The Yamaha RX-V481BL vs Denon AVR-X4100W comparison proves that these receivers have many common features.
A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Yamaha RX-V481BL has 5.1 versus 7.2 for Denon AVR-X4100W. Regarding power, then RX-V481BL has such a W/Ohm ratio - 80/6 when AVR-X4100W has a power of 125/8, 165/6. The THD is 0.09% for the RX-V481BL but 0.05% for the AVR-X4100W.
Characteristics of digital to analog converter (DAC) are different, Burr-Brown 192 KHz/24-bit for RX-V481BL and 192 KHz/24-bit for the AVR-X4100W. Both the RX-V481BL and the AVR-X4100W support Bi-amping. Each of the AV receivers can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.
Both models have the ability to connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Apple Music service is implemented on considered devices: AirPlay. Spotify can be used on each receiver. The RX-V481BL can work with the audio stream from Pandora, Qobuz, JUKE, and the AVR-X4100W can receive a content from Pandora, SiriusXM.
Only the Yamaha RX-V481BL has support for High dynamic range (HDR). Compared AV receivers retain the quality of 4K/60Hz signal when transmitting from a source to a TV or projector. HDMI signal transmission in standby mode is implemented in each of the devices. The AVR-X4100W can scale the input HDMI signal, unlike the RX-V481BL. Dolby Vision technology found support only on the AVR-X4100W.
The Yamaha RX-V481BL has 4/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 8/3 HDMI connectors of the Denon AVR-X4100W. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Unfortunately, HDMI eARC is not available on monitored devices. The Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) feature is present in most modern AV receivers and the models in our comparison are no exception. The AVR-X4100W has a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. A voice control is not available. It is also worth noting that the ECO mode is presented in each of the receivers. Both RX-V481BL and AVR-X4100W can be configured using the Setup assistant.
Only the AVR-X4100W has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. The receivers do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X.