Good, affordable amp with at least 2 zones that handle VIDEO besides audio?

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  1. Jordan_S

    Jordan_S Auditioning

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    Hi,

    I am wondering if anyone recommends a good amp that has at least two separate zones for VIDEO as well as audio. I almost purchased a Onkyo TXSR601, which is affordable and I love how MANY video ins and outs this amp has - and it advertises two powered zones - but I read the fine print and seems the two zone functionality is only for audio (kind of weird for an amp which has so many video inputs, seems to me).

    In any event, my wife and I have CD, DAT and XM Radio audio sources and then TIVO, 2nd TIVO, ReplayTV, DVD, DVD Recordable and VHS in terms of inputs, and we're currently using a nice Sony amp which handles all the ins and outs (out are to 3 TV's) but just has one "zone".

    We want to be able to watch different things at the same time and are thus seeking a good quality, hopefully affordable, amp for this purpose.

    I should add that I do like to rock out pretty hard sometimes and definitely would value some power, I'm using a pair of JBL E100's as my mains and then JBL SP5 and SP6 in walls, 8 pairs through the house off a Niles switcher.

    I really appreciate any tips on what amp I might look at. If there is a good choice but its costly, just tell me not to expect to get this done cheap. Thanks!!
     
  2. BrianWoerndle

    BrianWoerndle Supporting Actor

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    The Denon 3803 and 3805 have composite video output for Zone 2. The 3805 also adds an additional Zone 3 preout.
     
  3. Bill Will

    Bill Will Screenwriter

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    If your looking for a low-priced one www.ecost.com has the "Refurbished" Kenwood THX VR-6070 (Black) that comes with an RF Remote that will also work from the 2nd room for $195.99 delivered they also have the Kenwood THX VR-7070 (Silver) which is new for $195.99 but it doesn't have an RF Remote. For more info, specs, pictures (The Remotes & etc) got to www.crutchfield.com & enter the model numbers in the box & they will come up on a discontinued page. A friend of mine just ordered the 6070 from them & even though he doesn't plan on using it in a 2nd zone he wanted it just because he thought it would be nice to use the RF remote to mute the receiver from anywhere in the house if say the phone rang & etc. The 6070 also got a very good review in Sound & Vision Mag.
     
  4. Marc H

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    The Yamaha RXV2400 can do video to two zones but I'm not sure if it can be two seperate signals to the two zones. Check the owner's manual at Yamaha.com.
     

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