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post #1 of 7 Old 11-10-2007, 07:28 AM - Thread Starter
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I currently have a Yamaha RX-X3300 and I am debating on upgrading to the 3800. Any thoughts?

I currently have the HD-A1 connected via the analog outputs to allow for the new audio codecs because of the lack of an HDMI input on the 3300.

Would it be worth upgrading to the 3800 to get away from using the analog outputs and also allow for the decoding of TrueHD (I am planning on getting either the A-35 or the XA2 (when the FW comes out to support bitstream)).

Or should I just stick to the 3300 and continue using the analog outs?

Any other reasons to keep the 3300 or upgrade to the 3800? I am not sure it is worth upgrading since the reciever I have has been flawless but lacking the obvious capabilities.


Any comments are appreciated.

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anyone?
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I too have the same dilema. anyone?
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I have the RXV3300 and Panasonic DMP-BD55. I have analog outs connected from the BD55 blu ray player to the 6.1 channel inputs on the back of the receiver. Does anyone have suggestions as to their settings, I cant seem to hear the subwoofer sound. Im running two mains, center speaker, and I subwoofer. Thanks.

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I also still run my Yamaha RX-V3300 fed via the analog outputs of my Oppo BDP-83SE . The RX-V3300 has extremely quiet and clean 130W RMS 20Hz-20KHz All 6 channels driven at .02% THD . Compared to a new Denon AVR5308ci which has 150W at .05% THD with at 1KHz you see the quality of the sound from old Yamaha Receiver. Not comparable to new high end separates costing in the thousands, but its an 8 year old product I specifically keep because of its audio performance. HDMI audio does nothing for my ears compared to RX-V3300 , particularly when running off the 2 channel stereo outputs from the BDP83SE.

With respect to video, why involve a receiver in the HDMI video signal path between a high end Blu-Ray player and my Pioneer Kuro 60" Plasma. Even the new Oppo BDP-93 and BDP-95 have separate HDMI connections for audio and video because mixing the two doesn't make sense if quality is the guiding factor.

Instead of a new AV receiver, I'm saving up for my B&W 803 Diamond Series Speakers that will really make an audible difference.

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I also still run my Yamaha RX-V3300 fed via the analog outputs of my Oppo BDP-83SE . The RX-V3300 has extremely quiet and clean 130W RMS 20Hz-20KHz All 6 channels driven at .02% THD . Compared to a new Denon AVR5308ci which has 150W at .05% THD with at 1KHz you see the quality of the sound from old Yamaha Receiver. Not comparable to new high end separates costing in the thousands, but its an 8 year old product I specifically keep because of its audio performance. HDMI audio does nothing for my ears compared to RX-V3300 , particularly when running off the 2 channel stereo outputs from the BDP83SE.


With respect to video, why involve a receiver in the HDMI video signal path between a high end Blu-Ray player and my Pioneer Kuro 60" Plasma. Even the new Oppo BDP-93 and BDP-95 have separate HDMI connections for audio and video because mixing the two doesn't make sense if quality is the guiding factor.


Instead of a new AV receiver, I'm saving up for my B&W 803 Diamond Series Speakers that will really make an audible difference.

Just read my comments I wrote 2 years ago and wanted to say how much things have changed. Using my Yamaha for 2nd zone on patio. Improvements with hdmi audio are changing the way we all enjoy our music compared with in 2011. Loved my high end receivers but performance of quality separates is far beyond AVR audio IMO.

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I am still running my 3300 believe it or not and I am still loving it. smile.gif
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