Questions about indoor/outdoor setup and zones
My family sort of "owes" my dad a home theater and music setup at our cabin. I have attached a crude diagram to show what is going on, but basically we want a 2-3.1 system outdoors on the deck for movies and 2 speakers inside for music and I am wondering if that is possible with one receiver, and if airplay would work for both. The speakers are numbered. The sub will be either an outdoor one under the deck or maybe built into the wall below the receiver?
I understand there are dual zone receivers and that you only get analog sources for zone 2, but when receivers talk about zones are they referring to the ability to play both at the same time? That isn't really necessary.
What I want to know is, is it possible to press source 1 and have the 2 speakers and subwoofer outside work and then press another source button and have it only play on the speakers inside? Both with airplay/wifi? I am not sure I we always want music blasting outside or movies playing inside.
If not is it possible to simply get some sort of audio switcher that all my speakers are plugged into before the receiver? So that we can flip speakers on and off? Can a/v receivers do this on their own without a tv menu?
Thanks a ton!
Last edited by Voldis; 08-20-2014 at 01:33 AM.