Originally Posted by jdsmoothie
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Analog audio will pass to Zone 2 so simply connect an analog cable (in addition to HDMI) from the source you want to listen to in the kitchen. When Zone 2 is set to SOURCE, it should play whatever is playing in the main zone. Using the AVR's remote you should be able to turn Zone 2 ON/OFF as you desire. Also with a networking model, you may be able to use a smartphone remote app to control the AVR and Zone 2 via the phone when in the kitchen.
In the Denon series, the 1912 or 1913 would be the lowest models capable of 5.1+Zone 2. You don't mention a budget, however, you may want to consider the following sale I posted in the Great Deals forum
Thanks for the info.. The only issues (questions) I have with this option is that:
1. I have to run 3 RCA cables in addition to the 3 HDMI cables for the 3 inputs, sucks for a clean install..
2. You said it will follow the source when the Zone 2 is on Source, but how will it follow if source is DVD, so Zone 2 is DVD's RCA's, or FIOS so use FIOS RCA's.
3. She has an Apple TV (Stupid to me, she only uses it for Netflix's which the DVD player and TV have built in.). But the Apple TV only has a single HDMI Cable, no analog connections at all..
4. Can I set most DVD players and the Verizon box to output both analog audio and digital audio through the HDMI?
I already bought her a H/K AVS 2600 and it seems the Denon has the same analog limitations.. Will I get an benefit from getting the Denon 1912 or 1913 over the H/K 2600?
Her bedroom is on the wall behind her living room TV, so I bought a HDMI splitter (IOGEAR Avior GHSP8112). Will I have an issues with this and having the HDMI output to 2 rooms? I already got her the Logitec Harmony 1000 with RF so the remote works from her bedroom..