of which I will never use. But I would suggest one improvement: the four "Scene" switches are a GREAT idea, since it allows you to select any input along with its associated sound field program. But they need at least one, and preferably two more Scene switches. I have a network video player for example, and also an Internet radio receiver which need to use them, in addition to CD and DVD players. So I had to bump off the FM receiver and also the TV output, which I select manually. I might add an HD Radio receiver later, which would need still another. (I won't ask why they didn't just include an HD Radio, since none of them do. The Japanese manufacturers have missed the boat on that entirely for some reason.) But this fills the bill for a secondary receiver, and I couldn't expect a better one.

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Nice Receiver!

Crutchfield customer from Leola, PA on 10/5/2009

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I am very pleased with this receiver. The sound is excellent. My old receiver sounded like mush compared to this. I was disappointed at first because there seemed to be no way to hook up my DVD player which has a DVI output for video and digital audio. I connected the video with a DVI to HDMI cable but there was no way to associate a digital audio input with the HDMI video. Then I found a firmware update on the Yamaha website which provided exactly that functionality. Now we can select a video/audio source by pushing one button. The order and delivery process from Crutchfield was flawless.

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Great Recevier

Justin from Texas on 8/27/2009

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This is a great receiver. Set-up was a breeze (except for the universal remote). I had it up and running in a few minutes. The sound is AMAZING. The HDMI switching is very nice and the HDMI pass-through is a plus (mother in-law can just turn on the TV and watch). There are are other receivers with more features and higher price tags, but I don't see the need for them. Thanks to the Crutchfield Advisor for directing to this receiver.

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Very Pleased

Edward from Brownstown, MI on 8/2/2009

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I purchased this unit after a lot of research looking for something that would give me the features I wanted and not break the bank. I am very pleased with the performance. It produces more than enough clean power to drive the 6 speaker system I have. In fact I upgraded my front speakers after I got the receiver and now have a decent home theater setup by any standards. My only negatives are with the manual and remote. I have had the receiver since May and still have not figured out how to navigate the menus. Then again I might not need to since it does what I want, but I have to believe I am missing some features that would add some value. Some day I'll sit down when I have 2-3 extra hours to spend and figure the thing out. On a similar note the remote is very complicated and confusing - more so then necessary and I am a techie geek and normally have no trouble in this area. I would not even consider using the receiver and remote to control my system as suggested by the manufacture and many friends. All that being said I still love the unit and gave it a 5 star because I don't think the manual and remote should take away from an otherwise excellent receiver. Let's call it 4.5 stars.

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I Like It Overall But....

Wayne from Marietta, GA on 6/14/2009

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This is a slick receiver and delivers great Yamaha quality, power and value for the money. However, the manual is extremely lacking when it comes to the sub-menus and set-up instructions in that area. They also do not explain the functions of these items at all. Extremely frustrating, especially during initial set-up. Manuals seem to be getting worse instead of better with less information instead of more. I guess they figure that people don't read them. However, once set-up this charmer is a dream.

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Lasted one month

Jeffrey from New York, NY on 6/12/2009

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I bought it, I liked it, it died. 30 Days and doa. I've been without a receiver for weeks. By Monday I'm gonna buy a Sony and Crutchfield can keep this dog.

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Great Value

Harry from Syracuse, NY on 6/5/2009

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After only six months with a Denon AVR-689 I began having audio issues, and opted to start looking for a replacement. Crutchfield, as always, served as my starting point. I have always appreciated the breadth and depth of information on their web site as well as their knowledgeable phone support. While reviewing the receiver options available within my budget, I noted the inclusion of audio in the HDMI connection (new for 2009), and, familiar with Yamaha's reputation for quality, I chose to take a chance on the 'entry-level' RX-V465. 5.1 surround (all I need), 105W per channel, four HDMI 'In' and many other useful features. From the few moments to complete the basic (and much simpler than the Denon) setup, I knew I'd made the right decision. First of all, the sound is clear and full from all types of sources, though I did 'tweak' a few of the speakers settings that 'Auto Setup' had chosen; the adjustments were simple and quick to make, nice to know should I need to re-adjust after the 'break-in' period. The available option to allow audio out through the TV's speakers while the HDMI-connected receiver is at 'standby' is very useful when all we want to check is the news or weather in the morning. I was able to eliminate two full sets of cables (component, audio & digital) which allowed me to eliminate the 'spaghetti' behind and below the system. For those who wish to build or maintain a simple but high quality 5.1 HT setup, I highly recommend the Yamaha RX-V465.

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Great Sound - Easy Set ip

Mark from Fremont CA on 5/4/2009

I purchased this receiver because I wanted a lower priced AV receiver with true HDMI switching, and I'm really happy. Easy to set up for my TiVo and XBox 360. Sounds really great too. Customizing the display was quick, so it says TiVo and XBox - no confusion in the family.

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Great sound

John from Albany, NY on 4/29/2009

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I recently purchased the Yamaha RX-V465 and paired it with 3 Polk VM10's and a Polk PSW-111 sub woofer. Sound from TV and DVD player are excellent and there are some good surround sound enhancements available (as well as the standard eq tweaks). The sound enhancements listed under music are a bit odd/useless as most produce an echo effect (e.g. to simulate a concert hall) that is rather annoying. My only comparison point to another receiver is the Onkyo TX-SR606. I am not an audiophile and have different speakers attached to it but can say that the Yamaha sounds very close in comparison to it. Overall, I'm very pleased with the purchase. I replaced my Bose 3-2-1 system with the Yamaha, etc. and can't begin to explain the improvement in sound quality.

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Very Good Receiver, Very Good Price

Sarah from Green Bay, WI on 4/25/2009

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Pros: - One of the only receivers you will find at this price point that offers full HDMI pass through (audio and video). - Sound quality is very good for an entry level receiver. - Has enough power to play louder than most people will ever need. - Large, easy-to-read display - Easy automatic setup using included microphone (but also gives you the option to use the graphic equalizer if you want to do it yourself) Cons: - Remote is ugly (but functional) Bottom Line: This is very good receiver that offers a lot of features for a good price.

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Great Yamaha Receiver

Cw from California on 4/16/2009

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I bought this 2009 new model Yamaha RX-V 465 receiver to replaced my 6 yr old Yamaha receiver without HDMI and also the Dolby HD decoding to watch my Blueray disc. However untill 1 week setting up this unit, I still missing some of the quality sound that I expected from this unit with the Dolby HD. But overall, this unit is a good brand, Ok price with HD decoding and good customer services from Crutchfield.

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Excellent Features, Excellent Value

Rob from Chicago, IL on 4/11/2009

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After comparing this receiver with many others, many of which were more expensive, I decided to go with this one. And I couldn't be happier. It contains all of the features necessary to pull my basic a/v system together. Many of the more expensive units had great features, but because my system is pretty simple, there was no need to pay for things that were never going to be used. The Yamaha is very versatile with its hookup options and future potential, and the setup process was pretty easy. The user's manual is a bit tough to navigate, but the info is all in there somewhere. Running all of the HDMI components through the Yamaha has shown no visible signs of video degradation, and the sound quality is crystal clear and strong. Another great feature of this unit is being able to pass TV/CABLE audio/video through it when it's turned off. I would highly recommend this receiver to anyone who wants to get a lot of mileage out of a hi-def television, Blu-ray player, and sound system.

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priced right,right features for its price.

big mike from Daly City, Calif. on 4/9/2009

I just replaced my old 7.1 Sony receiver (prior to hdmi). I checked for the Lossless 5.1 type of receiver,HDMI compatable with DD and DTS lossless capability. I found this Yamaha model here at the Crutchdield web site and decided this was the one.Pros; 105 watts/ch,5.1chls only, and good looks. The only negative was no AC outlets on the rear, and no blue light for decoting status like my old one. Speakers were easy to hook up and 4 HDMI hookups were definitly a plus.Many of the more exspensive receivers don't have the goodies that this receiver has for MY purpose. This brand and features are just fight for 5.1 customers. Can't believe the low price!

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Wow

bob4815 from Providence, Rhode Island on 4/9/2009

Was having problems with a rather old reciever and decided at the cost and specs of this receiver pose to repairs of the old one, this was a major upgrade. I have to say that at 105 watts per channel this unit delivers the clearest and cleanest punch to my surround sound that i was amazed, even at high volume. And the HDMI's are awesome. But hey even if you don't have HDTV or DVD player with HDMI but have Optical Audio outputs, this unit has the inputs for optical. I have only had this for like 3 weeks but i use it everyday and so far i cannot find 1 thing i don't like about it. So if you are looking for a good reciever and don't have a lot of money, you won't be disappointed.

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Excellent Sound on a Budget

Kellee from Amelia, OH on 3/31/2009

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I bought this receiver on the recommendation of a Crutchfield Personal Advisor and couldn't be happier. The 4 HDMI inputs allow me to easily connect a DVR, a Blu-Ray DVD player, an HD DVD player, and a Roku box. The sound is excellent using Infinity speakers. I highly recommend this budget friendly receiver for five channel applications.

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I bought this receiver to view Quantum of Solace

jgglzz from Texas on 3/25/2009

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Great Sound, Easy to set up, no more analog cables from the back of my blu ray player only one hdmi. and belive me Hdmi makes a lot a difference instead of analog cable...... Bond, James Bond , sound like it meant to be with Casino Royale with Dolby Tru Hd and Quantum of Solace with DTS master audio........................... Great for yamaha... and crutchfield....... Thank you !!! ps. and Shakira sound great also on pcm sound !!!

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David from Columbus, OH on 3/21/2009

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I bought this receiver to turn my newly finished basement into an entertainment room. I usually buy Sony products, but I wanted to give another brand a try. I was sceptical to buy a newly released item, but with Yamaha's reputation of quality, I took the chance. The receiver provides more than enough power to deliver the sound that I expected. I am very impressed with the sound quality the receiver produces. I'm using an Energy 5.1 classic speaker package and it sounds amazing. I have a Panasonic Blu-ray, Wii, and a Toshiba 40in 1080p LCD all running through the Yamaha receiver. With the HDMI audio & video pass-through, there is no need for an additional optical cable for audio. The only part that annoyed me was the auto sound configuration. I had to do it a 7 times before the receiver adujusted the sound settings with no warning messages. Overall, a great receiver. Also, Crutchfield's post-sale support was great.

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Features and Specs

Amplification
Number Of Channels 5
Stereo RMS Power (watts) 105
THD in Stereo 0.9 %
Frequency Bandwidth (stereo) 1k Hz
Minimum Impedance L/R 6 ohm ohms
Minimum Impedance Center 6 ohm ohms
Minimum Impedance Surround 6 ohm ohms
General Features
Internet-ready ---
Bluetooth No
Apple AirPlay ---
Alexa-compatible No
Google Home-compatible No
Chromecast built-in No
DTS Play-Fi No
App Remote Control No
USB port for iPod/iPhone No
FM Sensitivity Not Given
HD Radio Tuner No
On-Screen Display No
Auto Speaker Calibration ---
HDCP 2.2 for 4K Video No
HDR-compatible No
HDMI Standby Pass-through Yes
4K Video Upscaling No
HDMI to HDMI Upconversion N/A
DLNA Certified
MHL-compatible ---
Multibrand Remote Control Yes
Learning Remote No
LCD Remote
Width (inches) 17-1/8
Height (inches) 6
Depth (inches) 14-7/16
Weight (pounds) ---
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 HDMI Output No
Playback from Digital Audio Inputs No
Playback from Streaming Sources No
Surround Processing
Dolby Digital Yes
Dolby Atmos N/A
DTS Yes
DTS:X No
Inputs & Outputs
Phono Input No
Audio-Video Inputs 11
Audio-only Inputs 2
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 1
Discrete Subwoofer Outputs No
Multi-Channel Analog Input No
Multi-channel Preamp Output No
Main Speaker Output Pairs 1
Main Speaker Terminals Posts
Ethernet Port None
USB Connections None
Removable Power Cord ---

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Audio Features

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-V465 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-V465 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

Surround Modes: The RX-V465 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)
  • 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.

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
  • 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.

Bass and Treble Control: You can independently adjust the bass and treble from -10dB to +10dB in 2 dB increments.

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.

Direct: The Direct mode turns off the surround and tone circuitry, and dims 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.

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.

Speaker Terminals: The receiver has binding post terminals for the front speaker outputs and spring terminals for the center and surround outputs. 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.

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), xvColor, 120 Hz and 24 Hz refresh rates, and auto Lip-Sync compensation.

HDMI Through: When the RX-V465 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.

HDTV-compatible Component Video: The RX-V465 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 AV Input: The front panel's Video Aux input features analog stereo RCA, composite video, and a 3.5mm stereo mini-plug.

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 (RAV293). In addition to the receiver, the remote can control multiple brands of TVs, DVD players/recorders, DVRs, VCRs, etc.

Scene: The RX-V465 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.

Add-on Devices

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-V465 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.

Bluetooth: An optional YBA-10 Bluetooth adapter (022YBA10, sold separately) can be connected to the dock port on the RX-V465 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.

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