Catch me up on tech: control AVR-X2600H from not a phone/iPad?
I have an eleven (! how time flies) year old Yamaha RX-V3900. It's still working fine, but its networking capabilities and lack of support for newer HDMI and my 4K TV make it functionally obsolete--to put it mildly.
So I'm starting to research "what could be next". In terms of the inputs/functions I need, the Denon AVR-X2600H and Yamaha RX-A780 appear to more than fill the bill and are in the same $ neighborhood. (I don't use most of the home theater/multi-channel features; just 2-channel stereo. I do use lots of the networking capability, and would love to have an HDMI passthrough that didn't take the 65W the legacy Yamaha chews up to do HDMI passthrough.) But at least one thing my 2008 Yamaha can do appears to have gone the way of the dodo in this new-fangled stuff.
The RX-V3900 has an embedded web server so you can control lots of basic functionality from any web browser on the LAN, no app on phone/iPad required. I see nothing like this in either the Yamaha or Denon OMs. I even looked in the OM for the most expensive Yamaha AVR there is and still didn't find anything comparable.
Is there any way to control the Denon AVR-X2600H from a web browser on a normal desktop/laptop/Chromebook without needing a Denon app on a mobile device?
Thanks in advance!
(p.s., HD Radio also seems to have completely disappeared from AVRs. Where I used to live, I received a number of HD stations. Here I can't receive any...)