I need to find a reasonably priced (preferably under $1,000) receiver with 2 HDMI out.
Recently the price of high quality entry level 1080p projectors have dropped so much that a lot more of us can afford front projection setups, but LCD's or Plasma's are still better when you don't want to block out the sunshine. Well good news, prices have dropped so much that now you can have both for less than what you used to pay for just one or the other.
UPDATE 4/20/11; JUST BOUGHT ONE FOR UNDER $500 but I'll keep updating the list! Thanks for all the help everybody!
This is great but with two displays you have to have a way to switch back and forth between them and most of the HDMI splitters out there are glitchy and expensive so right now I'm stuck swapping cables to switch screens. I need to find a reasonably priced receiver with 2 HDMI out.
Here's my current High-Tech switching gear
So here are the models with MSRP under $1,500 that we've found so far with links to their Mfg's web pages and AVS owners threads. Most can be found for less than list price (some for a lot less). I'll update as new models are announced and prices drop on currently available models.
I've recently added links to external reviews to the table. I'm not familiar with AV Sites so if anyone has any suggestions as to the sites which do the most accurate, comprehensive reviews or if you see a review that I've linked to that is inaccurate or biased or if you just want to suggest a better review that you've seen let me know.
Here is a link to a google spreadsheet https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...0E&output=html
Any additional models or price drops I've missed? If anyone knows of any models not listed or has any personal experience with any of these models PLEASE, leave your feedback, opinions, etc...!
Special thanks for the tips;
jdsmoothie, ixion, ufokillerz, sjmc, John McCutcheon, MarkSmith, Alanl715, Phantom52, ManCaveDweller, ES_Revenge, Dominant, avs2099, mpyw.
If anyone is interested in higher end multi out receivers Dominant posted this list (I am not qualified by any means to give my opinion of high end kit but here they are);
ARCAM FMJ AVR600 - 5 IN / 2 OUT - $ 4,995
ARCAM FMJ AVR500 - 5 IN / 2 OUT - $3,495
Denon AVR-5308CI - 6 IN / 2 OUT - $5,500
Denon AVR-4810CI - 6 IN / 2 OUT - $2,999
Denon AVR-4311CI - 7 IN / 2 OUT - $1,999
Integra DTR-70.2 - 8 IN / 2 OUT - $2,000
Integra DTR-80.2 - 8 IN / 2 OUT - $2,800
Lexicon RV-5 - 8 IN / 2 OUT - $2,800
Onkyo TX-NR3008 - 8 IN / 2 OUT - $1,799
Onkyo TX-NR5008 - 8 IN / 2 OUT - $2,499
PIONEER VSX-1525 -5 IN / 2 OUT $1,999 (courtesy sjmc)
Edited by Thud2 - 11/29/12 at 3:57pm