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Yamaha RX V863

Yamaha RX V863
alaScore 82

94 reviews

Dec, 2018

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.

This summary is based on the products: Yamaha RX-V863BL 735 Watt 7.1-Channel Home Theater Receiver (Discontinued by Manufacturer)Yamaha RX-V863BL 735 Watt 7.1-Channel Home Theater Receiver (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

Dec, 2018

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

Product Specifications

The 7.2-Channel Digital Home Theater Receiver RX-V863 is a top-quality A/V receiver with iPod compatibility, features 1080p compatible HDMI, high-definition video up-conversion, de-interlacing, XM Satellite Radio "Ready", upgraded CINEMA DSP and improved YPAO sound optimization.

Amplifier

Input Channel Qty:8
Output Channel Qty:8

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Product Type: None

Audio System

Built-in Decoders:Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital Plus / Dolby Digital Surround EX / Dolby Pro Logic / Dolby Pro Logic II / Dolby Pro Logic IIx / Dolby TrueHD / DTS 96/24 / DTS decoder / DTS-ES Discrete 6.1 / DTS-ES Matrix 6.1 / DTS-HD decoder/Dolby Pro Logic / Dolby Pro Logic II / Dolby Digital Surround EX / DTS-ES Matrix 6.1 / DTS-ES Discrete 6.1 / DTS 96/24 / DTS decoder / Dolby Pro Logic IIx / Dolby Digital Plus / DTS-HD decoder / Dolby TrueHD
Functions (KA):AV receiver / Radio/Radio / AV receiver
Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound
Subcategory (KA):AV components
Surround Sound Effects:Neural Surround / SILENT CINEMA DSP / SRS Circle Surround II / Virtual CINEMA DSP/Virtual CINEMA DSP / SRS Circle Surround II / SILENT CINEMA DSP / Neural Surround
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:15.5in
Height:6.7in
Weight:26.2lbs
Width:17.1in

Equalizer

Equalizer: Yes
Equalizer Type:Graphic

Header

Manufacturer:Yamaha
Model:V863
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Yamaha RX

Miscellaneous

Color:Black

Radio

Tuner Bands:AM/FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type:Universal remote control