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Yamaha RX-A800 7.1-Channel Audio/Video Receiver (Black)

Yamaha RX-A800 7.1-Channel Audio/Video Receiver (Black)
alaScore 80

52 reviews

Jan, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 reviews of Yamaha RX-A800 7.1-Channel Audio/Video Receiver (Black). The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and reliability. The design and price also get good feedback.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Yamaha RX-A800 7.1-Channel Audio/Video Receiver (Black) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 user reviews of Yamaha RX-A800 7.1-Channel Audio/Video Receiver (Black) from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on People are impressed by the size and reliability. The design and price are also mentioned favorably.

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85% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Jan, 2021

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Can't tell the difference from low-end receiver


I owned this receiver for about a month. Before owned this receiver, I had Pioneer VSX-520K and I feel like the sound is much more bold on pioneer compare to this Yamaha. without USB and ethernet, this receiver just like other low-end counterparts....

plenty of HDMI input ; Dual HDMI output ; low power consumption on HDMI pass-through

Sound quality feels like similiar or less than low-end receiver ; lack of USB port and ethernet connectivity ; Design for advance audiophile, not average consumer

Jan, 2012

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Good sound but had issues


I like the unit. It's got nice sound and is pretty flexible. It can handle your Ipod, but you have to buy a $100 Ipod dock in order to connect it. I'd rather they just have an Ipod jack in the front. The biggest problem that I had with the unit was the...

Good sound. Lots of HDMI inputs

Radio reception, no internet capability

Jan, 2012

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Be careful! It is discounted for a reason!


I am using the firmware that came with the unit. Although many have suggested that a firmware update will solve a lot of problems, it states in the manual (online, of course) that my firmware version does *not* require updating. Well, I have...

Excellent audio quality, tremendous number of input and output options

Buggy as hell! In the morning, I use it primarily for HD radio. Over the course of an hour the radio will start "skipping"-- repeating the same ~250 msec sample over and over until I intervene. I have to either change channel and/or power cycle the...

Dec, 2011

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YAMAHA RX-A800 7.2-Channel AVENTAGE Series A/V Receiver


dont buy this product..ever


Started and after 2 min died right away..what a shame

Nov, 2011

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Buy one and enjoy it!

Very nice unit for the price. Thank you Newegg! This replaced a HK receiver that was about 7 years old but, in spite of lacking HDMI, was still a monster and generated great sound. At least that's what I thought. I plugged this Yamaha in and...

There are none that I have discovered. The unit is black and not my preference. However, given how it performs, this receiver could look like a concrete block and I wouldn't mind. I am amazed at how easily it turned my average HT sound into a...

Oct, 2011

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adding more speakers to it as I only have two hooked up to it.

Great sound!!! Easy set-up

no printed manual.... update is hard to do (Yamaha mailed me the disk but I havn't tried to update it yet). A few second lag time between hearing and seeing the TV (when first turning it on)but it is so short it is not a bad thing

Sep, 2011

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RXV-867 has network RJ-45



It's OK

No network, NONE OF THE FOLLOWING ; (DLNA 1.5 / Win 7 / Rhapsody / SIRIUS Internet Radio) ; YAMAHA RXV-867 HAS THE ABOVE FEATURES

Aug, 2011

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Exc price for Yamaha features and rep


I know other good names w/similar features and it seems theyre all on sale here now at this price range, its a preference. Had my home wired for surround wall-mounted spkrs and an honest tech installer said, "Yamaha is exc, get a model with the most...

Many various types of connections ; price on sale now $479-nearly half off ; Yamaha IS best in business (professional audio installer advised) ; Most mod HDMI v.1.4a allows all spec features w/two out ; Easy, intuitive set-up for novices...did i say...

Obviously folks are making bones her about a sm FM issue but firmware upgrades can fix problems-email Yamaha on it and call if thats faster. Do your homework. I have a Panasonic Blu-ray player and new firmware giving new fixes for it all the...

Aug, 2011

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If you're looking for an ultra-portable with decent specs and an optical drive, this is a good buy. If you don't need the o-drive, you can find better deals looking elsewhere.

Everything. I picked up from somewhere else for alot less. But this thing is truely fantastic and hassle free. I replaced a Harmon Karden I had for a few years. This thing has all the bells and whistles and pust out very impressive sound. I have paired...


Mar, 2011

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Very nice receiver


Bought exclusively for the two HDMI outputs. My Pioneer wouldn't do audio through HDMI so all my components were double wired. The Yamaha eliminated half the wiring in my cabinet.

Easy to setup, beautiful sounding and with two HDMI outputs easily accomadates my projector and flatscreen

The YPOA gives intermittent reverse phase errors when setting up the speakers ; If weight is a positive then this reciever doesn't weigh as much as the VSX-1017 it replaced...but i don't hear any difference at normal listening volumes

Dec, 2010

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