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Yamaha RX-A800
6.4 out of 10

Yamaha RX-A800

The RX-A800 AV Receiver supports 3D and Audio Return channel Read more

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Overall 2
2.0

Not worth the risk

Jesulin S., Newegg
14 February 2012
  • Summary: It is a good deal if it works fine if not it is simply waste of money and time. i would say it is not worth betting on a refurbished yamaha receiver
  • Pros: Lot of features, 6 HDMI I/P 2 HMDI out Multi channel Analog input/output Multi Zone setup Yahama support was ok (Had to call them once) As always Newegg's super fast shipping and fiendly customer support
  • Cons: Died after 4 Hrs of operation The carton itself sounded like it was very old and stored in very bad condition There were scratches on the front panel, kind of made me think probably it was a disply piece in a store. I know I'm buying a refurbished one but the scratches seems to be little more tha...
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Overall 6
6.0

Can't tell the difference from low-end receiver

felix s., Newegg
16 January 2012
  • Summary: 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. Simple and boring.
  • Pros: plenty of HDMI input Dual HDMI output low power consumption on HDMI pass-through
  • Cons: 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good sound but had issues

Charles B., Newegg
9 January 2012
  • Summary: 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 tuner sensitivity.
  • Pros: Good sound. Lots of HDMI inputs
  • Cons: Radio reception, no internet capability.
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Overall 10
10

Great Receiver Really Wakes Up My Home Theatre!

Ed in Concord, Amazon
22 December 2011
  • Summary: I recently started upgrading my home theatre. First I started with the TV. I was looking for the one with the best picture in a 60" I started looking at LED's but wound up with a plasma. I really did not care for 3D but it seems that all of the top TV's came with it.
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Overall 2
2.0

Be careful! It is discounted for a reason!

Eric S., Newegg
9 December 2011
  • Summary: 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.
  • Pros: Excellent audio quality, tremendous number of input and output options
  • Cons: 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 unit. This happens every day after about 20 min ...
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Overall 10
10

Almost a perfect receiver

Joel E., Newegg
19 November 2011
  • Summary: When I switch to my TIVO Premier HDMI input, the receiver defaults to another input. In my case it is an analog input (AV4). I have tried 3 HDMI inputs with the same result. Does not occur with the blu ray or ROKU HDMI inputs. Maybe something in the TIVO switches it?
  • Pros: Fantastic surround effects covering all current sound formats. Lots of bells and whistles. Well built. Great auto setup added with manual tweaking takes just minutes. Plenty of power for our living room. Wonderful on screen set up menu overlay. Easy setup options.
  • Cons: No cons.
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Overall 2
2.0

User Review

Atif R., Newegg
15 November 2011
  • Summary: dont buy this product..ever
  • Pros: nil
  • Cons: Started and after 2 min died right away..what a shame
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Overall 10
10

Yamaha RX-A800 A/V Reciever

jslick, Amazon
29 October 2011
  • Summary: This product is a winner & exactly what I wanted. I replaced an Onkyo receiver which I had for 5 months out of it's 2 year warranty. Bummer. By comparison, the Yamaha was easy to set up, operate & has a great sound. I listen to am/fm radio, cd's, watch tv & blu-ray thru this unit.
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Overall 10
10

Amazing

Toby F., Newegg
24 October 2011
  • Summary: Buy one and enjoy it!
  • Pros: 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 utilized the YPAO mic to balance the speakers in an odd...
  • Cons: 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 spectacular HT audio experience. Family watched Rio in...
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Overall 10
10

GREAT!!!

jeff c., Newegg
8 September 2011
  • Summary: adding more speakers to it as I only have two hooked up to it.
  • Pros: Great sound!!! Easy set-up.
  • Cons: 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
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