Ok so here is what I have today and I am not into needing a massive surround system since I live on a concrete slab and getting rear speakers involved would mean running wire under carpets or up into attic and across and than still along floor since no attire above we're i want speakers anyways. Directv HR with hdmi to Samsung 3d tv. Digital audio out to Onkyo receiver per hdmi days. Blu ray with digital out to receiver and hdmi to tv. Two speaker sets living room has left, right, center and sub woofer, sunroom has left right speakers. So I use a/b capabilities of receiver to play audio in one rom or other or both. I also have gone iMac, iPad and iPhone and want to be able to play playlists through receiver. I know I can accomplish with an Audio input from the iPad or iPhone to the receiver but want to move to AirPlay. I was looking for AirPlay receivers that support the separate zones speakers, hence why not Apple TV since it has no analog audio out port. I want to make sure thtaa music from iTunes, blurry, sat radio, directv can all,play in both rooms as I do today' but want to eliminate all the cables I run of hdmi, digital and analog from each source to receiver. I was looking and seems like a receiver with hdmi passive would allow me to have the dtv go tO tv thru receiver itch out having receiver on for normal basic tv stuff. However for movies from blu ray of 3d from dtv I would use the receiver systems for sound. I also need at least one audio input for the sat radio but could use fm if that's all that is available. Any suggestions on receivers to do the trick would be appreciated.