Originally Posted by PeterK
Some physical differences of the 65 - 67 are
67 has 1 additional component video input and output
67 has zone 4 HDMI output
67 has phono input if you are wanting to play with vinyl - - this is the big difference to me
67 has copper plated screws!!!
67 has Select 2 Plus rating over Select 2
67 has Air Studio certification
Be aware that both do NOT have the 7.1 analog input connectors - only found on the 68.
to the original poster/shopper -
be sure you don't trade lower cost & miss features you think you want. I've read too many posts where someone went with a lower Pioneer model then tried to do something it couldn't do but the next model or 2 up did do. when you have to tell them they bought the wrong one, I'm sure that didn't make them feel too good about their new toy. I've read posts where the new owner wanted to plug in a turntable & didn't realize the one they bought didn't have phono preamp inputs!
there's not that big a cost difference between these models to not get what you think you can use.
for example, 7.1 vs 9.1 capability - the lower cost ones ONLY do 7.1, so you cannot have rears, heights at the same time, some have found that out the hard way.
another is multizone capabilities
another is inputs/outputs
my advice is
1. don't just follow the best discounted sale price & think you got the best value
2. download & read the manuals from Pioneer's web site & make sure you know what features you'll not get by going to the lower models
3. then & only then plunk down the cc
hope this helps