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I've done a little bit of research on a 4k receivers with HDCP 2.2 and HDR. These are the 2 that I'm trying to decide on.

This Denon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00YAO43YG/ref=s9_acsd_al_bw_c_x_1?th=1

This Yamaha: https://www.amazon.com/Yamaha-RX-V381BL-Receiver-Black/dp/B01BY7YOAY/ref=pd_rhf_se_p_img_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=M6WQ8FEXTF86DS00F9EQ&th=1

So just looking for opinions on the two, or if you think you have a better option I would love to hear about it. Thanks for your time !
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Normally I would tell you to Stick with Yamaha, mainly for two reasons. One is Dependability, their receivers are known not to fail and just work. The Second is they have easy to use remotes and overall features.

I have Denon, Yamaha, Onkyo, and Pioneers receivers in my house as we speak. All HDMI. While my Denon E200 works great, it has twice screwed up to where it only thinks it has stereo speakers connected. Yet in the config it is set to 5.1, though the speaker level config only showed Stereo. Turning on and off a speaker fixed the problem, and reverted the receiver back into 5.1. But flaws like this would never find its way into a Yamaha. Denon's Tend to be pretty solidly built though, unlike Onkyo's. Which is can run hot and fry the HDMI board. So using a fan to cool one is a must. My Onkyo tx nr3007 is known for this problem, and I use a fan to keep it from happening.

I would get this

http://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/denavrs710w/denon-avr-s710w-7.2-ch-x-80-watts-networking-a/v-receiver/1.html

IMO this is the best bang for your buck ATM. Even has Atmos Support. This really is the way to go, even if you are only going to run a 5.1 setup. As you could always bi-amp or run front highs in the future.



If you want to save some money

http://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/yamrxv381/yamaha-rx-v381-5.1-ch-x-70-watts-bluetooth-a/v-receiver/1.html

The same Yamaha you listed, just cheaper. Though spend the extra money, get the denon.


For a little more you can get this as well

http://www.accessories4less.com/make-a-store/item/yamrxv579bl/yamaha-rx-v579-7.2-ch-x-80-watts-networking-a/v-receiver/1.html


Though really you are not getting anything more than what the Denon was offering. But it lacks Atmos.
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Hey, thanks for your reply ! I did a little research on accessories4less and they seem like a solid place. This however, would be my first refurbish in terms of a receiver would there me anything to look out for? Should I expect a shorter life span on it?
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Hey, thanks for your reply ! I did a little research on accessories4less and they seem like a solid place. This however, would be my first refurbish in terms of a receiver would there me anything to look out for? Should I expect a shorter life span on it?

Life span should be the same. My oldest refurb is going on 5 years now. They are almost like new. That is why I like them, and they come with manufacture warranty.
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Awesome, thanks for the link and the info. Looks like I'll be going with the S710!
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