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.
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 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: I just replaced an Onkyo TXSR875 with the Yamaha RX-V1800BL. Right out of the box hookup was a breeze and it recognized ALL my speakers with the auto setup. I am very pleased with this system and will recommend it to all! Amazon got it to me in two days in perfect condition. The Onkyo 875 is on its way back to another retailer. I recommend getting a Harmony 890 universal remote also. Just remember - READ THE MANUAL.
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. I used the Yamaha autosetup to get things started and did have to tweak the surround and subwoofer settings a bit which was fairly easy in the manual setup mode.
Summary: With 4 HDMI inputs, sound decoding for DTS Master Audio and Dolby True HD, and an amazing amount of extras, plus a menu that allows you to adjust most everything, this is the best receiver I have ever owned. It also upconverts anything to 1080p, and does a nice job of it too. It's stunning on my rack, hooks up easily, and settings on the menu are very easy. The sound quality that comes from this is superb!
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 Yamaha RX-V659 , which is a very nice receiver, but I wanted something with a bit more high-current ability to drive the new speakers. I also wanted a receiver with HDMI inputs that handle both audio and video for the best possible sound and picture for HD A/V sources.