It’s strongly recommended to compare different receivers if you want to choose the best one: Yamaha TSR-5810 vs Yamaha RX-V481BL.
The number of channels for receivers is different - 7.2 versus 5.1, respectively, for devices. In terms of power, there are differences, the TSR-5810 has such a ratio W/Ohm - 80/8, 145/6, while the RX-V481BL has a power of 80/6. A common feature for devices is the same total harmonic distortion - 0.09%.
Competitive models use the same DAC. Each of the compared opponents supports Bi-amping. Both Yamaha TSR-5810 and Yamaha RX-V481BL 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. Both devices can work with such Apple Music services: AirPlay. Access to the Spotify service is on each of the competitors. The number of available streaming services varies for receivers, the Yamaha TSR-5810 works with Pandora, but the Yamaha RX-V481BL works with Pandora, Qobuz, JUKE.
Support for the HDR function can only boast of each of the AV receivers. 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 TSR-5810 and the RX-V481BL. 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 TSR-5810 and the RX-V481BL. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. TSR-5810 and RX-V481BL support the standard HDCP 2.2. Unlike most receivers, our models do not have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. There is an ECO mode in either AV receiver. The Yamaha TSR-5810 and the Yamaha RX-V481BL 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.