Yamaha is now shipping three new receivers for their fall line - The RX-V1900, the RX-V3900 and the RX-Z7.
(I did not mention the Z7 in this thread title, as I thought it probably deserves it's own thread. But it's similar enough to the 3900 to talk about it.)
The RX-V1900 adds (compared to the 1800,) HD Radio, Bluetooth A2DP (with dock), Sirius radio compatibility, and 8 point YPAO.
The RX-V3900 adds all of the above mentioned items. Additional features when compared to the RX-V3800 are SRS Circle Surround II, two HDMI outputs, Rhapsody, deinterlacing/scaling of HDMI, OSD over HDMI, HDMI audio to TV in standbye, and a number of video processing technologies due to the ABT 2010 chip
All receivers pass BTB/WTW according to initial user testing unlike the spring '08, fall '07 Yamaha receivers.Reviews
-http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...8#post15012288Official Product Links
RX-V1900 (MSRP - $1399.95 USD)http://www.yamaha.com/yec/products/p...4&CTID=5000300
RX-V3900 (MSRP - $1899.95 USD)http://www.yamaha.com/yec/products/p...3&CTID=5000300
RX-VZ7 (MSRP - $2699.95 USD)http://www.yamaha.com/yec/products/p...2&CTID=5000300RX-V3900/RX-V1900/Z7 key Features and Specs
• Power Output 140x7 watts (20hz-20khz @8 ohms with .04% THD); 130 for the RX-V1900
• Dolby Digital Plus/TrueHD decoding
• DTS-HD High Resolution Audio/DTS-HD Master Audio decoding
• Neural Surround THX Technologies
• 192khz/24 bit Burr-Brown DACs
• Digital System Clock Isolator and Ultra Low Jitter PLL circuitry; RX-V1900 only mentions having Low Jitter PLL circuitry
• 8 channel input
• Scaling to 1080p; Analog only on 1900; 3900 allows HDMI to be scaled as well
• Four HDMI inputs
• One HDMI output on the 1900; Two HDMI outputs (simultaneous) on the 3900
• 24hz support
• Deep Color/xvYCC/Auto Lip Synch
• iPod compatibility with YDS-11 dock
• HD Radio with iTunes tagging
• Bluetooth A2DP functionality
• Advanced multi-point YPAO
• Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control) now enhanced with input source level compensation and YPAO speaker setup data
• Assignable amps for (up to three) zonesRX-V3900/Z7 only features
• WAV/MP3/WMA Internet Radio
• Windows Vista/DLNA supprt
• OSD over HDMI
• HDMI output in standbye mode
• Album art display on GUI
• Web browser control
• Zone 2 video output with OSD
• Zone mono
• USB port
• SRS Circle Surround II
• Anchor Bay VRS Technology with PReP™ (Progressive ReProcessing) (Via the ABT 2010 chip - see the ABT web page for details)RX-Z7 only features
• Four zones
• Five HDMI inputs, with front input
• 38 vs 22 surround programs on the 1900/3900
• Multi-Point (w/Angle) (w/Angle appears to be the addition over the 1900/3900)
• Component video on zone2
• Optical out on zone 4Q&A
* Do these receivers pass BTB/WTW over HDMI?
To the best of my knowledge, yes. The Z7 is unconfirmed as it's not been shipped.
* Do these receivers video process HDMI, or analog only?
The RX-V3900 and RX-Z9 will deinterlace and scale both analog and digital up to 1080p
* How do I get 6.1/7.1 from 5.1?
You can cycle through extended processing modes using the 'Ext Sur' button on the remote. Dolby Pro Logic IIx is a popular choice for processing 5.1 movies.
* Can I apply modes like Dolby Pro Logic IIx to HDMI/MPCM as when watching Blu-ray movies using a player set to output HDMI/MPCM?
Yes, it works swimmingly
* Can I use presence speakers at the same time as the rear surround speakers?
No. If you want to do that, save up, rob a bank or whatever, and get the Z11 (I think the Z9 also allows this.)
* What is Cinema 3D DSP?
You tell me. It does not make much of an impact in my setup. But to try it out, you will need to hookup presence speakers
* Why don't my TrueHD or DTS-HD Master Audio lights light up?
You have a PS3 or you are not sending bitstream.
* Which DSP mode is best?
That's a personal decision. In many people's opinions, Dolby Pro Logic IIx movie or music are as good as anything else. But if you paid a lot for the 3900, why not try them out yourself?
* How does HDMI standbye mode work?
I suggest using fixed, set to your TV source. Make sure you have selected the correct HDMI input and HDMI output. Hit the standbye power button and after a few seconds, your receiver will be off, but your TV will be getting both audio and video over HDMI. Potentially useful for people wanting to watch TV with the receiver off.