What is better - Denon HEOS AVR vs Yamaha TSR-5810?
The number of channels for receivers is different - 5.1 versus 7.2, respectively, for devices. In terms of power, there are differences, the HEOS AVR has such a ratio W/Ohm - 50/8, 65/6, while the TSR-5810 has a power of 80/8, 145/6. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the HEOS AVR it is 0.05%, but for the TSR-5810 it is 0.09%. The Bi-amping function is implemented only in the Yamaha TSR-5810. Both Denon HEOS AVR and Yamaha TSR-5810 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.
Wireless Internet access via WIFI is possible on both units. Each of the receivers has a Bluetooth connector. Access to the Spotify service is on each of the competitors. The number of available streaming services varies for receivers, the Denon HEOS AVR works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud, but the Yamaha TSR-5810 works with Pandora.
Support for the HDR function can only boast of the TSR-5810. The quality of 4K/60Hz signal remains unchanged when transmitting from a source to a TV or projector via HDMI for both receivers. Signaling over HDMI in standby mode can provide the HEOS AVR and the TSR-5810. None of the devices can increase the resolution of the incoming video signal. Review participants do not have the Dolby Vision feature.
The number of HDMI inputs/outputs is the same - 4/1. HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is not supported by the HEOS AVR and the TSR-5810. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. HEOS AVR and TSR-5810 support the standard HDCP 2.2. Unlike most receivers, our models do not have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. For voice control in the HEOS AVR is used Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, but in the TSR-5810 is used Amazon Alexa. There is an ECO mode in TSR-5810. The Yamaha TSR-5810 can be properly configured using the setup assistant.
A Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format is available only in the TSR-5810. Only in the TSR-5810 realized a DTS:X surround technology.