An affordable AV receiver is always a good option to consider, so Denon AVR-X1600H vs Yamaha RX-V475 comparison definitely makes sense.
A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Denon AVR-X1600H has 7.2 versus 5.1 for Yamaha RX-V475. Regarding power, then AVR-X1600H has such a W/Ohm ratio - 80/8, 120/6 when RX-V475 has a power of 80/6. The THD is 0.08% for the AVR-X1600H but 0.09% for the RX-V475.
Characteristics of digital to analog converter (DAC) are different, 384 KHz/32-bit for AVR-X1600H and Burr-Brown 192 KHz/24-bit for the RX-V475. Only the AVR-X1600H supports Bi-amping feature. Each of the AV receivers can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.
Only the Denon AVR-X1600H can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Denon AVR-X1600H has support for AirPlay, AirPlay 2, and its competitor in our comparison - AirPlay. Spotify can be used on each receiver. 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 AVR-X1600H has 6/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 5/1 HDMI connectors of the Yamaha RX-V475. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. The HDMI eARC is available only on the AVR-X1600H. The Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) feature is present in most modern AV receivers and the models in our comparison are no exception. The AVR-X1600H supports the protection of digital content of the standard HDCP 2.3, versus HDCP 2.2 in the RX-V475. The AVR-X1600H has a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. 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-X1600H.
Only the AVR-X1600H has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the AVR-X1600H.