Ok so this is going to get complicated, I'm trying to hook three different rooms up together. Right now I have two receivers, a stereo system and a good computer speaker system. I'm planning to buy some new theatre speakers soon for one of the rooms. Here's the info on the three rooms:
Room 1: living room. About 20'x14' klipsch speaker system already set up, all hooked up to reciever 1, no changes made to room
Room 2: modern game room. About 14'x10'. Computer speakers run from reciever 1, video run through splitter from receiver. Splitter splits the video between TVs in rooms 1 and 2. Plan to install theatre speakers
Room 3: retro game room. No speakers hooked up, av cables run through a modulator (I think that's what it's called) and hdmi hooked straight to TV. Needs a lot of work
I just got a new reciever and haven't hooked it up yet because I'm not sure how to go about the set up. Right now room 2 has the computer speakers which I plan to replace with theatre speakers but is there any way to hook 2 sets of speakers up with 1 reciever? Like maybe a box that takes 1 hdmi cable and just has speaker ports? Something really simple and fairly cheap. If not then should I get a third reciever? I don't really have a place to put a third one. My original plan was to hook reciever 2 up to room 3 and run speakers from it through the room. That rooms small though so a better plan would be to run the computer speakers in there and hook theatre speakers to room 2 (sorry if I'm repeating myself, this whole thing confuses me) but if there's not a way to hook 2 sets of speakers to 1 reciever then I would need to put the reciever in room 2. I want to avoid that because its such a waste. That room only has 2 things running to it while room 3 has 9 things hooked up.
Another question I had. Would it be possible to link 2 receivers? Like can you take 2 receivers, run an hdmi out of reciever 1s hdmi out into a splitter that splits between tv1 and reciever 2, then run a cord the same way from reciever 2 and split it between tv3 and reciever 1? I want to eventually have everything running to all 3 TVs from 1 single location in the house