Denon’s 8K-ready receiver is the perfect match for your PS5

Denon is now shipping the AVR-X4800H AV receiver, first announced in September 2022. This is great news for home theater enthusiasts looking to step up their cinema audio game on what it offers. The best Dolby Atmos speakersand should also be of interest to gamers looking for a receiver that is fully compatible with it Playstation 5 And Xbox Xbox X | S keyboards.

A standout feature of the AVR-X4800H, and one that would rank it among The best AV receiversIt supports 8K 60Hz and 4K 120Hz video pass-through on multiple HDMI 2.1 ports. Some previous models from Denon and other AV receiver makers offered either a full-featured HDMI 2.1 input, or even none at all, while promising a full suite of HDMI 2.1 capabilities would be added via a “future firmware update.”

The AVR-X4800H offers 8K and 4K 120Hz compatibility out of the box, and other gaming features include support for Variable refresh rate (VRR), Fast Frame Transfer (QFT), and Automatic Low Latency Mode (ALLM). There’s also pass-through support for all major HDR formats: Dolby Vision, HDR10+, Dynamic HDR, and HLG.

Denon AVR-X4800H back panel on a white background

AVR-X4800H provides 7 HDMI inputs and 3 HDMI outputs. (Image credit: Denon)

Denon’s latest receiver is similarly stacked on the audio side, providing Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, IMAX Enhanced, and Auro 3D audio processing. The XT32’s built-in Audyssey MultEQ room correction lets you fine-tune the interaction between your speakers and the listening environment for optimal sound, and it also promises a firmware update that will enable you to upgrade to Dirac Live room correction (at an additional cost) for the future. After using Dirac Live and testing its audio quality benefits, we found the latter to be particularly compelling.

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