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.
Summary: I was forced to upgrade to the Yamaha RXV 1800 earlier than planned as my older Yamaha model gave up the ghost. I was very pleased with the previous model which I had for over 10 years. This past November I had acquired the Samsung 52 LNTF and the Toshiba HD A35 player, with plans to upgrade the amplifier sometime this year. These are all HDMI 1.3a enabled devices, supporting true 1080p First the amplifier is impressive in size. It is not your father's amp.
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.