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...you really need to check out the manual to see what you can do. The programming menus are not self-evident and can be very confusing. And it's a royal pain that the menus can't be viewed using the HDMI output.
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. I plan on a theatre room in the basement and that is where unit will be kept, but want to have in-ceiling speakers in the upstairs rooms. Anyone with similar setup? Would like to know how well it works with unit so far from other listening areas.
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. Sound reproduction is great. Remote control is slightly confusing but not overwhelming. I would recommend this to my friends and have sold this unit to my customers.
Great bargain while they last. BTB/WTW rgb fixed to.
Brendan Bhagan "Brendan Bhagan", Amazon
26 February 2009
Summary: I recently upgraded to the Yamaha 6190 ( same as the 1800 ) a week ago from another Yamaha receiver, I have previously owned other brand receivers like the onkyo 604 and pioneers as well. right off the speaker connections are very close together and using premade speaker wires bare or with gold crimp on connectors is difficult, banana plugs are the way to go here.
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 Epson Powerlite Home Cinema 720 720P HD 1600 Lumens 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. Guys if anyone can help me setup my mono woofer on this, i would appreciate it.
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. Music lovers will really appreciate the pure direct mode which is fantastic and enhances the already great sound produced by the unit.
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 decoding True HD and the sound cuts in and out. I will get my money back and pay $400 extra for a Denon which I've heard is a great unit.
Great hi-fi but not high-end product. Overall a good value for the dollars.
C. J. Lin, Amazon
9 March 2008
Summary: I want a THX-certified receiver and finally landed on this one after some serious research. This is a receiver that comes with loaded features that will meet all your needs from a receiver and should cover what's coming up for quite a few years. I have a Squeezebox do not need the network feature so I chose this one instead of the RX-V3800. Set-up is a breeze and the YPAO is a big plus.