I'm new here, with a new SC-68. We also have an OCTAVA 4x8 matrix (4HDMI with 8HDMI carried over Cat6; with IR).
There are 2 of us in the house and we each want to be able to watch different sources on different TVs at the same time. Sources for the SC-68 include 2 ATT-Cable boxes, two PS3s, an AppleTV, a Media Server, a computer) There are two of us, so we only watch two different sources at one time but we want independent access to each source anywhere in the house.
We have a 5.2 Surround setup in the Living room. We also have 7 other TVs scattered throughout the house (bathrooms, treadmill, offices, etc). These are just 7 TVs with HDMI inputs using built-in speakers (with no external speakers, and no plans to add any).
All the TVs are fed by the SC-68 through the 4x8 Matrix. The Matrix is from OCTAVA and carries HDMI and IR over Cat6. It is working great. The Matrix has 4 HDMI inputs, and 8 outputs. The outputs are to 8 pairs of CAT6. Each pair of Cat6 carries the signal behind walls to different rooms, and each pair of Cat6 terminates with a balun. Each of the 8 baluns has an IR input and an HDMI output.
The SC-68's Z1 and Z4 are input into the Matrix.
The Matrix perfectly distributes the Z4's HDMI signal to any or all of the7 TVs around the house. These are just TVs using built-in speakers, with no external speakers.
The Matrix perfectly distributes Z1's HDMI signal to the Living Room TV. Z1 is currently set up as 5.2, with speakers wired direct to the speaker terminals on the SC-68.
The problem is distributing Z1 to the other 7 TVs around the house. I know I can shut off the speakers in the LR. But I can't seem to get an audio outputs from Z1 and Z4 at the same time. I get different video outputs from Z1 and Z4, but only get audio to one. How can I send both Z4 and Z1 to the other 7 TVs in a way which provides both audio and video over HDMI (with no external speakers)? What am I missing?