Yamaha RX-V3800 7.1 HD AV Receiver £799 delivered next-day @ Peter Tyson
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Yamaha RX-V3800 7.1 HD AV Receiver £799 delivered next-day @ Peter Tyson

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Found 15th Oct 2008
Yamaha are bringing out a new av reciever (RX-V3900) and to make way for it, existing supplies of the RX-V3800 are being sold with a substantial discount: they cost over £1,200 only a few months ago. Yamaha say...

RX-V3800
Top-end Network Receiver


High-end Home Theatre Receiver introducing new technologies and functions including 3D CINEMA DSP, latest HDMI 1.3a specification support, upscaling to 1080p, full support for high definition audio formats signals, Adaptive DRC and Adaptive DSP Level, and Network Receiver functions.


Oil-Damped Hidden Control Panel includes USB port, Aux input terminals, Main/Zone 2/Zone 3 power on/off switches, rec out/Zone 2 selector, YPAO optimized microphone jack, and more.

High Sound Quality

7-channel powerful surround sound: 980W=140W x 7 RMS; 200W x 7 Max (for Europe)
HD audio format signals capability: Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital TrueHD, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio and DTS-HD Master Audio
Digital ToP-ART with superior audio-grade parts and devices used throughout
Pure Direct for higher fidelity sound reproduction
Burr-Brown 192 kHz/24-bit DACs for front channels and 192 kHz/24-bit ADC for Main Zone
High Picture Quality

Analogue video (480i/576i or 480p/576p) upscaling to full HD 1080p
Latest HDMI 1.3a (4 in/1 out) specification supports with Deep Color (30/36 bit) transmission, Refresh Rates (120Hz/100Hz and 24Hz) and Auto Lip-Sync compensation
Analogue video to HDMI digital video upconversion with TBC
Advanced Features

Network Receiver functions (Internet radio, PC music files, USB portable audio players and flash drives, MusicCAST)
iPod compatibility via optional Yamaha YDS-10
GUI on-screen display (6 languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Russian and Japanese)
Improved YPAO short-cut setup function and System Memory buttons on remote unit
Superior zone control with additional zone remote unit and zone multi-language OSD
Assignable amplifiers for bi-amp connection
Support for a digital connection to a Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD players
Surround Realism

3D CINEMA DSP for creating intensive and accurate stereoscopic sound field
Improved Compressed Music Enhancer with Straight Enhancer programme
Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control) and Adaptive DSP Level

12 Comments

Original Poster

[SIZE="2"]I've read lots about this receiver in various forums and it has been praised by all. I bought one this morning and have recieved an e-mail confiming that it has been dispatched and should arrive tomorrow. Woohoo :w00t:[/SIZE]

Original Poster

[SIZE="2"]Why the cold votes? I can't find a better av receiver for this price:thinking:[/SIZE]

petertyson.co.uk/ebu…hop

Yamaha RXV 1800 @ £549

£250 is a lot more for the 3800 and I suppose it becomes debatable regarding diminishing returns of extra cost versus sound quality improvement.

Yeah just reviewed the specs and the 1800 seems to offer much the same for a lot less. It would be my choice if I was in the market for an amp at £500 or so

windhoek;3204394

[SIZE=2]Why the cold votes? I can't find a better av receiver for this … [SIZE=2]Why the cold votes? I can't find a better av receiver for this price:thinking:[/SIZE]



amazon.co.uk/exe…new

Exactly the same price,. and others are exactly the same
eg. creative-audio.co.uk/YAM…php

It seems this is just the current standard price anywhere!

Original Poster

[SIZE="2"]The key point on this deal is that it will only be available at this price for a very short time (admittedly from a couple of suppliers), but once it's gone, it's gone: Yamaha no longer supply it to retailers. The saving, I suppose, is around £500 from it's launch price of £1,300(ish) from last year.

I did think about getting the RX-V1800, but obviously plumped for the RX-V3800 instead.
Anyway, thanks for the comments - it seemed chilly in here without any reason why. :thumbsup:[/SIZE]

wish i had got this baby instead of my onkyo 875. Thats proof that features are not what makes an AVR. I'm sure knowing Yamaha amps the sounds improvement will more than merit the price increase esp. as it was sposed to be another third more expensive than this price....

Original Poster

bickers;3205159

Only £729 delivered … Only £729 delivered here.http://www.hispek.com/P/Yamaha-RXV3800-71-Channel-Home-Theatre-Receiver-in-Silver-(RXV3800).aspx



Nice find bickers. I might refuse delivery of the one I'm getting tomorrow and re-order with hispek. :thinking:

great stuff - need this for the kids room

phatbhoy;3206638

great stuff - need this for the kids room



[SIZE="4"]Nah, this is what you need:thumbsup:[/SIZE]

http://msp125.photobucket.com/albums/p68/markhelmy/marshall1.jpg

Original Poster

[SIZE="2"]I went fot it bickers. I've cancelled my order with Peter Tyson and bought one from HiSpek for £729 (plus £13 P&P). I did ask Peter Tyson if they'd price match, but they said they couldn't. I'm working tomorrow so I'll not get it till Saturday, but hey, I've just saved £57, so I can wait an extra day. :-D

p.s. - HiSpek only had two in stock before I ordered mine; so if anybody else wants one, you better be quick about it.

cheers and rep bickers:thumbsup:[/SIZE]
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