I have been looking at these Yamaha's for HDMI 7.1 pass-through (RX-A2030). Basically what I want is for it to pause the audio untouched to the HDMI OUT Zone2, so another receiver can process surround sound.
It seems, according to the manual, that any audio passed through is down-sampled to 2 channel. Can anyone confirm this is true?
On the other hand, there appear to be Denons which will pass the whole HDMI signal through untouched, theoretically doing what I want?
I can't really figure out 100% if the Denons do it but the Yamaha manual really seems to imply it can't do what I want. Does anyone know?