I would like to be sure of two things before I pull the trigger:
Will I be able to watch a DVD in one room with the tv going and at the same time streaming iTunes or spotify or pandora in stereo on the patio in zone 2?
Will roomie be able to be control what is going on the patio and skip itunes songs, skip pandora songs and show what is playing in zone 2?
That’s my big use case so if it can not do it suggestions for an av receiver that can would be welcome. I was thinking of going big and “future proofing” and getting the denon 3113 but the more I ready the more I realize I should get something that works for me now and then in 5 years perhaps get something new. AV receivers used to be pretty steady in their features (I still have by Yamaha RXV-995 which has 5.1 sound from nearly 20 years ago which works fine) but now it seems things are changing big time every year.