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Yamaha RX-V475

Yamaha's RX-V475 is a great-sounding 5.1 receiver and a good value, although competitors offer better features and design.

23 April 2013

3 stars Editors' rating 23 April 2013

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Yamaha RX-V473

The Yamaha RX-V473 is a serviceable 5.1 AV receiver, but given that it has only four HDMI inputs, competing models offer a better value.

27 November 2012

3 stars Editors' rating 27 November 2012

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Yamaha RX-V573

The Yamaha RX-V573 is a serviceable 7.1 AV receiver, but with only four HDMI inputs, competing models offer a better value.

16 November 2012

3 stars Editors' rating 16 November 2012

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Sony STR-DG (2006 A/V receiver)

An impressive spread of features, including HDMI switching, autosetup, and XM Radio capability, makes Sony's STR-DG800 receiver a notable bargain in the sub-$400 category.

19 June 2006

3.5 stars Editors' rating 19 June 2006

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Yamaha RX-V475: A lightly featured, great-sounding receiver

Yamaha's RX-V475 edges out competing AV receivers in our listening tests, but trails when it comes to features and design.

By 23 April 2013


Sonos: The A/V receiver is dead

Sonos co-founder talks about how integrated network-connected audio players will kill traditional A/V components. Eventually.

By 2 August 2011


Yamaha RX-V665 - AV receiver - 7.2 channel

Yamaha's RX-V665BL includes more features than its predecessor, but it doesn't sound as good, has poor video upconversion quality, and doesn't let you assign digital-audio inputs.

24 April 2009

3 stars Editors' rating 24 April 2009

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Yamaha RX-V667: highest-rated midrange receiver of 2010

CNET reviews the Yamaha RX-V667, finding it to be one of the best midrange AV receivers of 2010, with excellent sound quality, a best-in-class user interface, and more connectivity than its competitors, but it may be more AV receiver than you need.

By 30 September 2010


Review: Yamaha RX-V663 receiver wows us with sound, but still disappoints

CNET reviews the Yamaha RX-V663 AV receiver, and although we loved it's sound quality, it had too many shortcomings for a wholehearted recommendation.

By 4 February 2009


Yamaha RX-V1500 - AV receiver - 7.1 channel

Yamaha's luxurious receiver scores well on the value, features, and sound-quality fronts, but its flexible surround processing clinched the deal for us.

23 February 2005

3.5 stars Editors' rating 23 February 2005

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