Yamaha RX-V3900 Review

There are so many features on this receiver that it is going to be impossible to go into detail on all of them.  I’ll start by listing off some of the technology that comes with it by name just so you can get a slight idea of what’s going into this bad boy.  As listed on the Yamaha website, we got Network Technology, Rhapsody Technology (digital music service for less than a CD a month), DLNA Certified, Bluetooth compatible, Made for iPod (iPod docking station), Dolby True HD, Dolgy Digital Plus, DTS HD Master Audio, HD Radio, SRS Cirlce Surround II, XM Radio Ready, XM HD Surround Sound, Neural Surround THX Technologies, Sirius Satellite Radio, Sirius Internet Radio, HDMI (4 ports), VRS Technology, 8 Ch Ext Output, Digital ToP ART, CINEMA DSP Digital, Silent Cinema, and it goes on and on and on.  This Yamaha RX-V3900 is really the top of the line product, and it comes with the price to match but if you want one of the better receivers on the market this is really it.

Whatever major needs you use a receiver for this thing will do it.  It is fully equipped with every type of receiver and output type possible, including 4 HDMI outputs so we won’t get too involved with the standards in this review because, well, it does it all.

Now let’s break into a few specific features that we really got a kick out of that we think you should know about, it might help you fall over if you’re on the fence.  This receiver does an excellent job in video up-scaling.  It does a much better job than the televisions we hooked it up to and is one of the best up-scaling receivers we’ve seen.  Major bonus points for this feature.  Another really cool thing is that just like on your iPod, it has an onscreen album cover LCD display right on the receiver (which of course is used for many other things) but we found this to be an exceptionally awesome feature.  You can switch through all of the songs on your iPod with the remote as well so you don’t have to move up and fiddle with your iPod if you’re doing something.  Another cool thing is it has an auto feature that damps sound if there is a sudden volume spike, such as when you’re watching T.V. and a commercial comes on and nearly causes you go to deaf from how loud they’re shouting about used cars on sale.  It’d be nice if it had the power to skip commercials altogether, but we think this is the best realistic feature to have.

The only downside to this is if you’ve never had a home theater receiver the Yamaha RX-V3900 has a steep learning curve.  There are so many features you could get lost if you didn’t have the map.  This pays off in the end though because you’ll never want to use anything again for powering your entertainment systems.


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