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So I assume the AVR is in a rack with AVAtrix, and not in the media room? And so you're taking the "local" zone (#7) to the AVR. But some other zone output is sending audio/video to the media room?
If that's correct, you're essentially using two zone outputs for one room, which is why you're having difficulty now. You either need to send the audio back from the zone to the AVR, or use the local audio/video output to run to the AVR, and then use a separate component video repeater to take that output to the media room.
This is the peril of relocating AVRs to a central location, creating an inconsistent A/V story as compared to the rest of the zones.
Do you have any available cabling (RG6 or Cat5e) between the equipment closet and the media room? If you've got anything available, getting the digital audio "back" from the zone to the AVR would be simple.
The other choice would be to disconnect all the digital audio from the sources and run all of them to the AVR directly. Then you'd use the media room zone as normal, but control audio switching via the AVR (still need an IR solution). But speaking of IR, I still think an IR emitter attached to the Main IR output and placed in front of the AVR should work. These outputs are usually (and the AVAtrix manual says the same thing) just the sum of all zone IR receivers.
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