An affordable AV receiver is always a good option to consider, so Denon AVR-S540BT vs Yamaha RX-V475 comparison definitely makes sense.
A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Denon AVR-S540BT has 5.2 versus 5.1 for Yamaha RX-V475. Regarding power, then AVR-S540BT has such a W/Ohm ratio - 70/8, 90/6 when RX-V475 has a power of 80/6. The THD is 0.08% for the AVR-S540BT but 0.09% for the RX-V475.
Characteristics of digital to analog converter (DAC) are different, 192 KHz/32-bit for AVR-S540BT and Burr-Brown 192 KHz/24-bit for the RX-V475. None of the models support Bi-amping. The Yamaha RX-V475 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.
Both models do not have WI-FI support. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Spotify can be used on each receiver.
Only the Denon AVR-S540BT 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. Both competitors are not able to scale the HDMI signal. Dolby Vision technology found support only on the AVR-S540BT.
Each receiver has 5/1 HDMI inputs/outputs. 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. A voice control is not available. It is also worth noting that the ECO mode is presented in each of the receivers. The setup assistant will help you configure Denon AVR-S540BT.
None of the rivals equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The receivers do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X.