wmubronco wrote:Maybe this was already answered, but no multichannel output (from video link)?
So that means I can't be watching tv in living room, and playing music from the receiver in another room?
If this is the case, what would a supplemental receiver be with this feature?
The TX-NR609 has "optional" 2-zone capability. You just have to settle for 5.1 in the "viewing room", no 7.1 surround or Dolby PL IIz. You can use the "rear speaker" outs, or the Zone 2 line outs. There are some restrictions on what material can be sent to Zone 2: as far as I remember, video sources are excluded, as are some digital sources - check the manual. You would, for example, be able to play FM radio in Zone 2 while watching a 5.1 movie in Zone 1.
I will be using the 2-Zone option as the size of my living room is not conducive to a seven-speaker setup; plus, it was a selling point to my wife!