Yamaha BD-S1065 Blu-ray Player Review

Posted: January 19, 2010
Yamaha BD-S1065 Blu-ray Player Review

Searching for a top-notch Blu-ray DVD player? Olivia Munn and Kevin Pereira check out the Yamaha BD-S1065 that features not only 1080p DVD playback but also outputs 7.1 channel audio through analog or HDMI. Find out if the audio quality lives up to its $370 price tag.

What You Need To Know

  • This player is pretty big compared to others.
  • It measures about 1' across and over 1.5' deep, which means it might not fit in easily with your other home theater components.
  • Outputs feature a 7.1 analog audio output so it can act as a receiver, component video out, coaxial out, s-video out, digital optical out and HDMI out.
  • Overall, this player is definitely for home theater nerds.
  • Yamaha didn't include any extra features like streaming online content.
  • There's BDLive but no internal memory, so you have to use your own thumb drive.
  • The player also supports the latest Dolby and DTS audio decoding, but that's not a new feature we haven't seen before.
  • You can only update the firmware with a thumb drive and not over the Internet.
  • The lack of features is very disappointing.
  • The video quality almost makes up for the lost features.
  • The colors are accurate, the blacks are deep and the content looks spectacular.
  • The difference between this and the PS3's Blu-ray player is negligible, making it one of the best quality players we've seen.
  • The audio is also a high point, mainly because of the 7.1 channel output.


  • $370.00


  • 3 Seals of Approval out of 5. (How do we rate gadgets?)
  • The video and audio quality are some of the best on the market, and there are a ton of outputs. 
  • The price is way too high, especially without any extra features.
  • The PlayStation 3 is only $300!

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  • TweakinAddy

    can someone inform Kevin on what analog audio is actually used for?

    Posted: October 16, 2010 9:58 AM