You can use the following three methods to play back video and audio in ZONE2.
Connection 1 : Connection through the HDMI ZONE2 connector
When a TV is connected to the HDMI ZONE2 OUT connector, you can play back a video or audio from the device connected to the HDMI 1 – 7 IN connector in ZONE2 (HDMI ZONE2 function).
When a TV is connected to the HDMI ZONE2 OUT connector, and the MAIN ZONE and ZONE2 are set to the same input source, the MAIN ZONE audio may be mixed down to 2-channel audio.
Connection 2: Connection through the speaker output terminals
When “Assign Mode” is set to “ZONE2” in the menu, ZONE2 audio is output from the SURROUND BACK speaker terminal. link
The analog audio signal and the 2-channel PCM signal input from HDMI connector or digital connectors (OPTICAL/COAXIAL) can be played back in ZONE2.
If you want to play back HDMI signals other than 2-channel PCM in ZONE 2, set “HDMI Audio” to “PCM”. link The output from a device connected to the input source selected for ZONE2 can be automatically converted to 2-channel PCM.
In this case, the MAIN ZONE audio will also be converted to 2-channel PCM if the MAIN ZONE and ZONE2 are set to the same input source. However, depending on the playback device, the playback signal may not be converted to PCM even if this setting is configured.
Connection 3 : Connection using an external amplifier
The audio signals of this unit’s ZONE2 audio output connectors are output to the ZONE2 amplifiers and played on these amplifiers.