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.
Summary: The rxv-1800 has a problem decoding DTS Master HD which produces a loud pop noise on various blue ray movies. Yamaha customer service is as clueless as the man on the moon about their patch to fix the problem and their stock response is " send it in to your local Yamaha dealer" It also has a problem...
Summary: I replaced a 9 year old Pioneer Elite receiver with the Yamaha. Setup was very easy. The manual is a bit challenging but you have to remember it does a lot; it's a good balance between a manual written for a novice and a guru. I paired this with a new set of Apirion speakers and subwoofer.