I'm looking for a new receiver and am trying to figure out if a feature I want is common enough to have a name:
I live in a small apartment with the kitchen openly attached right behind the main room with my TV. As such, I want to be able to easily switch between two possible configurations: 1) Fronts are fronts and surrounds are surrounds; 2) Fronts are off and surrounds become fronts.
My reasoning is that I want a normal front-surround setup when watching TV, but when I'm cooking dinner I want to spin my surrounds around to face into the kitchen and listen to music as if they were the fronts.
Is this a common feature on receivers and, if so, what it's called?
Thanks very much,