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Yamaha RX-V3800

Home theater receiver with HDMI switching and video upconversion

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Yamaha designed the exceptionally versatile RX-V3800 to make the most of every entertainment source in your system. This multichannel powerhouse teams up plenty of clean, high-current Yamaha amplification with advanced digital processing to unlock the full potential of today's — and tomorrow's — audio/video technologies. For example, you get the latest surround sound decoding, including Dolby® True HD and DTS-HD™ Master Audio — two high-resolution surround sound formats available for upcoming high-def video discs and players. And that's just the beginning. The 'V3800 also comes packed with great features such as HDMI switching and digital video upconversion, PC networking, iPod® integration and XM Satellite Radio compatibility, and flexible three-room/three-source capability.

Yamaha designed the exceptionally versatile RX-V3800 to make the most of every entertainment source in your system. This multichannel powerhouse teams up plenty of clean, high-current Yamaha amplification with advanced digital processing to unlock the full potential of today's — and tomorrow's — audio/video technologies. For example, you get the latest surround sound decoding, including Dolby® True HD and DTS-HD™ Master Audio — two high-resolution surround sound formats available for upcoming high-def video discs and players. And that's just the beginning. The 'V3800 also comes packed with great features such as HDMI switching and digital video upconversion, PC networking, iPod® integration and XM Satellite Radio compatibility, and flexible three-room/three-source capability.

1080p HDMI switching and other video conveniences
This receiver's 1080p-compatible HDMI connections let you switch easily among four digital high-definition sources, like an HDTV receiver and a Blu-ray player, while maintaining pristine digital picture and sound quality. And thanks to analog-to-HDMI conversion, you can send all video sources to your television via a single HDMI cable — a handy feature, especially if you've got a wall-mounted TV. The '3800 also makes the most of your older non-HD sources by upconverting them to an HDMI digital video signal with resolutions up to 1080p.

Easy access to PC music and Internet Radio
You get plenty of digital music options, too. Connect the 'V3800 to a wired or wireless PC network and you can access MP3 music files stored on your compatible computer. View track titles on your TV and select the tunes you want to hear using the receiver's remote. You can also listen to Internet Radio stations with your broadband connection.

More fun with your MP3 collection
When you add the optional Yamaha YDS-11 control dock, your iPod becomes a fully integrated component in your A/V system. You can view its menu on your TV and select songs, photos, or videos using the receiver's remote. A handy front-panel USB input lets you plug in a wide range of portable MP3 players, or even a USB flash memory drive loaded with your favorite tunes. Switch on Yamaha's Compressed Music Enhancer mode to hear your MP3 collection at its best.

Three-room/three-source capability
The 'V3800 also lets you re-assign up to four of its surround amplifier channels to power stereo speakers in other rooms, or even on your back porch. This lets you play three different audio sources in three different areas of your home at the same time, without the need for any additional amplifiers. You can even watch a second video source in one of your two additional rooms. Yamaha includes a basic second remote that, when used with an optional remote control extender system, lets you operate your system from your second or third listening area.

Easy, accurate home theater setup
Yamaha's sophisticated auto-calibration system enables fast, easy, and remarkably accurate home theater setup. Plug in the included microphone and place it in your favorite seat. Then just press "start" and the receiver automatically begins analyzing the size, volume, relative distance, and frequency response of every speaker in your home theater, adjusting the settings for each one individually. In less than three minutes, the receiver is optimized for your specific room and speakers. An advanced on-screen display puts intuitive, easy-to-follow menus on your TV screen for simplified receiver operation and setup. And the handy learning/multibrand remote lets you control every component in your system.

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Product Highlights:

  • 140 watts x 7 into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.04% THD
  • Dolby® True HD, DTS-HD™ Master Audio, Dolby® Digital Plus, DTS-HD™ High Resolution Audio, Dolby® Digital EX, DTS-ES™, Pro Logic® IIx, and DTS Neo:6 decoding
  • home PC networking capability
  • YPAO sound optimization with Quick Start for easy automatic speaker setup (microphone included)
  • 3D Cinema DSP modes and Adaptive DSP level
  • XM Satellite Radio Ready (requires XM subscription and optional XM Mini-Tuner package)
  • Neural-THX Surround decoder for XM's HD Surround channels
  • iPod integration (requires optional Yamaha YDS-11)
    • music, video, and photo playback with on-screen menu
    • control your iPod with the receiver's remote
  • Improved Compressed Music Enhancer for MP3s and other digital music files
  • three-room/three-source capability (powered and line-level stereo audio output for 2nd and 3rd rooms, composite video output for 2nd room)
  • Digital ToP-ART design
  • high-current, low-impedance amplifier construction
  • 192kHz/24-bit Burr-Brown DACs
  • Pure Direct mode for better sound from stereo sources
  • Silent Cinema for simulated surround sound via standard stereo headphones
  • on-screen GUI (Graphic User Interface)
  • 40 AM/FM presets
  • learning/multibrand remote
  • 17-1/8"W x 6-3/4"H x 18-5/16"D
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Connections:
  • 1080p-compatible HDMI switching (4 in, 1 out)
  • selectable 480p/720p/1080i/1080p video upconversion for all non-HD sources (upconverted video available through HDMI output only)
  • HDMI version 1.3a with support for Deep Color, 120Hz and 24Hz refresh rates, and auto lip-sync compensation
  • Ethernet port for computer networking
  • front-panel USB port for audio playback from USB flash drives and portable USB music players
  • component video switching: 3 in, 1 out
  • component video conversion (composite to S-video, or composite and S-video to component)
  • 6 audio/video inputs, including:
    • 1 front-panel input with composite and S-video
    • 5 rear-panel inputs with composite and S-video
  • 4 audio-only inputs (including phono)
  • digital audio inputs: 5 optical (including 1 front-panel), 3 coaxial
  • digital audio outputs: 2 optical
  • 7.1-channel analog audio preamp input
  • 7.1-channel preamp output for connecting optional external amplifiers
  • back surround speaker channels re-assignable for bi-amping front left and right speakers
  • binding post speaker terminals
  • 1 set of main speaker outputs

What's in the Box:

  • Black AM/FM/Dolby Digital/DTS receiver
  • Wireless remote control (RAV369)
  • Wireless remote control for Zone 2/3 (RAV31)
  • 6 "AAA" batteries
  • 76" AC power cord
  • Acoustic Optimizer microphone with attached 19.75' cable (has 3.5mm miniplug on the end)
  • AM loop antenna
  • FM wire antenna (with push-on "F" connector)
  • Plastic speaker terminal wrench
  • Owner's Manual
  • Front panel/remote diagram
  • Warranty card
  • On-line product registration information

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I bought this reciever back in October and it is amazing. It produces every sound imaginable, including every HD sound source. It is very clear and crisp. I had a yamaha reciever before and I think they have the best quality of any other brand out there. It is a definite must buy!!!!!

Brian, Ravenna, OH

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Features and Specs

Amplification
Number Of Channels 7
Stereo RMS Power (watts) 140
THD in Stereo 0.04 %
Frequency Bandwidth (stereo) 20-20k Hz
Minimum Impedance L/R 4 ohm ohms
Minimum Impedance Center 6 ohm ohms
Minimum Impedance Surround 6 ohm ohms
General Features
Internet-ready ---
Bluetooth No
Apple AirPlay ---
Alexa-compatible No
Google Home-compatible No
Chromecast built-in No
DTS Play-Fi No
App Remote Control No
USB port for iPod/iPhone No
FM Sensitivity 11.2 dBf
HD Radio Tuner No
On-Screen Display
Auto Speaker Calibration ---
HDCP 2.2 for 4K Video No
HDR-compatible No
HDMI Standby Pass-through ---
4K Video Upscaling No
HDMI to HDMI Upconversion ---
DLNA Certified
MHL-compatible ---
Multibrand Remote Control ---
Learning Remote Yes
LCD Remote
Width (inches) 17-3/16
Height (inches) 6-3/4
Depth (inches) 18-5/16
Weight (pounds) ---
Parts Warranty 2 Years
Labor Warranty 2 Years
Multi-room Audio--Video
Powered Multi-room Audio Output No
Preamp Multi-room Audio Output No
Multi-room HDMI Output No
Surround Processing
Dolby Digital Yes
Dolby Atmos N/A
DTS Yes
DTS:X No
Inputs & Outputs
Phono Input 1
Audio-Video Inputs 6
Audio-only Inputs 4
Component Video Inputs 3
Component Video Monitor Outputs 1
Optical Digital Inputs 5
Coaxial Digital Inputs 3
Optical Digital Outputs 2
Coaxial Digital Outputs None
HDMI Inputs 4
HDMI Monitor Outputs 1
Subwoofer Outputs 1
Discrete Subwoofer Outputs No
Multi-Channel Analog Input Yes
Multi-channel Preamp Output Yes
Main Speaker Output Pairs 1
Main Speaker Terminals Posts
Ethernet Port 1
USB Connections 1
Removable Power Cord ---

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Input and Output Notes

Features

Next Generation Surround Sound: The RX-V3800 offers the latest high definition surround sound formats supported by Blu-ray Disc and HD-DVD players:

  • Dolby TrueHD: a lossless coding technology that supports up to 8 channels of multi-channel surround sound for the next generation optical discs; the reproduced sound is true to the original source bit-for-bit
  • Dolby Digital Plus: developed as an extension to Dolby Digital, the coding technology supports 7.1 discrete channels
  • DTS-HD Master Audio: an advanced lossless technology that delivers sound that is bit-for-bit identical to the studio master, offering a high-definition home theater experience
  • DTS-HD High Resolution Audio: high resolution audio, virtually indistinguishable from the original audio track

Cinema DSP Digital: Yamaha's proprietary Cinema DSP (Digital Soundfield Processing) Digital technology goes beyond Dolby Digital and DTS decoding, which uses relatively simple matrix and steering techniques to create surround sound effects. Cinema DSP Digital draws on a huge memory of real-world data from actual venues, especially for the music programs, and input from movie sound technicians to deliver a more realistic surround experience.

Compressed Music Enhancer: Yamaha employs sophisticated digital signal processing with exclusive algorithms to enable playback that improves the performance of compressed music formats, including MP3 and WMA. With the Compressed Music Enhancer, highs and especially lows are richer and smoother, bringing music back to life to be as close to the original as possible. You can select between 2-channel Enhancer (Low or High) or 7-channel enhancer (Low or High).

1080p Compatible HDMI: This receiver has the capability of repeating 1080p signals from HDMI input to HDMI output. Four inputs are provided, so the user can switch among them.

Video Conversion: Video conversion allows analog video signals from composite, S-video, and component video sources to be output as digital video signals through the HDMI output. In addition, component video signals can be output as S-video or composite signals, S-video signals can be output as composite or component video signals, and composite video signals can be output as S-video or component video signals. You cannot convert HDMI input signals to any other type of signal.

Video Scaling (up-conversion): The receiver features an Anchor Bay Technologies' ABT1010 scaler engine for advanced analog video up-scaling. The scaler engine will take 480i or 480p analog video and scale it up to 720p, 1080i, or 1080p HDMI video (up-scaled video is only available from the HDMI output). The ABT1010 scaler engine independently scales images horizontally and vertically to improve high resolution picture quality.

Component I/P Conversion: You can convert 480i analog video signals input as composite video, S-video, and component video to 480p signals output as component video.

YPAO Technology: This unit employs the YPAO (Yamaha Parametric Room Acoustic Optimizer), which helps you automatically achieve highly accurate sound adjustments. Using the supplied Optimizer Microphone, YPAO performs the following checks and makes appropriate adjustments to give you the best possible sound from your system:

  • Speaker Wiring: Checks which speakers are connected and the polarity of each speaker.
  • Speaker Distance: Checks the distance of each speaker from the listening position and adjusts the timing of each channel.
  • Speaker Size: Checks the frequency response of each speaker and sets the appropriate low-frequency crossover for each channel.
  • Parametric EQ: Adjusts the frequency and the parametric equalizer level of each channel to reduce coloration across the channels and create a cohesive sound field. This is particularly important if you use different brands and sizes of speakers, or if you have a room with unique sonic characteristics.
  • Volume Level: Checks and adjusts the volume level of each speaker.

Parametric Equalizer: In connection with YPAO technology, the RX-V3800 employs a parametric equalizer with frequency adjustments in one-third octave increments between 32 Hz and 16 kHz, gain adjustments in 0.5 dB increments between -20dB and +6dB, and Q factor adjustment values between 0.5 and 10. Each channel is independently adjustable, including the sub and presence speakers.

Digital ToP-ART/High Current Amplification: Yamaha uses the Digital ToP-ART (Total Purity Audio Reproduction Technology) design concept, which combines the latest and best technologies, parts, and circuit designs, to maximize sound quality. High Current Amplification uses superior quality components from input to output to achieve high current power with low impedance.

Wide-range Frequency Response: The receiver's wide-range frequency response, 10Hz to 100kHz, allows you to enjoy the full fidelity of DVD-Audio and Super-Audio CD players.

Presence Speakers: The receiver has a pair of speaker terminals that can be used for Presence speakers. The presence speakers supplement the sound from the front speakers with extra ambient effects produced by Cinema DSP. These effects include sounds that the filmmakers intended to locate a little farther back behind the screen in order to create more theater-like ambience. The Presence speakers should be placed at the front of the room about 1-3 feet outside the front speakers.

Three Zone Capability: The RX-V3800 allows you to play different audio sources in three separate zones. The receiver has two pairs of stereo preamp outputs and two pairs of speaker terminals that can be assigned for Zone 2 or Zone 3 use. Only sources that are connected via analog audio inputs can be output to Zones 2 and 3. You can control the receiver from the second or third zone using the supplied Zone 2/3 remote control when an infrared signal repeater system is used. If you're using the preamp outputs in the second and/or third zone, a separate amplifier or stereo receiver with a pair of speakers, or a powered speaker system are required. Zone 2 and Zone 3 each have a video output as well so you can have one additional video source playing in two different rooms of the house.

Note: Zone 2 and Zone 3 use the same video source.

Network Receiver: Using a local area network (LAN) connection and Windows Media Connect technology ver.2 or better, Yamaha Network enabled receivers allow you to play MP3, WMA and WAV music from up to four (4) PC's. The receiver can even be used as a client for Yamaha's MusicCAST home music server, seamlessly integrating with the MCX-2000 digital audio server within your LAN. The Network Receiver also provides the ability to listen to any of the thousands of stations available on Internet radio when connected to a broadband Internet connection. By using the included MP3 vTuner data service that is enabled, looking for content on the Internet couldn't be easier, from your favorite Rock, Pop, or R&B to Podcasts that cater to your music interests. With a USB terminal on the front panel you now have a convenient way to play music from USB flash drives and portable USB music players. Yamaha Network Receivers get you connected to the vast music content available anywhere on your LAN and on the web.

iPod Compatible: The optional YDS-10 or YDS-11 Universal Dock lets you connect your iPod to this receiver. You can listen to your iPod music and watch iPod images and movies on your monitor via the receiver. You can also operate your iPod via the receiver's remote unit with the On-Screen Display and charge your iPod.

XM Satellite Ready: You can listen to XM Satellite Radio by connecting the XM Mini Tuner and Mini Tuner Home Kit to the proprietary plug on the rear panel. A 50' extension cable is available if the Home Kit's 25' cable is not long enough. XM Satellite Radio offers over 150 commercial-free channels of music, news, sports, comedy, talk, and entertainment to choose from--all in digital quality. During XM playback, you can display the channel number and name, category, artist name, and song title on the front panel. A subscription is required in order to receive XM Satellite Radio.

XM HD Surround Sound: XM HD Surround provides content with six discrete channels of digital full fidelity audio powered by Neural Audio technology. Marking the first time that a radio company has broadcast in 5.1 Surround Sound twenty-four hours a day. XM will broadcast the Fine Tuning (XM Channel 76) and the classical pops music channel XM Pops (XM Channel 113) in XM HD Surround. XM will also broadcast a variety of special shows and live music performances at the XM studios in XM HD Surround.

Neural-THX Surround: THX Neural Surround has been adopted by XM Satellite Radio for digital radio broadcasts of XM HD Surround recordings and live events in surround sound. THX Neural Surround employs psychoacoustic frequency domain processing which allows delivery of a more detailed sound stage with superior channel separation and localization of audio elements.

Dialogue Normalization: This feature of Dolby Digital or DTS is used to keep the programs at the same average listening level so the user does not have to change the volume control between Dolby Digital or DTS programs.

192kHz/24-bit DACs: The RX-V3800 uses high quality, audio-grade Burr-Brown 192kHz/24-bit digital-to-analog converters on the front channels and 192kHz/24-bit ADC converters for the rest of the main room.

On-Screen Display with GUI: An on-screen GUI (Graphical User Interface) display makes operating the receiver easy and intuitive. It is compatible with iPod, internet radio, PC and USB displays. Six display languages can be selected: English, Spanish, French, German, Russian and Japanese.

Surround Modes: The RX-V3800 offers the following Surround Modes for movies and music:

  • Decoding Formats:
    • Dolby Digital
    • Dolby Digital EX
    • Dolby TrueHD
    • Dolby Digital Plus
    • DTS
    • DTS-HD Master Audio
    • DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
    • DTS 96/24
    • DTS-ES Matrix 6.1
    • DTS-ES Discrete 6.1
    • Dolby Pro Logic
    • Dolby Pro Logic II (Music, Movie, and Game)
    • Dolby Pro Logic IIx (Music, Movie, and Game)
    • DTS Neo:6 (Music and Cinema)
    • THX Neural Surround
  • HiFi DSP Modes:
    • Classical: Hall in Munich, Hall in Vienna, Hall in Amsterdam, Church in Freiburg, or Chamber
    • Live/Club: Village Vanguard, Warehouse Loft, Cellar Club, The Roxy Theatre, or the Bottom Line
    • Stereo: 2-channel stereo, 7-channel stereo, or 7-channel Enhancer
  • Cinema DSP Modes:
    • Entertainment: Sports, Action Game, Role-playing game, Music Video, Recital/Opera
    • Movie: Standard, Spectacle, Sci-Fi, Adventure, Drama, or Mono Movie

Pure Direct: The Pure Direct mode turns off the video circuitry and the front panel display and bypasses the decoders and DSP processors of this unit so you can enjoy pure hi-fi sound from 2-channel PCM and analog sources. During Pure Direct playback, tone control and sound menu settings are not available.

Straight Mode: In this mode 2-channel stereo sources are output from only the left and right speakers while multi-channel sources are decoded straight into the appropriate channels without any additional effect processing.

Silent Cinema: The Silent Cinema mode allows private listening of multi-channel music or movies, with an accurate simulation of surround sound, through ordinary stereo headphones.

Virtual Cinema DSP: Virtual Cinema DSP lets you enjoy the effects of Cinema DSP or HiFi DSP surround sound without using surround speakers (handy for use in custom installations where some rooms don't have surround speakers). It can be used with the front / center / presence speakers or even with just the two front left and right speakers.

Adaptive Dynamic Range Control (DRC): During low-volume listening, such as late as night, dynamic range suffers and some sounds are missed. The effect of Adaptive DRC varies with volume, at lower volume the dynamic range is narrowed.

Decoder Parameters: You can adjust the following parameters in Pro Logic II/x Music mode.

  • Panorama: sends stereo signals to the surround speakers as well as the front speakers for a wraparound effect
  • Dimension: adjusts the soundfield either towards the front or towards the rear of the room
  • Center Width: moves the center channel output completely towards the center speaker or towards the front left and right speakers.

Center Image (DTS NEO: 6 Music): This parameter adjusts the front left and right channel output relative to the center channel to make the center channel more or less dominant as necessary.

Soundfield Parameter Adjustments: You can adjust the value of certain digital soundfield parameters so that the soundfields are recreated accurately in your listening room. The following is a list and description of the soundfield adjustments:

  • Decoder Type: This function allows you to select the decoder used.
  • DSP Levels: This function adjusts the level of all the DSP effect sounds within a narrow range depending on your the acoustics of your listening area. You can adjust the DSP level between -6dB to +3dB
  • Initial Delay: This features changes the apparent distance from the source sound by adjusting the delay between the direct sound and the first reflection heard by the listener. You can select between 1 to 99ms for the Main and Presence speakers and 1 to 49ms for the surround and surround back speakers.
  • Room Size: This feature adjust the apparent size of the surround soundfield. You can make adjustments for the Presence, Surround and Surround Back room size between 0.1 to 2.0.
  • Liveness: This function adjusts the reflectivity of the virtual walls in the hall by changing the rate at which the early reflections decay. You can adjust the Surround and Surround Back Liveness from 0 to 10.
  • Reverberation Time: This setting adjusts the amount of time taken for the dense, subsequent reverberation sound to decay by 60 dB at 1 kHz. You can set this between 1.0 to 5.0 s.
  • Reverberation Delay: This function adjust the time difference between the beginning of the direct sound and the beginning of the reverberation sound. You can adjust this setting between 0 to 250ms.
  • Reverberation Level: This setting adjusts the volume of the reverberation sound. You can adjust this setting between 0 to 100%.
  • Dialog Lift: When Presence speakers are in use, you can activate the Dialog Lift feature, which assigns some of the front and center channel elements to the presence speakers to lift the dialog to a higher position. The effect of the Dialog Lift can be set between 0 and 5, with the higher adjustments reflecting a higher position of the front/center channel sound.

Speaker Setup: This feature allows you to adjust the following speaker settings.

  • LFE/Bass Out: Use this feature to select the speakers that will output the LFE (low-frequency effect) and the low-frequency signals. You can choose between Subwoofer, Front Speakers, or Both.
  • Speaker Sizes: You can adjust the following speaker sizes for each speaker in your system.
    • Front: select between Large or Small
    • Center: select between Large, Small, or None
    • Surround: select between Large, Small, or None
    • Surround Back: select between Large x 1, Large x 2, Small x 1, Small x 2, or None
    • Presence Speakers: select between None or Yes
  • Bass Crossover: This feature allows you to select the crossover frequency of all the speakers set to Small. You can choose between 40, 60, 80, 90, 100, 110, 120, 160, or 200Hz.
  • Subwoofer Phase: The feature allows you switch the phase of your subwoofer if the bass sounds are lacking, weak or unclear. You can choose between Normal or Reverse.
  • Presence/Surround Back Channel Priority: This feature allows you to prioritize either the Presence or the Surround back speakers when playing sources that contain surround back channel signals.
  • Speaker Level Adjustment: You can adjust the output level of each speaker from -10dB to +10dB to match their loudness.
  • Speaker Distance: This feature is used to manually adjust the distance of each speaker and the delay applied to the respective channel. You can select between 1 to 80 feet in 0.5 foot steps.

Low-Frequency Effect Level: This feature adjusts the output level of the LFE channel according to the capacity of your subwoofer or headphones. You can select between -20 and 0dB.

Dynamic Range: This feature allows you to select the amount of dynamic range compression to be applied to your speakers or headphones. You can select between Minimum, Standard or Maximum.

Bass and Treble Control: You can independently adjust the bass and treble from -6dB to +6dB in 0.5dB steps. You can also choose at what frequency you want the Bass and Treble enhanced. Bass (125, 350, 500Hz) and Treble (2.5, 3.5, 8.0kHz)

Impedance Selection: You can select between either 8 ohms or 6 ohms in the menu depending on your speaker application. The amplifier's front channels can actually accommodate 4 ohm, 6 ohm or 8 ohm speakers. The remainder of the receiver's channels can handle 6 or 8 ohms.

Audio Delay: You can delay the sound output up to 240 ms in 1 ms steps to synchronize it with the video image.

Volume Trim: Use this feature to adjust the level of the signal input at each jack. This is useful if you want to balance the level of each input source to avoid sudden changes in volume when switching between input sources.

Max Volume Adjustment: Use this feature to set the maximum volume level in the main zone. This feature is useful to avoid unexpected loud sound by mistake. You can set the Max Volume between -30.0 dB and +15.0 dB. The actual full volume range is -80 dB to 16.5 dB.

Initial Volume Setting: Use this feature to set the volume level of the main zone when the power of this unit is turned on. You can choose between Off, Mute, and -80 dB to + 16.5 dB in increments of 0.5 dB.

Channel Mute: This feature mutes specific speaker channels you want to deactivate.

Dual Source Playback: You can combine a video image from a video source with sound from an audio source.

Sleep Timer: The sleep timer is useful when you are going to sleep while this unit the receiver is playing or recording a source. You can select between Off, 30, 60, 90, and 120 minutes.

FM/AM Tuner: You can tune stations either manually or automatically. You are able to preset a total 40 stations in 5 preset station groups (A to E). Each group contains 8 station presets. You can preset stations using the auto tuning as well as the manual tuning function.

Memory Guard: This feature is use to prevent accidental changes to the DSP program parameter values and other system settings.

System Memory: This feature is used to save up to six of your favorite settings that can be easily recalled when needed. You can save settings such as the following.

  • Soundfield programs parameters
  • Speakers settings
  • LFE level
  • Dynamic range settings
  • Parametric equalizer settings

Remote Controls

Main Remote Control: The receiver comes with a multi-brand wireless remote control (RAV369) with learning capabilities. In addition to the receiver, the remote can control multiple brands of A/V components. The remote has numerous pre-programmed macros which allow you to perform multiple operations with the press of one button. The macros are also user programmable. The remote's LCD and buttons are backlit when you press any key, or the Light button on the side.

Macro Programming: The macro programming feature makes it possible to perform a series of up to 10 operations with the press of a single button from the receiver's main remote.

Zone 2/3 Remote Control: In addition to the main remote, the receiver comes with a smaller wireless remote control (RAV31) for Zone 2 and/or 3. The remote has slide switches to select Zone 2 or Zone 3, and Remote Control ID1 and ID2.

Input and Output Notes

Assignable Inputs: All of the HDMI, component video, and digital audio jacks can be assigned to the input of your choice.

Rename: This feature in the GUI Menu allows you to change the name of the inputs in the GUI screen or the front panel display menu. You can use up to 9 characters.

HDMI Inputs/Outputs: The RX-V3800 is equipped with four HDMI inputs and one HDMI output for digital multi-channel audio and video signals. The HDMI inputs and output will pass 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i and, 1080p video.

Component Video: The RX-V3800 offers three component video inputs and a component video monitor output. These inputs and outputs have a frequency response of 5 Hz to 100 MHz, capable of switching High Definition video sources, including 1080p.

Front Panel Input: The front panel's Video Aux input features analog stereo RCA and optical digital audio inputs, plus composite video and S-video inputs. The amplifier is also equipped with a USB on the front panel to use with portable MP3 devices. The 1/4" headphone and YPAO Optimizer Mic inputs are also found on the front panel.

Multi Channel Input: The receiver features eight additional input jacks for an outboard 7.1 channel surround processor.

Digital Inputs/Outputs: Digital audio signals input at the optical or coaxial input jacks can be output at the optical digital outputs.

Speaker Terminals: The receiver has binding post speaker terminals for the front, center, surround, surround back and presence channels. The binding posts can accept bare wire, pin connectors, single banana plugs, and dual banana plugs. A collar surrounding the binding post terminals prevents the use of spade connectors. A speaker terminal wrench is supplied to tighten or loosen the binding post terminals. The receiver also features a pair of locking clip terminals for the Zone 2/3 speakers. The terminals can accept bare wire, pin connectors, or single banana plugs.

Bi-Amp Speaker Connections: This receiver allows you to reassign two amplifier channels to make bi-amp connections. A bi-amplification connection uses two amplifiers for one speaker, one amp connected to the woofer section of a loudspeaker and the other to the combined midrange and tweeter section, effectively doubling the power driving the speaker.

Preamp Outputs: The RX-V3800 offers preamp outputs for all channels: front L/R, center, surround L/R, surround back L/R, and subwoofer for connecting to separate amplifiers if desired.

RS-232C: The RS-232C terminal is a control expansion terminal for factory use only.

NETWORK Port: The amplifier features a RJ-45 Port to connect a network cable for network connections.

AC Outlets: The receiver features two switched AC outlets (120V, 60Hz) on the rear panel, 100 watts combined maximum.

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