20 Most Recent Yamaha RX-V3800 Receiver Questions & Answers

Not sure what for but through the tape monitor jacks I think unless you have pre/main jacks. Why another preamp when the receiver already has one?

Yamaha RX-V3800... | Answered on Oct 19, 2016

Some Electrolytic capacitors are used as a Battery. A Super Cap.

.47uF is the value rated at 5.5 volts DC

I used to short the leads together on my Amp's Memory Battery & this would cause a memory reset and all would work well for a few months.
Cant tell you where it would be located.

Yamaha RX-V3800... | Answered on Jan 08, 2016

I got Yamaha RX-V3800 with intermittent power.
Cause by capacitor C4 22nF 630V on the control power board.
After replacing the capacitor, receiver again working OK!

Yamaha RX-V3800... | Answered on Jan 08, 2014

Read up on the myths and legends of bi-wiring (BUY wiring) and redeploy those amps and extra speaker wire to Zone 2 where they'll actually serve an audible purpose.


Yamaha RX-V3800... | Answered on Jun 28, 2011

It's possible it is some sort of interference pickup, but another possible I've come across a number of times on Yamahas is poor earth connections via the back panel.

All the circuit boards have earth connections on them and the screws holding them to the back panel form an earth bonding connection. Tighten all the screws on the back to eliminate this possibility. Costs nothing to try and may just solve it.

Yamaha RX-V3800... | Answered on Sep 05, 2010

Can have different reasons: 1)The output and input for the picture are connected to different types of video jacks. => Set ?Conversion? to ?On? or connect your source components in the same way as you connect your video monitor to this unit. 2) This unit outputs the video signals are not supported on the video monitor connected to the HDMI OUT jack.=> Set the ?INITIALIZE? to ?VIDEO? to reset the video parameters. 3) Set ?MONITOR CHECK? to ?YES?. 126 4) Pure Direct mode is active. Turn off the Pure Direct mode. 5) Non-standard video signals are input.

Yamaha RX-V3800... | Answered on Oct 11, 2009

Check the ipod.It will have a setting called tv on, or output to tv.

Yamaha RX-V3800... | Answered on Jul 15, 2009

It can be 737, but I'm not sure... //David

Yamaha RX-V3800... | Answered on Jul 10, 2009

To get audio with this set up also hooked up analog audio RCA cables for the audio for each piece of equipment for 2 channel out put. Zone 2 will not out put a digital signal and this receiver will not down convert a audio signals to analog if using digital audio hook-ups.

Yamaha RX-V3800... | Answered on May 08, 2009

I wouldn't hook anything up except what Yamaha recommends to the speaker output terminals. That's pretty much asking for trouble!


Yamaha RX-V3800... | Answered on Oct 10, 2008

Let me see if I understand. You have one HDMI cable linking your TV and AVR? This is only to send video and sound out to your TV from the AVR you will not be able to send sound back over this same cable. You'll have to use the TVs audio out and connect it to an input of the AVR. The "HDMI out" on the AVR is just that Out and not In. For more questions I'd recommend checking out the RX-V3800 RX-V1800 thread over on AVSforum.com

Yamaha RX-V3800... | Answered on Aug 10, 2008

I assume you were just entering manufacture codes. Some times this won't give you all the features you're looking for (like skipping tracks). Try going through the manual to assign buttons a particular function. It's a learning remote so it can learn from your other remotes by putting the two facing one another and going through the necessary button sequence laid out in the yamaha manual (page 104 in the RX-V1800 manual, it's in the advanced operation section)

CAUTION: All buttons are reprogrammable so make sure you have your source slider (on the right side of the remote) set to Source and not AMP or you'll overwrite the Amp functions and you'll have to reset the remote to factory settings and start over.

Yamaha RX-V3800... | Answered on Aug 10, 2008

You can find the remote control codes for different brands of devices from

If none of the codes work then we have two other solutions:

1. Searching For Your Code

If you have tried all of the set-up codes for your brand of equipment ,or your brand is not listed, and you are still not able to get the unit to respond, try the following procedure to search for your code.
If you don't find a code that works, the remote will flash four times when you reach the end of all the codes for this device type.
  1. PRESS the button for the device you want to program, (TV, VCR, CABLE, etc.), then RELEASE.
  2. PRESS and HOLD the SETUP button until the red LED flashes twice, then RELEASE.
  3. ENTER 9-9-1 (two blinks on the remote)
  4. ALTERNATE slowly between the POWER key and the DEVICE (TV, VCR, CABLE, etc.) button until your device turns off. (On VCR, LD, and CD players use PLAY instead of POWER)
    Make sure that the remote is pointed at your device during the search, You may have to press this sequences of buttons up to 100 times to search the entire library of codes.
  5. When your device turns OFF, PRESS the SETUP button and RELEASE it to lock in the code for your device.

Yamaha RX-V3800... | Answered on Jul 25, 2008

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