So I'm moving into a new place soon. This place has wiring for surround sound in the main living room area. It also has built in speakers in a couple of other rooms (the kitchen, office, and deck).
What I am looking for is a device that will do the surround sound for the TV in the main living room, but also - at the same time - can play music in the other rooms. I understand this is called having a second zone. I talked to a professional about this and he wanted to sell me some very expensive equipment - receiver, amp. remotes.
Can someone recommed something inexpensive that will do what I want it to do? Do I actually need a separate amplifier, or can the Receiver do it all itself? For what it's worth, I intend to hook up a big screen (55-60") TV, possibly 3D capable (since most of them seem to be these days) in the living room with a blu ray player as well.
Thank you for your help.