An affordable AV receiver is always a good option to consider, so Denon HEOS AVR vs Yamaha RX-V475 comparison definitely makes sense.
Considered AV receivers have the same number of channels 5.1. Regarding power, then HEOS AVR has such a W/Ohm ratio - 50/8, 65/6 when RX-V475 has a power of 80/6. The THD is 0.05% for the HEOS AVR but 0.09% for the RX-V475. None of the models support Bi-amping. Each of the AV receivers can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.
Only the Denon HEOS AVR can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Spotify can be used on each receiver.
HDR is not available on each model. 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 competitors are not able to scale the HDMI signal. The HDR standard - Dolby Vision is not supported by these receivers.
The Denon HEOS AVR has 4/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 5/1 HDMI connectors of the Yamaha RX-V475. 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. Both models support the standard HDCP 2.2. Receivers do not have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. An ECO mode is only available for the RX-V475. Unfortunately, the setup assistant is not available in each of the models.
None of the rivals equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The receivers do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X.