Can't decide between TX-NR585 and TX-RZ620
Folks. Very sorry to have to ask this question here. I can't find the answer to this question directly online, nor by searching here at avsforums.
I can't decide between TX-NR585 and TX-RZ620. Are these basically identical, with the RZ series having better build, and supporting RS232/IR connections? The RZ was twice as expensive, but with the NR585, the price of RZ620 appears to have been dropped to match it. Does the new NR585 have any feature not already supported in RZ620?
So I have an ancient Sony STR-DG920 from 2008 for my home theater with a projector. At the time it was cutting edge for the price. Now it is dropping audio once in a while. I am just going to replace it.
From my research, it appears that the new TX-NR585 is inexpensive, yet supports almost everything I need for my home theater. I do plan to upgrade to a 4K projector with HDR when the time is right. But for now, I'll get a compatible receiver first.
Just when I was about to click on "Buy", I found that TX-RZ620 was one of the best selling receiver in 2017/2018. And the price appears to have been dropped to match that of TX-NR585.
What's happening here?
I can't really find any discussion about a direct comparison of the two. But some online researches show that they are basically identical, except for the RZ's better build and additional connection support, removable power cord, plus the extra hdmi input in front and another hdmi output.
There is this thread talking about NR vs RZ, but does not directly address the two models in question: forum/90-receivers-amps-processors/2842938-can-anyone-here-help-explain-differences-between-onkyo-s-nr-rz-series-avrs.html. Sorry. I can't post links as a new joiner.
I figured that I'd ask you guys here. Perhaps many of you own the RZ and can help me understand what I am losing out on, if I just go ahead and get the discounted TX-RZ620.