Yamaha RX-V663 review: Yamaha RX-V663

Home theater receiver with HDMI switching and video conversion

The RX-V663 uses time-tested Yamaha build for an incredible home theatre audio performance. The feature includes remote Analog to HDMI conversion and Upconversion. The Yamaha RX rxv663 is available from Amazon.com for a total of $99.99. More info about our company click on [link]. To go back to the Page you entered in [link] for more information on how to purchase a new Yamaha.com or purchase a new model Yamaha RXV663. For more information check out our website www.link_buy.com.

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The RX-V663 includes time-tested Yamaha construction that delivers an impressive home theater Audio experience. You will receive seven channels of clean high current-amplification and exclusive Yamaha Cinema DSP processing. Furthermore this system has a built-in decoding for Dolby® true HD audio and DTS-HD Master audio. The receiver analyzes size, volume, relative distance and frequency response of all speakers in the home theater system and adjusts each of the settings individually. It is easy to switch between two digital videos while maintaining a pristine picture quality for both. An analog-to-HDMI convertor means you can send all your older, non digital video sources to your TV through a single HDMI cable.

Yamaha rx-v663
Yamaha rx-v663 review

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Great value for the price

When you are satisfied with the quality of the extra features this phone has for its rather low price, this is indeed a very good buy. The setup was reasonable easy for a machine that can perform a wide spectrum of duties. Generally speaking basic technical knowledge and understanding of the system operation will be helpful. You have to upgrade to Yamaha RXV683 to get a remote controlling a cable television box. If this solution cannot be obtained without a quality universal remote such as the Logitech Harmony ONE however it is only $179.95, even at Amazon. Aside from the remote you’ll never regret purchasing the RXV663.

An excellent AVR for the money.

The Yamaha RX-V663 receiver provides superior sound quality. The sound is absolutely clear and smooth and the price is really fair. The Remote is supplied as a 63-inch remote. The remote can also be programmed by other components.The 2006 list (663 vs. 2006 661 is significantly smaller. There are many connections in the back for connecting almost all of your devices and enough speaker connections for the seven channels in the main room as well the 2 additional channels for another room. Unfortunately for some audio devices that connect, but it probably needs to do with what goes via an HDMI cable.

Really nice

The receiver is very powerful, features are well-rounded and he can sound great. Stays quite cool during cinema viewing but as you play 5ch stereo with the front speakers bi-amplified it can get very hot. The pricing I had this for in Used Condition wasn’t bad. That’s a very cruel act. The deinterlacing works pretty well and Multi-Passthrough to HDMI looks excellent. I have my HTPC/Gaming machine connected to this receiver via Analog 3.5-RCA and it’s excellent as a basic multi-channel amplifier in pure Direct mode. It gives exceptional noise and image qualities for an all-in-one solution.

Yamaha RX V663

Yamaha RX V663 is an excellent 7.2 channel receiver. It includes multi channel decoders and Yamaha provides a variety of fantastic functions such as DSP. Yamaha provides extreme flexibility for setting the inputs and outputs and allows me to easily mix internal and external amplifiers. It arrived in perfect condition with all the equipment and paperwork perfectly packaged in the Yamaha box. The price was extremely attractive as this unit is the year version and it is the B stock, the price was highly attractive. View full review for YamaharX V663 here.

About Yamaha RX-V663

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Great sound, very good features, good overall system.

It appears to decode the more recent HD audio codecs on Blu-Rays. There are a lot of “effects”. I find most of them echoey. The receiver can decode most 5-7 channel movie soundtracks or play 2 channel music sources. It also comes in special rear cameras that shutdown just 5.1 soundtracks on some Blu-Ray soundtracks. Some years ago I imagine the newer models have more 4K capabilities but I don’t own 4K players yet. This work perfectly. Get a complete review of the pre-owned receivers.

For most home theater enthusiasts, midrange AV receivers represent the best value. They deliver better sound over entry-level models with less power, include the most important features available on higher-end models, and they still manage to cost between $400 and $600.

Yamaha rx-v663 review
Yamaha rx-v663 review

The Yamaha RX-V663 falls into the midrange class, and if your main concern is sound quality, it’s one of the better AV receivers we’ve heard, outperforming the Sony STR-DG920 in our head-to-head matchup does. Unfortunately, we ultimately found it hard to recommend given its shortcomings. For example, there are only two HDMI inputs, while every other midrange receiver includes at least three — many include four. Most competitors also offer 1080i or 1080p analog conversion, but the RX-V663 is limited to 480p and its video processing is below average. We also ran into a few other quirks, such as an incorrect autosetup warning and poorly designed rear panel layout. As much as we liked the sound of the RX-V663, overall we thought most buyers would be better off with the competing Pioneer VSX-1018AH or the Onkyo TX-SR606.

Design

The RX-V663 has a basic, boxy AV receiver shape, with only a slight angle down the middle to break it up. The top half houses an orange-coloured LCD display, which we can read from about 8 feet behind. Just below it are several small buttons, which allow access to less frequently used functions such as “Memory” and “Zone 2 Control”. There’s a large volume knob on the far right, and at the bottom there’s a front panel input that includes both S-Video and an optical digital audio input. On the bottom half, below the LCD display, are four “Scene” buttons (which we’ll explain shortly), as well as a few additional knobs for selecting a source or DSP (Digital Sound Processing) mode. It all comes down to personal preference, but we preferred the Pioneer VSX-1018AH’s shiny look over the RX-V663.

The AV receiver remote is often a cluttered mess, but the RX-V663’s clicker is actually pretty cool. There’s a direction pad in the center and the main controls for volume are on the right. The source buttons are well separated, as are Yamaha’s “Scene” buttons. Overall, this is one of the better remotes for a receiver.

Yamaha clearly focuses heavily on its “visual” functions, and although the idea holds promise, we didn’t find the current implementation useful. The idea is that you choose a preferred DSP mode for specific listening scenarios, such as watching DVDs. Since we generally like to keep DSP mode off, we didn’t find this helpful. We would love if the Scene function let us set a default volume level for each scenario.

Your TV may be high-def, but your RX-V663’s menus are straight out of the VCR era.

The RX-V663’s onscreen display is just white text on a black background (think VCRs, circa 1991). That’s pretty standard at this price point, though it’s worth noting that the competing (and cheaper) Sony STR-DG920 includes a basic graphical user interface.

An unusual design annoyance is the RX-V663’s unusual back panel layout. For some reason, the audio and video inputs are different for each device, so, for example, you’ll run the yellow composite video cable from your Nintendo Wii to the right, while the red and white analog audio cables go to the far left. This can lead to a rat nest of tangled wires on many home theater systems, as well as forcing you to sever the many cables that tie video and audio connections together.

Set-up

Yamaha’s Parametric Room Acoustic Optimizer (YPAO) Automatic Speaker Calibration System determines speaker size and volume levels, measures the distance from speaker to listener, verifies that all speaker cables are connected correctly, and Uses the equation to balance the frequency response of all speakers.

Starting the autosetup program is as easy as plugging in the included mic, but note that we received a false error alert during the out test.

(supplied) Plugging in the optimizer microphone automatically brought up the auto setup menu on our display, so it was easy to get started. It presented us with a “warning” message after YPAO played its vocals. We couldn’t initially figure out what the problem was, but after consulting the owner’s manual we made our way through the onscreen menus to see if YPAO had determined that our left front speaker was out- was wired off-phase (red/+ and black/- connections were reversed).

Checking the connections at the speaker and receiver ends we found that the wires were indeed placed correctly. We don’t know why the YPAO made an incorrect reading, but it didn’t affect the results of the setup otherwise. We completed setup without any further trouble, but we bet less-experienced users will be confused.

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The receiver of Sony is worth everything. It was an easy install and it suited perfectly for our HD components. This, combined with the BOSE Accousimass speakers make us a true audiophile world-class! Carol and Philip from Hardyston NJ. We had a SONY for a year and thought it was perfect now however we were amazed by all the music we missed!

Features

key featuresB
Dolby TrueHD+ DTS-HD MAYeson screen performanceText
analog conversion480prenaming the sourceYes
selectable output resolutionNosatellite RadioSirius + XM

The RX-V663 is underpowered compared to the competition. As for key features, this means that instead of getting 1080p or 1080i conformational compression—which nearly all of its competitors have—you’re stuck with simple 480p distortion. And as mentioned earlier, the RX-V663 only has a simple text-based onscreen display, instead of the simple GUI on the Sony STR-DG920.

connectivityB
hdmi input2optical audio input3
component video input3coaxial audio input2
Max Connected HD Devices5stereo analog audio input2
Composite AV Input5analog multichannel input7.1
Maximum Connected Video Devices5phono inputNo

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All day, I like to learn about speakers amps and cameras. My target is to reduce technical jargon in simple language that makes it more convenient to take up new tech. Outside of Crutchfield I own a photography studio focusing mostly on landscapes and portraits. Exploring the world with camera is really satisfying and very fulfilling and it’s really fulfilling and fun. I like spicy food and movies in surround music… preferably simultaneously.

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Specifications

Power output: 35 watts per channel in 8x (stereo) Surround audio: 95W (front), 95W center and 95W (rear) Frequency Response: 50 Hz to 150 kW. Dimensions 435x171X393MM Weight: 11.8kg with black titanium or gold speakers.

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