The bottom line to this question is I may be getting an up to date AV receiver and need some advice. It will replace my 12 year old Yamaha HTR-5560 that has given superb service and performance.
I'm a soon to be 68 year old dinosaur that doesn't have nor care about Androids, ipods, iphones, ipads or smart phones so being able to connect to a receiver with those devises are not a necessity but, if they're there, c'est la vie...doesn't matter one way or the other.
My current speaker setup I'll keep. A pair of Klipsch Heresy's for the main speakers, the rest are Polk Audio for the center channel and rear surround sound plus a 12 inch subwoofer. So, I'm looking at the Denon E-400 and the Yamaha RX-V475. Which would be the better sound and all around better receiver for hooking up a BD player, maybe an additional DVD player? I'd like to be able to hook in a VCR as I still have, like most folks, an extensive VHS library as well as quite a few standard DVD's. Upconverting would be a nice feature in the receiver to perhaps give a little better quality with older DVD's.