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Now I know the main differences, Denon has better resolution upscaling, and has audissey opposed to Yamaha's own design.
That is a benefit to the Denon for sure.
BUT the Yamaha has much better connection compatibility as the Denon is not fully compatible with my system and requires external switch boxes. Plus because the Denon is so much more limited in connections, the Yamaha has much more room to grow where the Denon is obviously limited.
The Yamaha also has separate Zone 2 speaker outputs which allows 7.1 speaker output in the main room when Zone 2 is off, and then switches automatically to 5.1 in the main room, when Zone 2 is used. Denon doesn't offer this great feature and simply combines Zone 2 speaker output terminals with the Rear Back Surround signals.
Is there any other differences than these main differences. I feel it's a wash with the differences above where the Yamaha does fit my needs better, but is there anything else that I'm missing.
From reading forums everywhere, Yamaha and Denon are ranked the 2 best which I have to agree. I've owned a Yamaha RX-V793, Yamaha RX-V995, Yamaha RX-V2095, and then a Denon AVR-3803. Currently have the Yamaha RX-A710 which has defective video circuits and must be sent back.
Thanks for your help.