Denon AVR 3313ci Zone 2 sound delay
I am a novice so please don't assume I know what all the abbreviations are in your response.
Here is what I have:
Denon AVR 3313ci
Main zone room - Polk 5.1 speaker set up in main zone (only use 5.1 so that I can have a zone 2 - see below)
Other rooms - Two Polk speakers with wall OSD volume control in several other rooms.
I have Cox HD digital cable DVR (Scientific Atlanta Explorer 8642 HDC) that provides much of the audio/video content we use.
Everything works fantastic in the main zone. There are a few things I am either doing now, or planning for the future. But here is my immediate challenge.
Now: Our house has an entertainment/pool table room (pool room) adjacent to the main zone room. I have speakers in this pool room and, for now, want to simply have zone 2 audio in this room. My DVR is connected to the AVR by HDMI. I initially plugged my zone 2 speaker feed into the Denon surround back (assignable) terminals, assigned them to zone 2, and expected zone 2 sound. Only after hours of frustration and research on this site and others did I realize that these terminals will only pass analog audio. My DVR has every type of output immaginable, and I tried them all, but unfortunately, I only got audio in zone 2 when I connected the red/white RCA cables between the DVR and the AVR. This was disappointing, but would still be OK for what I am doing now. An example of my application is that I want to hear the football game audio broadcast loud and up close in the in the pool room while other people are also watching and listening to the same game in the nearby main zone room. This all works fine with one MAJOR issue. The sound coming from the Zone 2 speakers is a few fractions of a second ahead of the main zone sound. Since the two rooms are adjacent to each other, that tiny audio output offset undermines the value of having a zone 2 in the first place.
Objective: Determine some way to get main zone and zone 2 audio snychronized. Anybody have any ideas at all? I am willing to try anything. Even options involving pre-amp out where I have to buy another power source or something may be worth while. But I don't want to go to that extreme without knowing that is a viable solution.