The Onkyo TX-NR797 vs Denon AVR-X4100W comparison proves that these receivers have many common features.
A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Onkyo TX-NR797 has 9.2 versus 7.2 for Denon AVR-X4100W. Regarding power, then TX-NR797 has such a W/Ohm ratio - 100/8, 220/6 when AVR-X4100W has a power of 125/8, 165/6. The THD is 0.08% for the TX-NR797 but 0.05% for the AVR-X4100W.
Characteristics of digital to analog converter (DAC) are different, AK4458 384 KHz/32-bit for TX-NR797 and 192 KHz/24-bit for the AVR-X4100W. Both the TX-NR797 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 Onkyo TX-NR797 has support for AirPlay, AirPlay 2, and its competitor in our comparison - AirPlay. Spotify can be used on each receiver. The TX-NR797 can work with the audio stream from Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio, and the AVR-X4100W can receive a content from Pandora, SiriusXM. 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. Both rivals can scale the resolution of the incoming HDMI signal. The HDR standard - Dolby Vision is supported by these receivers.
The Onkyo TX-NR797 has 7/2 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. These compared receivers have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.
Each of the AV receivers from our review supports 3 Multi-room zones. An ECO mode is only available for the AVR-X4100W. Both TX-NR797 and AVR-X4100W can be configured using the Setup assistant.
Both devices have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the TX-NR797.