Sony STR-DH790 vs Yamaha TSR-5810

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STR-DH790 vs TSR-5810 comparison chart

Sony STR-DH790 vs Yamaha TSR-5810 review

Sony STR-DH790
vs
Yamaha TSR-5810

Let's compare Sony STR-DH790 versus Yamaha TSR-5810 for an overview of all their pros and cons. According to the results of our review, Sony STR-DH790 received 5.3 points out of 10 possible, and Yamaha TSR-5810 was rated 6.7 points. The release date of STR-DH790 is 2018, and TSR-5810 is 2016. And as a result of the comparison, TSR-5810 seems to be a better option for the role of a home theater center than STR-DH790.

Main advantages Sony STR-DH790 over Yamaha TSR-5810

  • Include HDMI eARC function.

Main advantages Yamaha TSR-5810 over Sony STR-DH790

  • Thanks to 2 multi-room zones support, TSR-5810 bypasses its competitor without multizone support.
  • There is Wi-Fi support.
  • The Spotify support is an exclusive advantage.
  • There is support for Apple AirPlay.

Amplifiers

For the built-in amplifier, the models have rated 7 points out of 10.

STR-DH790
7
TSR-5810
7

The number of channels is equal to the number of possible connected speakers. Both receivers can handle the 7.2-channels configuration.

RMS stands for the actual power of the receiver. The higher this value, the louder the sound can be produced. The differences between the models in terms of RMS power are significant - for the TSR-5810 this value is 145/6 W/Ohm, and for the STR-DH790 it is 90/6 W/Ohm.

STR-DH790 TSR-5810
Channels7.27.2
Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm90/680/8, 145/6
Output impedance, Ohm68, 6
Frequency response10Hz-100KHz10Hz-100KHz
THD in stereo, %0.090.09

Audio features

The score for audio features is 8 of 10 for both receivers.

STR-DH790
8
TSR-5810
8

Most receivers now come with a microphone included. It is with the help of this microphone that the auto-calibration system functions, which adjusts the sound of the receiver to the room.

Speaker A/B switching allows you to change between the main and sub speaker set. Sony STR-DH790 can work with the main and additional set of speakers - and switch between them.

STR-DH790 TSR-5810
Digital to analog converter (DAC)192 KHz/24-bitBurr-Brown 192 KHz/24-bit
Bi-amping
Pure direct (straight)
Auto speaker calibrationDCACYPAO
Speaker A/B switching
Other audio featuresHi-Res audioCINEMA DSP, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONT, Extra Bass

Connectivity

The connectivity of competitors in our comparison is markedly different, Sony STR-DH790 scored 6, and Yamaha TSR-5810 scored 8 out of 10.

STR-DH790
6
TSR-5810
8

Wireless connection via Wi-Fi is possible on the Yamaha TSR-5810.

Bluetooth connection is now one of the main communication protocols for the receiver's control or even music broadcasting.

Wired internet connection via RJ45 allows receiver faster connection than wireless or even use NAS storages. Wired connection via RJ45 is possible in the TSR-5810 only.

DLNA is the perfect way to use your local cloud storage to stream movies and music directly to a TV. You can use the DLNA protocol only with Yamaha TSR-5810.

STR-DH790 TSR-5810
Wi-Fi
USB1 (USB 2.0)1 (USB 2.0)
Bluetooth
Ethernet (RJ45)1
DLNA
MHL

Streaming services

Now music streaming services are gaining more and more popularity. They allow users to listen to millions of songs by subscription.

STR-DH790 TSR-5810
Apple Music (AirPlay)AirPlay
Amazon Music
Spotify
Other streaming serviceshas notPandora

Extensive connections

The presence of many connectors makes the receiver more versatile. But there are also narrowly targeted models, the number of connectors which are limited to a certain area of use. And when choosing their own receiver, users need to consider exactly your goals for using the receiver. For extensive connection, Sony STR-DH790 got 7 points, but Yamaha TSR-5810 received 6 points.

STR-DH790
7
TSR-5810
6

Competitors in our review have 4/1 HDMI inputs and outputs.

HDMI eARC is the next step in the development of audio return channel technology, which works in conjunction with HDMI 2.1. Using eARC provides the highest sound quality for home audio systems. HDMI eARC is available only on Sony STR-DH790.

STR-DH790 TSR-5810
HDMI input/output4/14/1
HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)
HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)
HDMI CEC
Digital content protection (HDCP)HDCP 2.2HDCP 2.2
Subwoofer output (LFE)22
Headphone output1 x 6.31 x 6.3
Optical digital input11
Coaxial digital input12
Composite input03
Component input/output0/00/0
Phono (MM) input
Front panel connectorsphones, setup micUSB, phones, setup mic, AUX
Multi channel preamp output

Video features

The AV receiver is the heart of the home theater. And in this case, support for all current video formats ensures the best user experience, so it is very important to consider this when choosing a device. Video features of the STR-DH790 were rated 7 out of 10 against the 6 for the TSR-5810.

STR-DH790
7
TSR-5810
6

STR-DH790 TSR-5810
HDR (High Dynamic Range)HDR10
4K signal pass-through4K/60Hz4K/60Hz
8K signal pass-through
HDMI signal pass-through
3D signal pass-through
HDMI pass-through in standby mode
Video conversion
Analog to HDMI scaling
HDMI to HDMI scaling
Dolby Vision
Other video featuresHLGDeepColor, x.v.Color

Additional features

In terms of evaluating additional features, the STR-DH790 got 6 points, but the TSR-5810 has 9.

STR-DH790
6
TSR-5810
9

Voice control allows you to control the basic functions of the receiver through a smartphone, smart speaker or using the microphone that comes with the kit. The TSR-5810 can be controlled by voice via Amazon Alexa. Yamaha TSR-5810 has the ECO mode.

STR-DH790 TSR-5810
Voice controlAmazon Alexa
App controliPhone, iPad, iPod, AndroidiPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
Displaycolour OSDcolour OSD
TunerAM, FMAM, FM
Sleep timer
Auto power off
ECO mode
Graphical user interface (GUI)
Setup assistant
Firmware updateUSBnetwork, USB
Other additional featureshas nothas not

Multi-room

As the center of a home media system, each multichannel receiver has an additional set of terminals for connecting the second set of speakers to create additional audio space in Zone 2 or even Zone 3 where audio can have the separate source.

STR-DH790 TSR-5810
Multi-room zoneshas not2
Zone audio outputhas notspeaker
Zone HDMI outputhas not
Multi-room controlhas notMusicCast
RS-23200
Remote control input/output (IR)0/00/0
DC trigger output (12V)00

Multichannel surround

For the ability to create multichannel surround sound, each of the receivers received 7 points out of 10.

STR-DH790
7
TSR-5810
7

STR-DH790 TSR-5810
Dolby Atmos
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Surround
Dolby (other)Dolby Digital PlusDolby Digital Plus
DTS:X
DTS HD Master
DTS Virtual:X
DTS Neural:X
DTS (other)DTS-ES, DTS 96/24DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS-Surround, DTS-Neo:6
Auro-3D
IMAX Enhanced
Multichannel stereo
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