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Yamaha RXV465BL 5.1 AV Receiver

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  • 5-channel 525W powerful surround sound (105W x 5)
  • 1080p-Compatible HDMI 1.3
  • Bluetooth music streaming using Yamaha YBA-10 Bluetooth Audio Receiver
  • XM and Sirius Satellite Radio Ready
  • Connect an iPod using The Yamaha YDS-11SL Universal iPod Dock- thats not Included
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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 43.3 x 54.3 x 22.4 cm ; 8 Kg
  • Boxed-product Weight: 10 Kg
  • Batteries 2 AA batteries required. (included)
  • Item model number: RX-V465BL
  • ASIN: B001S2RD9U
  • Date first available at 1 July 2006
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 248,140 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Advanced Features

New SCENE buttons (BD/DVD, TV, CD and Radio) - quick and simple to use
YPAO sound optimization for automatic speaker setup
iPod compatibility via optional YDS-11 Universal Dock
Bluetooth (A2DP) compatibility with optional Yamaha Bluetooth? Wireless Audio Receiver YBA-10
Front panel mini jack for connecting portable audio player
iPod song titles displayed in English and Western European languages on the front panel
HDMI CEC functionality
Initial Volume Setting and Maximum Volume Setting
New preset remote unit

High Sound Quality

5-channel 525W powerful surround sound (105W x 5)
Decoders for HD audio formats: Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio; Dolby Digital Plus and DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
Burr-Brown 192 kHz/24-bit DACs for all channels
Direct Mode for high quality sound reproduction

Surround Realism

CINEMA DSP (17 DSP programs) with Adaptive DSP Level
Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control)
Compressed Music Enhancer
Audio Delay for adjusting Lip-Sync (0-240ms)

High Picture Quality

1080p-compatible HDMI (4 in/1 out)
Supports Deep Color (30/36 bit), x.v.Color, 120Hz/24Hz Refresh Rates and Auto Lip-Sync compensation

Customer Reviews

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By R. Hoddinott on 1 Dec. 2009
Overall I'm very happy with this amp. The sound, along with a set of Teufel 5.1 speakers is superb. The unit itslef looks quite nice on my tv stand, even though it's quite chunky.

I have just two slight gripes about it - first, when hooked up to Sky HD box it turned itself off a couple of times whilst watching TV unexpectadly. After researching this, I found other people had the same problem. However, Yamaha have released an update patch which I have installed and since then the problem seems to have gone away. Beware that the update process is a pain, involving downloading an encoded audio file, burning it to disc, connecting a cd player to the unit and playing the disc, and pressing combinations of buttons - it took me a good couple of hours until I got it to update properly.

The second gripe I have is that I am constantly needing to change the subwoofer level depending on the source I am listening to. For classical music it needs to go up, for games it needs to go down, for movies somewhere in the middle. There seem to be lots of presets which you can assign for different sources, but there doesn't seem to be a way to store the speaker levels into these presets so you have to manually alter them each time. This wouldn't be a major problem if it wasn't for the fact that you have to go through about 5 levels of menus to do it.

Overall though it's the sound that is important - and that's great, so I give it 4 stars.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr. T. Cowderoy on 24 Oct. 2009
Thsi quite a gret product, for the price it offers a number of fantastic features and does not dissapoint in sound quality, actually coupled with the right speakers it has an amazing sound. I started with some small speakers and moved on to larger ones later, the amp was able to adapt to either option with no problem.

Would reccomend this product for anyone looking to start a new home system or wanting to upgrade
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By The Red Baron on 14 May 2010
Verified Purchase

Not going to write a detailed techy report because it doesnt need it.

For the price, amazing. Makes all of my games, TV, Blu-ray sound amazing when paired with the Tannoy 5.1 SFX speakers.

If you are on a budget and want a decent set up, this should be included in your shortlist!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mr. D. Stewart on 26 Sept. 2009
Does exactly what it says on the tin and more besides. Excellent piece of kit, highly recommended.
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66 of 67 people found the following review helpful
Versatile receiver for HD and music - Good Value 2 Jun. 2009
By Icculus - Published on
I've had the RX-v465 for over a month now, so i've had plenty of time to get comfortable with the receiver. I purchased this b/c it seemed like the best value. My major goals were to find a receiver that had HDMI vid and audio pass-thru and had good quality cd music output - and the rx-v465 delivered!

I used the mic to auto-calibrate the sound quality - very easy (do this before using it). CDs (analog) sound great and digital audio sounds even better. The sound settings are great: it has several sound enhancer settings for a full/modern sound and even a 'direct' mode where the receiver uses the minimum electronics to provide a pure (almost vinyl) sound. These settings are easy to access once you get comfortable with the remote.

It has plenty of inputs for all of your older (rca) and newer (HDMI) devices. For TV, I run my comcast dvr box via an hdmi cable to the receiver, then run an hdmi from the receiver to the tv. For dvd, i run hdmi to the receiver. Only one cable (an hdmi) is needed from the receiver to the TV (sony bravia 52v5100). Video quality and dolby digital audio quality is excellent. It even allows you to view TV without turning on the receiver (downside in this mode is you can't listen to the sound system). Also, my cable remote can control the receiver volume when watching tv when the pass-thru mode is set (control-on).

1. There is an annoying time delay (up to 3 seconds) when switching from HD to non-HD channels and when pulling up the dvr menu/list and cable guide. The receiver is thinking /switching digital modes and makes clicking sounds as it switches resulting in sound but no vid. This issue took me some time to get used to and will be a deal-breaker for most people.
2. Longer delay / thinking when the receiver is turned on and the hdmi input is set. Same clicking and no vid as it finds the right mode for the data that is coming in.
3. Remote is annoying, not built well, but whatever, its not a deal breaker.

OVERALL, i'm happy with this receiver at the price i paid when compared to other available receivers with similar features/functions.
42 of 42 people found the following review helpful
More Than I Expected 25 Nov. 2009
By Jeffery A. Lewis - Published on
This receiver does everything I want it to, and then after carefully reading the manual, I realized it does a few other things that I was pleased about.

The best surprise was discovering this receiver has a HDMI pass-through capability. In a lot of cases when we watch TV, we are fine with the TV speakers. Don't really want to fire up the whole system just to watch the weather. I was intending to run the HDMI from the cable set top box directly to the TV and then running a digital optical from the set top box to the receiver. With the pass -through, I can just run an HDMI from set top box to receiver. The down side with the pass-through is you have to remember to switch to the HDMI input needed for pass-through before turning off the receiver.

Here is some clarification on Straight and Direct modes. From reading the manual, I thought the subwoofer would not be employed. I have a subwoofer hooked up to LFE, Bass Management set to SWFR, and front speakers set to Small. Using two channel Dolby sources, I found that in both Straight and Direct modes, the subwoofer was used. Straight is like having no DSP. Direct is like having no DSP and no tone processing. But the Bass Management seems to still be in play; at least with digital sources. I don't have any analog sources, so I can't comment on analog sources. This clarification is important to me because I have tiny front speakers not really capable of reproducing stereo music faithfully on their own. (see correction below)
-- Begin Update 1/9/2010 --
When you use two channel Dolby matrix encoded sources, what is stated above is true. Straight and Direct utilize the subwoofer. I have since realized with two channel PCM digital sources, Straight uses the subwoofer, Direct will not use the subwoofer. So if you want to listen to say a CD using a digital connection and you have small front speakers, use Straight or one of the Stereo modes. You will get full range sound with your subwoofer.
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-- Begin Update 12/10/2009 --
It appears that when you use Dolby TrueHD and the DTS-HD Master Audio, the Cinema DSP modes are not available. If you try to select a Cinema DSP mode, it will go to Straight. This is generally not a big deal, as most with a full 5.1 or 7.1 speaker setup will want to use Straight. I myself have a 2.1 speaker setup so was counting on Virtual Cinema DSP. Virtual Cinema DSP is not available in Straight. This is not a big deal to me because the Virtual Cinema DSP ended up being a bust anyways (see below).
-- End Update 12/10/2009 --

One of the reason I picked this receiver is the virtual surround feature (called Virtual Cinema DSP). I have to say I cannot hear the virtual surround effects. I switch between Straight (which has no virtual surround) to one of the Cinema DSP modes and cannot tell the difference. Oh well, I still am very happy with the receiver. I've only owned it a few days, so maybe I need to listen to more sources.

Don't get your hopes to high on the YPAO (Yamaha Parametric Acoustic Optimizer). This is a tool where you hook up a supplied microphone and have it kick off an automatic calibration process. I found that some things YPAO set was correct, but other settings it decided on was a bit flawed. It determined my speaker set up correctly. It determined the size of my front speakers correctly. It decided on the correct subwoofer setting. The distance settings were accurate to less than half a foot! Those are critical to get right. But the Bass Management cross over setting and subwoofer level I was not statisfied. It set the cross over to 160 Hz. This does not make sense when the frequency response of my subwoofer is 20 - 150 Hz and the frequency response of my fronts are 57 - 30,000 Hz. I decided to set the cross over to 100 Hz, the cross over setting recommended by the manufacture of my front speakers. Setting the subwoofer level ended up being a very long process of listing to many different music sources and movie sources. YPAO is not going to get you out of this effort if you want a nicely balance system.

Another feature I was pleasantly surpriced about is the Scene feature. It has ended up proving to be quite handy, especially for the rest of my family. With the Scene, you can program an input, processing, and can turn on another external device. What is great about Scene, is it not only switches to an input and processing, it will turn the unit on if it is off when you push one of the four scene buttons. So I tell my wife, "If you want to hear the cable tv through the stereo, just push the "TV" button." When she does this, the receiver turns on. The HDMI pass-through turns off. Audio amplification comes out the receiver. Audio to the TV via the HDMI out on the receiver is stopped (so no sound comes out the tv speakers). The right input is selected, and the right sound processing is selected. All from pushing one button.

Keep in mind, this receiver will not send analog video sources out the HDMI. So, for example, if you want to hook up your camera to the front composite video input, it will not go out the HDMI output. It will go out the composite video output. You need the next receiver up, RX-V565, to do that.

I am so happy with this receiver and I think the price is very fair. I can't really justify paying for a more expensive receiver because this one does everthing, and then some more, of what I want.

-- Begin Update 12/16/2009 --
Another thing I wanted to point out is the amp rating. It is not considered a full bandwidth amp. Most amps in this price range are not full bandwidth. Amps that are not rated full bandwidth will have problems in the low frequencies. I am not concerned about this because I have my Bass Management configured to put all the bass through the subwoofer. The subwoofer is powering the bass. You should be aware of this if you use full range speakers and you want the bass to come out these speakers. If I had full range speakers, I would still set them to "Small" and let the subwoofer handle the bass.
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69 of 76 people found the following review helpful
High Hopes Dashed Easily - HDMI problem 11 Jun. 2009
By Michael J. Manfredi - Published on
When I set out to buy a receiver, I almost instantly settled on the Yamaha brand because of its excellent reputation and the fact I could sync up my lap top to it to play music through the bluetooth device (Yamaha YBA-10WH Bluetooth Wireless Audio Receiver for Select Yamaha Home Theater Receivers). My media center is also fully enclosed so I didn't want a unit that would run hot. I wasn't terribly concerned with format decoding or watts because I was using a DVD player that did all the decoding and I wasn't using overwhelming speakers (Harman Kardon HKTS-18 5.1 Channel Speaker System).

My problem - the unit refuses to cooperate with my HD DVR cable box that was provided to me courtesy of Time Warner. It is a Scientific Atlanta Explorer 8300 HDC. There is some problem with the HDMI "handshake" between the two units where the audio does not come through and the video will sometimes briefly cut out. This problem would still exist when I would turn off the Yamaha to allow the signal to simply "pass through".

Yamaha said its Time Warner's fault and TW said its Yamaha's fault. I ultimately gave up trying to figure it out and didn't feel like going throguh an exchange. Instead, I hooked up the HDMI cable to the TV and bought an optical cord for the audio to get sent from my TV to the receiver. While I don't mind since I like to watch sports with music in the background, this problem shouldn't exist!

Everything else on the receiver works very well and the features are outstanding. The receiver after hours of use only gets warm. Well worth the price. Would be a 5 star product if this problem didn't exist and Yamaha was more accomodating to try and help me out.
19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
Excellent value 19 Aug. 2009
By Brent Scheffler - Published on
I first purchased the RX-V365 for my living room. Being a complete newbie to HD audio, I thought this would be enough. Originally I had all my devices (HDMI) connected to my 37" Samsung TV with a single TOSLINK from the TV back to the receiver. It took about 3 weeks before I realized what was going on: the TV only outputs 2-channel PCM via the TOSLINK when using HDMI. I had to go to Samsung's website and thumb through several FAQ's before I stumbled upon that little bit of info.

After a bit of rewiring the devices to send either TOSLINK or COAX audio to the receiver, I was now finally getting better performance. 1st problem solved. However, I was still underwhelmed with the decoders available, especially with Blu-Ray (which can output Dolby True-HD, DTS-HD, etc.) After further research, Dolby True-HD and DTS-HD can only be sent through an HDMI cable (no TOSLINK or COAX.) Since the RX-V365 does not pass audio through HDMI, I decided to return the RX-V365 and get the RX-V465 instead. 2nd problem solved.

Best decision I have made in quite some time. If you have a 5.1, 6.1, or 7.1 setup and a Blu-Ray player, this receiver is the best "bang for the buck."

My setup:

Samsung 37" LCD
Yamaha RX-V465
Samsung Blu-Ray player
Comcast HD-DVR (Motorola)
Xbox 360 (HDMI version)
Polk Audio 5.1 speaker setup
18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
A little sleeper 4 May 2009
By Ratel borealis - Published on
I'm puzzled by the other review - am using it to drive 5 fairly inefficient speakers and it will play quite loudly and without thermal shutdown. Who knows? In any case, it came as a surprise to me that such a modest unit could pump out such clean, robust sound on high-end speakers (Martin-Logan) without apparent strain. That it has the new audio codecs is why I bought it. My only niggling complaint is that there's no panel display showing that it's decoding Dolby True HD or DTS Master Audio; but the improvement in sound is evident, so that's what really counts.

In my opinion this is quite a bargain for those happy with a 5.1 setup and who don't want to jump to the 7.1 scheme(and I'm sure many wives are happy about that too - the WAF).
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