Hello HT Forum Members, Been a while since my first post .. After speaking wih my wife, I have an accurate idea of what we want out of our Home Theater. My goal is to have a 2 zone system. Zone 1 will be in my basement , a 5.1 setup. Zone 2 will be my living room ... Zone1, all I want is typical 5.1 Home theater setup... nothing special..(Blu Ray, Xbox360, FIOS box) Zone 2 is what I have questions about regarding what I can and can't do. In zone 2 I want to be able to: 1. Play music via airplay, CDs, and tuner with the option to simultaneously watch a movie in zone 1 using the 5.1 and not lose any sound or power quality 2. Be able to use the speakers in zone 2 for audio for watching movies in zone 2. (simultaneously watching a different movie in zone 1 using 5.1 system if possible) 3. Be able to combine zone 1 and zone 2 to play the same music from airplay, CD's tuner.. ----------------- A. Is this possible with just one reciever? if so, what am I to look for in a reciever and what hardware would I need and why ? B. Would it be best to just buy two seperate recievers ? If I must get two seperate recievers , can I somehow connect the "main" reciever in zone 1 to the "secondary" reciever in zone 2 in order to reach my goals 1, 2 and 3 ? C. I am also considering adding a 5TB to 10TB media center to be able to box up our physicall DVDs and Blu-Rays.. Any thoughts or ideas on brands, models, "HOW-TO's" would be greatly appreciated. I've been doing some homework but I have not come across many different types of media center solutions. Looking forward to any responses suggestions you may have.. please posts weblinks as well ( I don't mind doing my own reading and homework..**If I knew what I was to be doing homework on**) Money is burning a hole in my pocket.. I am so eager to buy buy buy.. but I want to make sure I buy what I need , nothing more.. nothing less..