First off, let me say thank you to whomever takes time out of their day to respond and help me with this setup.
Now, on to business. I should be breaking ground on my new house in a couple weeks. In the new house, I'm planning on having a multi-zone setup. The primary zone will be the living room with a modest 5.1 setup. The secondary zone will be the back porch area where I plan on installing a TV with a couple speakers mounted in the porch ceiling.
What I need help with the most is choosing a receiver that can handle the 2 zones that won't break my bank account. I also need help with getting picture to the TV on the porch. I was thinking I could just go with a HDMI splitter coming out of the receiver. I don't really care if each TV can be watched completely independently of each other......same picture on both tv is fine.