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Does this device exist?

I own a Yamaha RX-A2030 receiver with up to four zones. Zone 4 does not have any audio amplifiers; you just can use it to send the selected input source to a zone using an HDMI cable.In this zone I'd like to set up a 3.1 system for now, possibly expanding to 5.1 in the future. I realize I could purchase an inexpensive A/V receiver. But I don't need the source selection, Apple Airplay, Pandora, network capability, etc. I just need something with at least one HDMI input, one HDMI output and the ability to drive a 5.1 system.

Does this device exist or should I just look into inexpensive 5.1 home theater receivers?
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Inexpensive HDMI AVR is what you need.
I don't know of any other device that will
Do what you need.
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You could just add a 5.1 sound bar w/sub as well.

http://www.definitivetech.com/products/sound-bars/

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Inexpensive HDMI AVR is what you need.
I don't know of any other device that will
Do what you need.
That's what I was thinking. I've found some refurbished ones very inexpensive. I guess there is no real advantage of what I'm looking for vs. an AVR.
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You could just add a 5.1 sound bar w/sub as well.

http://www.definitivetech.com/products/sound-bars/
When I purchased new LCR speakers (Paradigm Studio 100s and CC-690) for the home theater in the living room I was left with 3 in-wall Klipsch speakers, originally installed by the builder. I've moved two of them to either side of the TV in the master bedroom. Those two, along with the TV are run as zone 2 from the AVR. I figured if I added an AVR I could then install the third Klipsch above the TV (no room under it), as well as a Def Tech sub just sitting around.
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