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Yamaha RX-V3800

Yamaha RX-V3800
alaScore 82

94 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 94 reviews of Yamaha RX-V3800. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Yamaha RX-V3800 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Yamaha RX-V3800

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 53 user reviews of Yamaha RX-V3800 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Yamaha RX-V3800BL 7.1-Channel Network Home Theater Receiver (Black)Yamaha RX-V3800BL 7.1-Channel Network Home Theater Receiver (Black)

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : default (avguide.com)

Yamaha RX-V3800 A/V Receiver

 

Most A/V receivers tend to exhibit pretty uninspired industrial designs; they just don't have high-end sex appeal or the dazzling allure of iPods. But Yamaha's RX-V3800 is different, because its designers somehow juggled the necessary functional...

Yamaha’s RX-V3800 is a handsome unit, with a fully loaded features set. True, we felt the setup and menus could be more intuitively designed. Sonically, the receiver’s strengths make it better suited for movie than for music playback.

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : David Vaughn (ultimateavmag.com)

Ultimate AV: Yamaha RX-V3800 AV Receiver

 

Evolution is the continual process of change. For electronics manufacturers, evolution is often defined as updating equipment just enough from year to year to make consumers willing to upgrade to the latest and greatest. One could argue that until the...

Four HDMI Inputs, Onboard Decoding of Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, & DTS-HD Master Audio, Clean and Dynamic sound from all channels

Video section only upconverts analog signals, YPAO setup set monitor speakers to "Large" when they should be set to "Small", User manual poorly written

Nov, 2007

Expert review by : David Vaughn (soundandvision.com)

Yamaha RX-V3800 AV Receiver

 

Before HDMI, the AVR was mainly an "audio" device with the inclusion of video switching. Now the " V for video" is taking a more prominent role in the evolution of the Audio/Video Receiver by adding advanced video processing into the equation. But this...

Nov, 2007

Expert review by : David Vaughn (hometheater.com)

Yamaha RX-V3800 AV Receiver

 

Before HDMI, the AVR was mainly an "audio" device with the inclusion of video switching. Now the " V for video" is taking a more prominent role in the evolution of the Audio/Video Receiver by adding advanced video processing into the equation. But this...

Nov, 2007

Expert review by : Ty Pendlebury (cnet.com.au)

Yamaha RX-V3800

 

The Yamaha RX-V3800 boasts all the features expected of a top-of-the-line receiver, and while audio performance is exceptional video could use some work.

Superb surround sound ; Up-to-date decoding options ; Easy set-up ; Good GUI ; Upscaling to 1080p

Video processing not very good ; Media streaming rudimentary at best

Until Yamaha unveils their Z11 receiver -- which should be any day now -- the RX-V3800 is the company's top-of-the-line receiver. It ticks all the boxes for features -- some more successfully than others -- and should provide most home cinema set-ups...

Feb, 2008

Expert review by : Stephen Dawson (avhub.com.au)

Yamaha RX-V3800 home theatre receiver

 

Yamaha's mid-range receiver captured our award for its combination of extensive capabilities and top-notch performance.

Excellent audio performance ; HDMI 1.3 functionality ; A host of extra connectivity Features ; Negative ; Would be nice to add a digital crossover for bi-amplification feature ; POWER: 7 x 140W @ 8 ohms, 20-20,000Hz, 0.04% THD ; INPUTS: 3 x component...

Would be nice to add a digital crossover for bi-amplification feature ; POWER: 7 x 140W @ 8 ohms, 20-20,000Hz, 0.04% THD ; INPUTS: 3 x component video, 6 x S-Video, 6 x composite video, 9 x analogue stereo, 1 x phono, 5 x 7.1 analogue, 5 x optical...

The Yamaha RX-V3800 is an excellent home theatre receiver in every particular, and as an overall package. Its support for the new audio formats from the new disc formats, and its complete reliability with all HDMI-connected equipment, means that this...

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Wow

 

What can I say, this this is rock solid and well worth every penny. This one is built to last! Did a ton of research and this this is worth it. The built in HD radio is amazing! I have this matched up with: Pioneer Kuro 5020 Polk CS2 (center) Polk...

EVERYTHING, just wow

It takes a bit to process the sound between my Kuro and this ; Price, but you get what you pay for

Mar, 2010

Consumer review (newegg.com)

If you are considering it, then you don't need any help

 

I have had this in a 5.1 setup for a few weeks now. I bought it when it was five hundo off the listed price here. I will say that it trounces my older RX-V3300 in terms of sound and connections. But like my title says, if you are even considering this...

Trying to explain to my girl why this was a need rather than a want

Dec, 2009

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Hands Down the Pinicle of premium sound

 

Many may not find it needed, but as I like it loud, I had to provide a dedicated 20 amp circuit to the unit. No problem though, I simply added a UPS that had a 20 amp rating. I am using Klipschorn's up front, La Scala's for rear, Klipsch RC-64 Center...

There are so many pluses, but the best is the sheer flexibility to connect and stream from almost any device, XM HD, Excellent Video switching without degradation of signal. my MCPC and this unit give me total control over my library of music and other...

Deciding what speakers to mate with this gem (NOT!!!). Actually on con is little thing, I had to buy the Blue tooth connector separate

Mar, 2009

Consumer review (epinions.com)

The BEAST

 

A funny story - the first version I purchased (from a well respected Sydney boutique hifi store) gave up the ghost within three months. Let me say at the outset that all the signs were there - the on/off procedure was odd in that it wasn't ...

Quality. Power. Style

None other than I wish it had WIFI

Apr, 2010
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Product Specifications

The RX-V3800 is a high-end Home Theater Receiver introducing new technologies and features including 3D CINEMA DSP, latest HDMI 1.3a specification support, upscaling to 1080p, full support for high definition audio formats signals, Adaptive DRC and Adaptive DSP Level, YPAO Auto Setup with Quick Start, and multi-zone custom installation support and Network Receiver functions.

Amplifier

Input Channel Qty:8
Output Channel Qty:7
Output Power / Total:980Watt

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Product Type: None

Audio System

Built-in Decoders:Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital Plus / Dolby Pro Logic / Dolby Pro Logic II / Dolby Pro Logic IIx / Dolby TrueHD / DTS 96/24 / DTS decoder / DTS Neo:6 / DTS-ES Discrete 6.1 / DTS-HD decoder/Dolby Pro Logic / Dolby Pro Logic II / DTS Neo:6 / DTS-ES Discrete 6.1 / DTS 96/24 / Dolby Digital / DTS decoder / Dolby Pro Logic IIx / Dolby Digital Plus / DTS-HD decoder / Dolby TrueHD
Functions (KA):AV network receiver/Radio / AV receiver / AV network receiver
Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound
Subcategory (KA):AV components
Surround Sound Effects:3D Cinema Sound / CINEMA DSP / SILENT CINEMA DSP/CINEMA DSP / SILENT CINEMA DSP / 3D Cinema Sound
Surround System Class:7.1 channel
Type:AV receiver

Connectors

Coaxial Digital Input: Yes
Headphone Jack: Yes
Optical Digital Input: Yes
Optical Digital Output: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:17.3in
Height:6.7in
Weight:38.4lbs
Width:17.1in

Header

Manufacturer:Yamaha
Model:V3800/V3800BL
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Yamaha RX

Radio

Tuner Bands:AM/FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type:Universal remote control