I need to find a reasonably priced (preferably under $1,000) receiver with 2 HDMI out.
Recently the price of high quality entry level 1080p projectors have dropped so much that a lot more of us can afford front projection setups, but LCD's or Plasma's are still better when you don't want to block out the sunshine. Well good news, prices have dropped so much that now you can have both for less than what you used to pay for just one or the other.
UPDATE 4/20/11; JUST BOUGHT ONE FOR UNDER $500 but I'll keep updating the list! Thanks for all the help everybody!
This is great but with two displays you have to have a way to switch back and forth between them and most of the HDMI splitters out there are glitchy and expensive so right now I'm stuck swapping cables to switch screens. I need to find a reasonably priced receiver with 2 HDMI out.
Here's my current High-Tech switching gear
So here are the models with MSRP under $1,500 that we've found so far with links to their Mfg's web pages and AVS owners threads. Most can be found for less than list price (some for a lot less). I'll update as new models are announced and prices drop on currently available models.
I've recently added links to external reviews to the table. I'm not familiar with AV Sites so if anyone has any suggestions as to the sites which do the most accurate, comprehensive reviews or if you see a review that I've linked to that is inaccurate or biased or if you just want to suggest a better review that you've seen let me know.
Here is a link to a google spreadsheet https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...0E&output=html
Any additional models or price drops I've missed? If anyone knows of any models not listed or has any personal experience with any of these models PLEASE, leave your feedback, opinions, etc...!
Special thanks for the tips;
jdsmoothie, ixion, ufokillerz, sjmc, John McCutcheon, MarkSmith, Alanl715, Phantom52, ManCaveDweller, ES_Revenge, Dominant, avs2099, mpyw.
If anyone is interested in higher end multi out receivers Dominant posted this list (I am not qualified by any means to give my opinion of high end kit but here they are);
ARCAM FMJ AVR600 - 5 IN / 2 OUT - $ 4,995
ARCAM FMJ AVR500 - 5 IN / 2 OUT - $3,495
Denon AVR-5308CI - 6 IN / 2 OUT - $5,500
Denon AVR-4810CI - 6 IN / 2 OUT - $2,999
Denon AVR-4311CI - 7 IN / 2 OUT - $1,999
Integra DTR-70.2 - 8 IN / 2 OUT - $2,000
Integra DTR-80.2 - 8 IN / 2 OUT - $2,800
Lexicon RV-5 - 8 IN / 2 OUT - $2,800
Onkyo TX-NR3008 - 8 IN / 2 OUT - $1,799
Onkyo TX-NR5008 - 8 IN / 2 OUT - $2,499
PIONEER VSX-1525 -5 IN / 2 OUT $1,999 (courtesy sjmc)
Onkyos lowest is the Tx-NR1007 or 1008, msrp 1599 and 1399, can be had for a lot less. yes the msrp on the 1008 is lower then the previous 1007 model
Pioneer VSX-23TXH--5 in / 2 out--$1,000
FYI, the Pioneer VSX-9140TXH also has 2 HDMI outs (it is almost exactly the same box as the VSX-23). Prices have been pretty good on these lately as they are trying to clear them out to make room for the new 2010 models.
EDIT: The SC-25, SC-27 and SC-9540 all have 2 hdmi outs as well (I believe) and you might want to check prices on those as well.
i assumed the OP was after dual hdmi out on the AVR, sadly i've yet to see a 2010 model avr with both dual hdmi outs that has network features under 1,100
as for components to use hdmi..
2 outs pj and tv or 2 tv's
inputs: xbox 360, ps3, br player, multidisc dvd player, cable box pvr, hd cam, and anything else yhou wish to connect to the avr/pre-amp
mind you it can also be said that don't rely on documentation pictures as that picture can a higher end models..
With the recent drop in price for high quality entry level 1080p projectors a lot of people are setting up light controlled projection theaters, but plasmas/LCD's are still best for casual daytime TV viewing when you don't want to block out the sunshine. You can have both now at a reasonable price (in the $3,000 dollar range) but paying over $2,000 for a receiver with multiple HDMI out is a budget buster, and most of the HDMI splitters out there are glitchy and expensive so right now I'm stuck swapping cables to switch screens. I need a reasonably priced entry level multi HDMI out receiver.
So these are the multi HDMI out models with MSRP under $1,500 that I and others here have found so far. (I'll update as new models are found and prices drop);
Pioneer VSX-9140TXH--5 in / 2 out--$749 (courtesy sjmc)
Pioneer VSX-23TXH----5 in / 2 out--$1,000
Pioneer Elite VSX-33---6 in / 2 out---$1050
Denon AVR-3311CI-----6 in / 2 out--$1,199 (courtesy jdsmoothie)
Marantz SR6004--------4 in / 2 out--$1,250 (courtesy John McCutcheon)
Yamaha RX-V2065-----5 in / 2 out--$1,399
Onkyo TX-NR1008------7 in / 2 out--$1,399 (courtesy ufokillerz)
Any additional ones I've missed? I'll buy a case of beer for the person who finds the first sub $500 model (Hell, at that price make it champagne)
I was reading a post by Krik in another thread and he mentioned the RX-V767 will have dual HDMI output when it is released.
It's ok to ask Opinions from owners, I would say a lack of foresight that not many people on this forum will likely not have this current years avr's to give a valid opinion in regards to the hdmi outputs on the OPs avr selection, thus is why i said to go and download the manual from from the manufactures website and look for himself..
I've read a couple of the manuals and as far as I can tell it's one video source at a time to one or both of the screens and one audio source simultaneously to one or two other Zones (on models with Zone 2 and Zone 3).