Summary: Same receiver...different model numbers. This is the fourth Yamaha receiver I've had in nine years. I keep upgrading. But every feature on every single one is still working fine. These babies hold up. I don't use even a tenth of the features on this unit..
Summary: I've been using this unit for close to a year with fantasitic results using Klipsch speakers and a sony display(PS3 and Xbox 360). I'm building a house and want to wire areas for multizone listening.
Summary: The Yamaha 3800 is a mulitasking beast. With it's 3 zone capability, I can, foir exampl, simultaneously listen to my USB thumbdrive on my porch, radio/tuner in the kitchen and a movie on 7.1 stereo in the family room. It's a breeze to hook up by using its array of HDMI ports.
Summary: I recently replaced my old surround set up with a Polk 5.1 configuration, using RTI-A7 fronts, RTI-A3 rears, a CSI-A6 center and a PSW505 sub. I had been running these through a , which is a very nice receiver, but I wanted something with a bit more high-current ability to drive the new speakers.
Summary: i had just got my hands on this unit finally! been waiting forever for it! My initial thoughts are: awesome! the images on my look just amazing via the V1800. i am struggling a bit with the woofer still. Can't get it to work. BUt overall i like it. i will write more on this soon.
Summary: I almost sent this back due to deceptive advertising. You will notice that the page for this reciever lists a feature that calls this a "Network" reciever. Not true for this model. The models above in price to this unit do have this feature whereas, you can plug USB devices directly into the unit.
Summary: I recently bought a Samsung 52" LCD TV with 120hz refresh rate. I bought the Yamaha RX-V1800 receiver because Yamaha claimed it would support that refresh rate. Well, I am very sad to say it does not! The most it would do was 60hz... very disappointing once you have had 120hz... believe me.
Summary: I have this unit six months. It was a replacement for an RX-V992 I had for eleven years. The replacement was due to technology as the RX-V992 was still operating well. This receiver has met all of my expectations and then some.