It makes sense comparing Denon AVR-S650H vs Onkyo TX-8020 because they both are able to give some premium features.
A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Denon AVR-S650H has 5.2 versus 2.0 for Onkyo TX-8020. Regarding power, then AVR-S650H has such a W/Ohm ratio - 75/8, 100/6 when TX-8020 has a power of 90/6. The THD is 0.08% for the AVR-S650H but 0.03% for the TX-8020.
Characteristics of digital to analog converter (DAC) are different, AKM 192 KHz/32-bit for AVR-S650H and 192 KHz/24-bit for the TX-8020. None of the models support Bi-amping. Each of the AV receivers can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.
Only the Denon AVR-S650H can connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Only the AVR-S650H has Bluetooth support. The Denon AVR-S650H has support for AirPlay, AirPlay 2, and its competitor in our comparison - AirPlay. Only the AVR-S650H supports Spotify. Only the AVR-S650H provides HDMI signal transmission in standby mode. Both competitors are not able to scale the HDMI signal. Dolby Vision technology found support only on the AVR-S650H. Only the AVR-S650H supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). The HDMI eARC is available only on the AVR-S650H. Of the two receivers in our comparison, HDMI CEC is present in only the AVR-S650H. These compared receivers have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. An ECO mode is only available for the AVR-S650H. The setup assistant will help you configure Denon AVR-S650H.
None of the rivals equipped with Dolby Atmos multichannel audio decoder. The receivers do not support the surround sound technology DTS:X.