Summary: The Yamaha RX-V3800BL 7.1-Channel Network Home Theater Receiver, has gone beyond my expiations and has served me well. With three zone and multiple option most of which at first I had no use for, and now I completely in brace. I'm sure by now there's something bigger and better, I don't care I am finely satisfied, at least for today.
Yamaha RX-V3800BL 7.1-Channel Network Home Theater Receiver (Black)
Amazon Customer "CREATIONS FOR THE CREATIVE", Amazon
15 November 2013
Summary: 5 STARS CANT DO THE EXPECTATIONAL QUALITY OF THIS RECEIVER IT IS THE CENTER PIECE OF OUR TV ROOM RUNNING ALL THE SPEAKERS AND TV SET WITH A RECORD PLAY AS WELL HOOKED UP TO IT. DVD PLAYER AND SATELLITE RECEIVER. ROKU AS WELL IS HOOKED UP TO ALL TV ELEMENTS....
Summary: This is a great receiver - when it works. The sound quality and customizations available are unmatched in this price range. You will need a PhD in electrical engineering to fully appreciate (and use) all of the complex features, but if even a basic enthusiast can enjoy this thing - again, when it works. But I won't repeat what others have said about the features. The problem I have had is that mine has lost video output from the one HDMI out - TWICE.
Summary: The Yamaha RX-V3800BL 7.1-Channel Network Home Theater Receiver is an awesome piece of equipment. I can't begin to rephrase the manufacturer's product description, but in our experience, the Receiver lived up to everything that Yamaha promised. It works seamlessly with our TV, BluRay, iPod dock, etc., and is a wonderful radio in itself (yes, we still listen to the radio!).
Summary: I purchased the 3800 about a month ago from 6 ave Electronics through Amazon. I upgraded from a Sony STR-DE 897. I have to say it was a significant upgrade. I was skeptical of how much better a more expensive receiver would make, but it really did. The sound clarity from each channel is significantly better. I run Polk RTi A5 fronts, RTi A 6 Center, and RM surrounds. I have read reviews stating setup is difficult. I disagree. It was very easy.
Summary: Replacement in the sense that we had hurricane style rains for weeks straight and my roof leaked directly above my home theater equipment - of course! I digress, this was offered as a replacement by the insurance company from another Yamaha receiver from at least 7 years ago. This has been a wonderful receiver and although the remote doesn't look as cool as the old "silver surfer" with a front flap, it's far more usable.
Summary: This was my dream system. I saved for it and I am enjoying it. Nice for the money, some engineers have tested and reviewed this receiver and have said that this model performs with other models in the $10k price range. I believe it! My friends have said that with the 64" Tv and the polk speakers the sound quality is the best they have ever heard for a movie whether at home or the movie theatre, Money well spent! What a setup from all who have watch movies at my home.
Sonicaly 5 stars but the menu/remote drops a half star.
AZ Mutley, Amazon
16 December 2008
Summary: This unit replaces my trusty old NAD 754 simply because I needed HDMI connectivity to get to use Dolby True HD and DTS MA audio that Blu Ray provides. It's a hulk of an amp, more than all the watts per channel I could ever use. With all 7 surround speakers hooked up I found I hardly needed my sub woofer except for the lowest neighbor annoying explosions and rumbles.
Summary: There are other reviews here that go into great detail about the receiver, so I won't... I'll just echo that what you read from previous reviews is all correct. This is the best receiver you could buy for under $2,000 right now, and maybe the best under $3,000. This is an upgrade for me from the classic DSP-A2070. I didn't expect that the audio would be that much richer and more "live" from the RX-V3800 than my old amp, but it truly is.