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Receiver 2 HDMI & for Sony Digital Headphones - ?


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#1 of 4 jer99

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Posted November 16 2013 - 02:54 PM

I have an Denon AVR2113C that I purchased last year.

It is being used for:

Living Room:
Pioneer Elite Pro 150 Plasma
5.1 in wall speakers
DirecTv
BluRay S590
WII
Apple TV

Bedroom:
Sharp AQUOS LC-26D4U
Stereo in wall speakers
DirecTV (mini)

The Bedroom is using the component from the Denon currently but is unable to utilize the BlueRay.  The bedroom and living room were originally hooked up to a Sony 400 DVD player/Escient system, but the Sony is making wierd sounds and not loading - appears dead.

Since my Denon only has 1 HDMI out, that kind of screws up the possibility of watching one thing in the bedroom and another in the living room if I utilized a splitter.

I was looking for a nice pair of TV Headphones and came across the Sony MDR-DS6500. They looked great.  Problem I realized is that I dont have anything digital OUT on the Denon. The official specs say Audio In : Optical Digital Input (x1), Analog Stereo Input mini jack (x1)  I assume using an analog out wont be condusive to the surround sound mimic.

SO... I guess I'm looking for a new receiver.  I dont know a lot about Home systems although I am a computer nerd to some extent.  I would like to find a receiver that has :

2 Zones
2 HDMI OUT
5+ HDMI IN  ( DirecTV, BluRay,game system, AppleTV, a Computer with Media player/storage?)
Optical OUT (for the ds65000s?)
component out (just in case)
Phono out for both zones in addition to speaker outs
Support for AirPlay, Bluetooth, etc

Eventually moving to a 3D TV most likely. I would also like to configure a dedicated computer that could store my purchased movies on - perhaps I can just add a drive to my appletv..I dont know.

I sure wish there was bluetooh out, but I hear that's not around (yet) - it would be great for BOSS ir Dr Dre headphones.

Does anyone have any recommendations?

I dont necessarily want the least expensive or the most expensive - I'm looking for something with great sound and quality that is expandable with an eye toward the future.

Jerry
 


Edited by jer99, November 16 2013 - 02:55 PM.


#2 of 4 schan1269

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Posted November 16 2013 - 03:03 PM

There are several "HDMI zone out" AVR. They solve your problems.

Just make sure the HDMI is for zone...not simply a 2nd display.

As an example, all Elite(don't think there is a Pioneer yet) call it HDMI Zone 4.

Denon just calls it Zone HDMI.

Onkyo only includes 2 HDMI out no matter what, but the 929(maybe the 828) lets you pick between 2nd display, or actual 2nd zone.

Example, since you like Denon, is the X4000.

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Posted November 16 2013 - 03:08 PM

By the way, the AVR you choose doesn't need to work with the "other zone". Run the zone your TV, connect the headphones to your TV There.

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Posted November 16 2013 - 03:11 PM

By the way, the AVR you choose doesn't need to work with the "other zone". Run the zone your TV, connect the headphones to your TV There.


What I meant to say(auto correct in my cellphone obliterated some of the post)

The AVR and your headphones don't need to work together in the other zone.




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