Pioneer VSX-45 vs Yamaha RX-V799
I have a 4K TV, an nVidia shield, and an HTPC and want to upgrade my AVR to something capable of passing through 4K signals (HDCP 2.2 & HDMI 2.0) to my TV and to my 5.1 system. Unfortunately HDMI to my TV and S/PDIF back to the receiver doesn't work very well (audio pass through issues plus I want the receiver to do the input switching).
So, I was hoping to hop on some Black Friday deals. I picked up the Pioneer VSX-45 for $250 at best buy but also saw the Yamaha RX-V799 at Costco for $430. I'm torn between the two. For me what it really comes down to is sound quality, quality of build, and power. I don't really need the 7.2 from the Yamaha (I have a 5.1 set-up I'm content with keeping for now) or the Zone 2 but it could be nice in the future, maybe. What I really want to know is: Is the V799's sound quality worth the extra $180? They both seem like very good deals.