It makes sense comparing Onkyo PR-RZ5100 vs Onkyo TX-RZ710 because they both are able to give some premium features.
A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Onkyo PR-RZ5100 has 11.2 versus 7.2 for Onkyo TX-RZ710. The THD is 0.06% for the PR-RZ5100 but 0.08% for the TX-RZ710.
Characteristics of digital to analog converter (DAC) are different, AKM 384 KHz/32-bit for PR-RZ5100 and AK4458 384 KHz/32-bit for the TX-RZ710. Both the PR-RZ5100 and the TX-RZ710 support Bi-amping. The Onkyo TX-RZ710 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. The Apple Music service is implemented on considered devices: AirPlay. Spotify can be used on each receiver. The PR-RZ5100 can work with the audio stream from Deezer, TIDAL, TuneIn Radio, and the TX-RZ710 can receive a content from Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Tunein Radio. Compared AV receivers retain the quality of 4K/60Hz signal when transmitting from a source to a TV or projector. HDMI signal transmission in standby mode is implemented in each of the devices. Both rivals can scale the resolution of the incoming HDMI signal. Dolby Vision technology found support only on the PR-RZ5100.
Each receiver has 8/2 HDMI inputs/outputs. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Unfortunately, HDMI eARC is not available on monitored devices. The Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) feature is present in most modern AV receivers and the models in our comparison are no exception. Both models support the standard HDCP 2.2. These compared receivers have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.
The PR-RZ5100 supports 3 Multi-room zones, versus 2 for the TX-RZ710. A voice control is not available. An ECO mode is only available for the TX-RZ710. The setup assistant will help you configure Onkyo PR-RZ5100.
Both devices have support for Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. The surround sound technology DTS:X is supported by devices under review.