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Having a hard time choosing a receiver

I want/need a receiver with built in sonos connect ability (understand I still need the sonos connect) and that has built in chromecast.

I am down to the Onkyo rz920, Onkyo rz830, and Integra DRX 4.2

Online, the RZ920 is the cheapest probably because it is the oldest, but it has the most power, and from what I can tell the same features as the rest.

Is there a reason not to get the 920 over the other two? If so, is there a reason to get the DRX 4.2 over the rz830?

These are all so similar which makes it confusing.

Edit ---- I am going to throw the pioneer elite 701 into the mix as well since it has sonos connect as well and is in the same price range.

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Did you see this?
https://www.theverge.com/circuitbrea...-pioneer-elite
I just Googled "receivers with sonos" and some stuff popped up from $499. I'd never spend $1000+ on a receiver unless I needed something real specific, I'd rather be into separates at that point.
Note: I didn't read the whole article, not sure if it is retro to models you might stumble on cheap on Craigslist or eBay.
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I want/need a receiver with built in sonos connect ability (understand I still need the sonos connect) and that has built in chromecast.

I am down to the Onkyo rz920, Onkyo rz830, and Integra DRX 4.2

Online, the RZ920 is the cheapest probably because it is the oldest, but it has the most power, and from what I can tell the same features as the rest.

Is there a reason not to get the 920 over the other two? If so, is there a reason to get the DRX 4.2 over the rz830?

These are all so similar which makes it confusing.

Edit ---- I am going to throw the pioneer elite 701 into the mix as well since it has sonos connect as well and is in the same price range.
I an not aware of Sonos licensing their tech to any receiver company. the connect will support stereo only.( did you mean to say the 701 has chromecast support built in?).

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From what I understand the new sonos ability on the Onkyo, integras, and pioneers lets the sonos connect change inputs by itself. Before if you had a sonos connect with a receiver you would still need to change the input manually to play anything from sonos.

I use sonos for announcements on our home automation system, like when a door opens, doorbell rings, kids arrive, etc..So it would be nice to have the ability for the speakers that are hooked into the receiver to announce as well.

These are the models supported. https://www.digitaltrends.com/home-t...certification/
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