This is not my receiver, but a friends. I have read all 31 pages of this thread and the owners manual but have not found the answer to this:
Dish HDMI to HDMI 3 in
Dish Analog sound to Analog 3 in
Blue Ray to HDMI 1 in
Blue Ray Analog sound to Analog 1 in
AppleTV HDMI to HDMI 5 in
AppleTV optical sound converted to analog sound to Analog 5 in
709 HDMI main to TV1 HDMI 1 in
709 HDMI sub to TV2 HDMI 1 in
709 wired to speakers for 5.1 + FrontWide/Zone 2 in location with TV2
709 Zone 2 analog pre-out to TV 2 Analog 1 in for HDMI 1
709 Zone 2 powered speaker 'off'
709 Monitor Out 'both'
709 Zone 2 'on'
When watching/listening to same source, all sound works: i.e., Main Room has 5.1, second location has sound out of FrontWide speakers controlled by 709 and TV2 controlled by TV2.
My friend would like to be able to turn on the monitors (TV1 and TV2) for a single video source (say basketball game), but listen to sound from different source say AppleTV out of the 709 wired speakers (5.1 + FrontWide).
1) Is this possible with this receiver?
2) If so, can it do digital sound sources (HDMI ones) or can the alternate sound only be the analog choices?
3) If so, How?
I am assuming this is possible since every HT receiver I have ever owned back to the late 80's has been able to choose different video sources to output, but we were not able to figure it out on the 709.