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Both of Pioneer models are decent choice. The 303 model has 100W/8 Ohms vs 120/8 from 503. The VSX-LX303 is a 9.2-channel device with DTS: X and Dolby Atmos support. The model can work with audio systems in configurations 5.2.4 and 7.2.2. In addition, the VSX-LX303 features DTS Neural:X and Dolby Surround upmix functionality. Altitude / surround channels, if you do not use them in the main surround sound system, can be used to connect two pairs of speakers in other zones.
As for video, the receiver accepts UHD, HDR10, HLG, Dolby Vision. The built-in DAC copes with Hi-Res audio up to 384 kHz / 32 bit (decoding ALAC, FLAC, DSD). You can listen to music from a home wireless or wired source, as well as from streaming services Spotify, Tidal, Deezer, TuneIn. There is support for wireless technologies ChromeCast, AirPlay, Play-Fi and multi-room FlareConnect. As for the connectors, they are enough: seven HDMI inputs and two outputs (eARC support, HDCP2.2), an AV input component, analog connectors for audio sources (there is a phono input), digital audio inputs.