Help Me Get This Patio Setup Right
I have a deck off the main floor of a new home, and a walkout patio off the basement. My plan is to put 1 Klipsch CP-6 speaker on the deck, and another one on the patio. Both speaker wires will come back to the main floor living area. In the living room, I just use an Onkyo sound bar for TV sound. I have an extra Onkyo 605 sitting around, so I'm thinking of using that as the power to my two outdoor Klipsch CP-6 speakers. I want the following components to send sound to the speakers from time to time:
DirecTV Genie Mini
Panasonic Bluray Player
Here are my questions:
1. Should I connect the speaker wires into the front left and front right jacks on the Onkyo 605, or the zone two jacks, or some combination? Will it matter if I use some mixture of RCA cables, component cables, and optical and hdmi cables from the components?
2. Should I use this setup for each component into the Onkyo 605?
DirectTV Genie Mini - Component/RCA cable
Panasonic Bluray Player - Component/RCA cable or optical
AppleTV - optical
Nintendo Wii - optical
3. If I use that configuration, will the sound work with front speakers and/or zone 2? would I need to set the receiver to 2-channel stereo?
Any/all knowledge is appreciated!