Then for you, I would get the NR509.
By the way "macro remote"(for future reference) is when a remote has buttons to fire off a series of commands.
Just for "giggles", look up the NR709. Go to Amazon and look at the picture of the remote. The second row of buttons(labeled "activities") are the "macros"...
What it means(like I have mine set)...when you press "My TV" it fires off....
5 TV power
Which with the NR509 remote...you'll push those 5 buttons individually(and yes, that remote will control your Cable/Sat box, BD player and whatever else)
You will need to use an external amp for the 2nd zone(computer speakers...another 2 channel stereo...)