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post #31 of 36 Old 12-05-11, 02:03 PM
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Re: Need advice on a receiver for a 7.1 and zone 2

Yes.

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post #32 of 36 Old 12-06-11, 12:56 PM
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Re: Need advice on a receiver for a 7.1 and zone 2

Ok. I've finished most of my reviews and research and am down to the following receivers.
1. Onkyo 5008
2. Yamaha RX-A3010

Again, I'm looking at having 3 separately controlled audio controls (theater, main room, wetbar). I have two different video feeds (projector and 60" LCD). I'd like to have a combo of running the same video on both screens, and then separate differnet audio between the speaker setups. I've added a drawing to see if this helps with the scenarios. The speakers are in different color "circles" and the wiring is shown to the different receiver locations.


I noticed the Yamaha has a 4 zone setup but didn't run optical cabling between the rooms.

Are there "Optical" BALUNS or some kinda wireless connection that can be connected between the rooms?

At this point, I can get a Remanufactured Onkyo 5008 for just a little less than the price I can get a new Yamaha RX-A3010. From everything I've read the problems with the 5008 once fixed don't seem to be problems in the future. While having a nice "new" Onkyo would be sweet, the cost just isn't feasible.

I just want to make sure that...a) the receiver has the connections and features to connect my rooms up the way I need to b) that the receiver is of good quality for the money.

I think the Onkyo is a better receiver, but I'm just trying to be diligent about my review to make my selection.
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post #33 of 36 Old 12-12-11, 02:05 PM
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Re: Need advice on a receiver for a 7.1 and zone 2

FINALLY, the purchase has been made!!

Onkyo 5008
Harmony 1100

Can't wait to program this weekend!
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Re: Need advice on a receiver for a 7.1 and zone 2

Hello,
Very nice. I might have tried out the Onkyo Remote Control before getting a Harmony, but I am sure you have your reasons. I love my 3008 and I really think Audyssey MultEQ XT32/SubEQ HT are going to bring a huge smile to your face as it is truly amazing.
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Harmony is a connivance nothing more. I for one got mine so my wife and guests would have an easy time with the system.

My wife's 80year old grandma was able to watch TV with the harmony.
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Re: Need advice on a receiver for a 7.1 and zone 2

Unless I'm missing something do i have to run an RCA or optical line from the Onkyo along with the subout HDMI to a second TV? I thought the HDMI would carry the audio but it doesn't seem to be the case. i was hoping to use the RCA cables that I ran in the ceiling to carry a 300 disc changer but alas I might have to put that unit under the stairs in the main room since I didn't run any other audio cables in that direction. I did run quite a few Cat6 cables so maybe I could use one of those? Any thoughts?
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