Long time lurker, first time poster....
I have a few questions regarding a receiver that will meet my needs in my basement project...here is the setup, I need assistance in selecting the proper receiver...
I will have a main viewing wall with 3 HDTV's. Two will be connected in some fashion to Direct receivers (TV's 1 &2). The third (TV 3) will be a standalone with an on air HD antenna for local games, etc..
I will have a 4th HDTV centered at the bar (TV 4), in a side area, this will also be a connected to a Direct receiver.
I plan on having the main viewing area set up as my primary zone with 5.1 surround.
I plan on having the bar TV with my second zone audio.
Is there a receiver that will accept multiple HDMI (Direct) inputs and separate that simultaneously into TV 1 and zone 1 audio and TV 4 and zone 2 audio? Basically...Two games and two audio feeds...2 direct boxes to two different tv's, one to zone 1 and one to zone 2 audio, through the receiver.
Next...on the main viewing area...is it possible to switch audio from TV 1 to TV 2 in zone 1...say during a big play or during a commercial...I can switch the audio from what is on TV 1 to TV 2 while maintaining the picture on TV 1? I guess that would be switching audio with the other continuing to run with pass through video.
I am sorry if this is clear as mud and I swear I am not as clueless on what I want to do as this sounds. Just haven't shopped around the new switching capabilities for a few years.
Thanks for any assistance!!!!!