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Moving to a new apartment and looking to replace a budget Onkyo 5.1 receiver with something that will better handle my ideal multi-room setup.

 

I want 5.1 in the main living room, and zone 2 stereo in my bedroom/kitchen.

 

It would be great to find a 3 zone receiver that wasn't crazy expensive, but otherwise I'm okay with the kitchen and the bedroom acting the same - I imagine I can get a splitter of sorts which would let me decide which set of speakers between the bedroom and kitchen are taking zone 2 output from receiver. I don't think I'll ever need both the kitchen and bedroom on at the same time.

 

I want 2 HDMI outputs to send one to a TV in the bedroom - it is fine if the receiver can only output to one at a time - which I guess means this could also be accomplished with an HDMI splitter and only one HDMI out on the receiver.

 

Something like the Onkyo TX-NR626 mostly fits the bill, but the biggest issue is that I can't output anything digital to Zone 2. This seems to be the case with most of the budget 7.2 receivers with multi-zone functionality. Is there anything under $500 that would be able to send a digital source to Zone 2?

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Not likely no, however, for a little more you can get the Denon X3000 which will output HDMI audio/video to Zone 2 or an independent HDMI stereo source to the either the Zone 2 speaker posts or Zone 2 pre-outs. Also comes with a 3 year warranty and more advanced version of Audyssey vice only 2 years with Onkyo.

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Something like the Onkyo TX-NR626 mostly fits the bill, but the biggest issue is that I can't output anything digital to Zone 2. This seems to be the case with most of the budget 7.2 receivers with multi-zone functionality. Is there anything under $500 that would be able to send a digital source to Zone 2?
Many receivers will send stereo to zone 2 from usb or network inputs.
I stream mp3 music from computer to zone 2 using airplay.
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HTR-7065 from New Egg may be something what you are lookng for.

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HTR-7065 from New Egg may be something what you are lookng for.

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882115429

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HTR-7065 from New Egg may be something what you are lookng for.
Actually that is the model I use. The 775 is on sale now. $50 lower last week though.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=0MJ-0022-00014
Digital to zone 2 with party mode. Non nas computer detected so digital source not needed that much.
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