Originally Posted by andy777
I'm trying to determine which model of RX-Axxxx to get. I currently have an Onkyo that just died due to the normal issues so I'm heading to the Yamaha camp for (hopefully) some better quality manufacturing. My setup is pretty simple:Diagram
My goal is to be able to play video and audio in either room and in both rooms. I think this would be to be able to play either to zone 1 or zone 2 or both at the same time (with the same content). In my current setup when I'm watching something in room 2 the sound still is played to room 1. I'm in the habit of getting the top of the line model but I don't think I need it in this case. I may even be able to get by with an RX-A1010 I think but I don't want to make a mistake and miss buying a model with a feature I need. Am I right to assume that a 2020 or most of the other models are probably overkill for this application? Thanks.
I don't personally use the Zone feature at all, but my RX-A2010 will definitely accomplish what you're asking, in a few different ways.
Multi-zone output seems to be a rather complex issue, though. I'd suggest going to the Yamaha website and downloading the user manual for the 2010 -- and any others you're considering -- before making any decision. You could also e-mail Yamaha tech support. They've always been great about answering any feature-specific questions I've had... many of which were asked prior
to making a purchase.
As far as the reliability issue is concerned... I've been using Yamaha Receivers since the late '70s, and I've never had one die on me yet. I bought the A2010 a year ago to replace my nine-year-old non-HDMI RX-V750, which still performed as well as the day I got it. The same is true for all of the other ones that I've had... every one of which was passed on to someone who could appreciate what they were getting.Edited by B 26354 - 1/27/14 at 1:27am