An affordable AV receiver is always a good option to consider, so Yamaha RX-V671 vs Pioneer VSX-1131 comparison definitely makes sense.
A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Yamaha RX-V671 has 7.1 versus 7.2 for Pioneer VSX-1131. Regarding power, then RX-V671 has such a W/Ohm ratio - 90/8, 150/4 when VSX-1131 has a power of 100/8, 170/6. The THD is 0.09% for the RX-V671 but 0.08% for the VSX-1131.
Characteristics of digital to analog converter (DAC) are different, Burr-Brown 192 KHz/24-bit for RX-V671 and AK4458 384 KHz/32-bit for the VSX-1131. Both the RX-V671 and the VSX-1131 support Bi-amping. Each of the AV receivers can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the VSX-1131 supports Spotify. The RX-V671 can work with the audio stream from Napster, and the VSX-1131 can receive a content from Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio.
Only the Pioneer VSX-1131 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 rivals can scale the resolution of the incoming HDMI signal. Dolby Vision technology found support only on the VSX-1131.
The Yamaha RX-V671 has 6/1 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 7/2 HDMI connectors of the Pioneer VSX-1131. 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. These compared receivers have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.
Each of the AV receivers from our review supports 2 Multi-room zones. A voice control is not available. An ECO mode is not present in each of the AV receivers. The setup assistant will help you configure Pioneer VSX-1131.
Only the VSX-1131 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the VSX-1131.