So my bedroom setup has gotten pretty complicated due to the setup in the house before I moved in. Here is what I inherited when I moved in:
-dvi cable poking out of the wall
-the dvi cable runs to the bathroom on top of some cabinets
-a tv mounted in the bathroom (I replaced the tv and wired hdmi to the same location as where the DVI runs)
-a mounted center channel beneath and in wall right and left in the bedroom
-two speakers in the bathroom ceiling
-two speakers in a den down the hall
-two speakers in the ceiling of the bedroom
-all 9 speakers lead to a utility closet down the hall
In order to connect those all together, the receiver sits in the closet and the sources sit in the bathroom on top of the cabinets (wtf, right?). To send audio to the closet, there is one coax, which I use to feed digital coax from directv, appletv, and bluray. In order to get them into one cable, I have an HDMI switch with a digital audio out that i plug them all into. Then from there, I attached a splitter that outputs it to both TVs (both are 1080p so it matches up).
Here is my issue: Since the receiver can only do analog for zone 2, I have to put the other speakers in the "rear" and play them as 5 channel stereo. Even then, since the bedroom has a middle channel or for some reason, not all of the front sounds come out of the bathroom speakers. In fact, most of it doesn't. I'm thinking of splitting the digital coax that goes into the receiver so that I can put a second receiver and plug the additional bathroom and den speakers into the second receiver's front. Then they'll get true 2.0 sound while the bedroom can get 3.0 or 5.0 sound. Will this work? How else could I do this? Might I suffer from timing issues with two different receivers?