Originally Posted by KD5MDK
How many speakers do you have? How many do you want?
How many video sources do you have? How many do you want?
"*2 HDCP 2.2 is supported on HDMI inputs 1/2/3, Main Out, and Sub Out. "
You can do either 7.2 or 5.2.2 with your current receiver. You don't have HDCP 2.2 on all of your HDMI inputs, only some of them.
You can't do wireless surrounds natively (that's a 2018 Yamaha exclusive, pretty much)
It doesn't look like you have Dolby Vision support, but you do get basic HDR.
All in all, unless you're dead set on running 5.2.4 or 7.x.2, need Dolby Vision or need more HDCP 2.2 inputs than you have, I don't see any reason to upgrade right now.
My current room can really only accommodate up to a max 5.2.2. I don't see myself having two subs, so it will likely be 5.1.2 at most. Video sources, at most, 4 (TV, PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo if they get their act together and release a competent system).
I'm not looking to upgrade exactly right now - not even in the next 6 months, even - because I know there's no point in me doing so at the moment. One of the things I'm not so keen on with the AVR I have is the limited HDCP 2.2 inputs - right now, I have enough for all of my 4K devices, but I would prefer if all of the inputs were HDCP 2.2 (or supported the next iteration) in case I end up with more. Dolby Vision is not that important as my TV doesn't support it anyway, but I don't imagine I will have my current TV forever (plus, I do game, so when the next consoles are out, 8K will be getting slightly more affordable). Having something that can drive even better speakers is always nice, too.
By the time I decide to go up from the NR747, the ones that are way out of my budget range right now might very well be well under my budget, so I'm just doing some pre-emptive research (I've dug myself into a deep, dank hole of HT research ever since I started looking into buying newer speakers).
Originally Posted by PlanetAVS
Agreed, the only thing of significance a newer AVR within your budget will add is what is outlined above. AVRs like everything else are getting cheaper and better all the time. Cross the bridge when you get there.
I think would rather have somewhat of an idea now so that when I do cross that bridge, I can make an informed decision without having to do too much research. The hope is that by the time I do decide, the high-end AVRs out right now will be within my budget range. I'm not looking to expand too much beyond what I have (mostly because my space won't particularly allow it), but if I can get something with more headroom, and features not currently available with my NR747, great.