I was wondering if someone can help me with my house setup.
Forgive me if this is hard to understand and I will make this as simple as possible.
5 zones total
2 are audio only
2 are surround sound theaters
1 stereo tv
All speakers are hardwired to basement
Cat 5,hdmi wire and component are wired to all TVs
I am looking for a way to tie in both my surround sounds systems with with music zones and capable of video switching
I have 2 sat receivers that I want to be able to watch on any Tv in the house and have surround sound in those zones that have it.
Also be able to have music/tv sound On any speaker except rear speakers in the surround system.
Ideas that I had.
1.Buy a multi zone receiver with independent zones (expensive)
2.russound matrix switch for video(not sure how to handle audio since russound only does stereo and not surround sound)
3.get 2 surround receivers for the theaters and use a russound audio system for the other zones.
4. Use amplifiers to power the music zones and use pre amp output from receivers.
Ideally I would like to have it all uniform in using compatible equipment that will tie into my home automation.
Please let me know if any input or need more from me.