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Yamaha RX V863

Yamaha RX V863
alaScore 82

94 reviews

Nov, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 94 reviews of Yamaha RX V863. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, 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 V863 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 V863

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 79 user reviews of Yamaha RX V863 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com.

80% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Tom Andry (audioholics.com)

Yamaha RX-V863 AV Receiver Overview

 

The Yamaha RX-V863 sports HDMI 1.3 inputs, internal decoding of all the latest HD audio formats, 1080p analogue video upconversion, and two subwoofer outputs.

Feb, 2008

Expert review by : About.com (about.com)

Yamaha RX-V863 7.2 Channel Home Theater Receiver with HDMI - Short Review

 
Jan, 2013

Expert review by : HomeTheaterReview.com (hometheaterreview.com)

Yamaha RX-V863 7.2 Channel Home Theater Receiver Reviewed

 

The V863 "possesses a lively and energetic sound that adds a bit of swing to music and punch to movies" and it sounds "remarkably good for a receiver in this price class." It is also a better value than most similarly priced receivers because it has...

The V863 possesses a lively and energetic sound that adds a bit of swing to music and punch to movies ; Yamaha's various DSPs sound remarkably good for a receiver in this price class. To find significantly better surround sound DSP modes, you need to...

The V836 isn't the most ergonomic of receivers, from its design to its remote. It is a bit overwhelming in the buttons department ; The V836's power, while adequate for most speakers, does fall short at loud volumes with less efficient speakers. You...

For about $1,000, you get an awful lot of features and performance with the Yamaha V863. Don't be put off by its modest looks, as the V863 sounds every bit as good as its similarly-priced rivals and even better than some home theater receivers costing...

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : Julianne Stilson (avrev.com)

Yamaha RX-V863 AV Receiver

 

The BasicsThe Yamaha RX-V863 7.2 Channel Home Theater Receiver is a surprise buy at an affordable $999.95. It is a surprise since it doesn't hold back on features despite being priced significantly lower than comparably loaded models.First, you can...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : Mark Fleischmann (hometheater.com)

Yamaha RX-V863 A/V Receiver

 

The Consumer Electronics Association recently kicked off a “Convert Your Mom” campaign to advance the transition to digital television. One thing your mom will probably never want is a surround receiver. Sure, no home theater buff in her right mind...

Jul, 2008

Expert review by : Mark Fleischmann (hometheatermag.com)

Yamaha RX-V863 A/V Receiver

 

The Consumer Electronics Association recently kicked off a "Convert Your Mom" campaign to advance the transition to digital television. One thing your mom will probably never want is a surround receiver. Sure, no home theater buff in her right mind...

Yamaha has long excelled in the $999 receiver category, and the RX-V863 is no exception. This receiver has a smart new feature set that combines original ideas (scene), rarities (Bluetooth), and new things we must all have (Dolby TrueHD, et al.). The...

Jul, 2008

Expert review by : Consumer Guide (howstuffworks.com)

Yamaha RX-V863 Review and Prices

 

Offering high power, high-definition video upscaling and deinterlacing along with HDMI 1.3 repeating and 1080p compatibility, Yamaha once again offers a complete solution with the RX-V863 that is hard to overlook. Some notable on the RX-V863 features...

Superb high-end audio quality, HD upscaling over HDMI, 1080p compatible

No THX processing, multi-channel inputs limited to 5.1

Jun, 2008

Expert review by : Steve Guttenberg (avguide.com)

Yamaha RX-V863 A/V Receiver

 

Kudos to Yamaha for loading an exceptional features assortment into the RX-V863. That's great, but we were even more impressed with the way the designers managed to keep the user interface intuitive. We sailed through most of the setup without...

Yamaha’s product designers did an amazing job integrating the RXV863’ s bountiful features set. This receiver was a pleasure to set up and use.

May, 2008

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