I've searched the forum as well as both the Sony website and Control4 website, but I can't seem to find an answer to these questions.
Based on the product overviews and manuals, these AVRs can control 2 (2800) or 3 (5800) zones and both state that they can control both audio and video through zone 2.
The manuals state that only HDMI inputs will be output to zone 2 using the HDMI output and only analog inputs will be output using the speaker terminals.
My first question is whether or not the streaming services, as well as playback from an attached NAS or iphone/ipod can be output to zone 2 speakers or zone 3 audio out (in the case of the 5800).
My second question if, in the case of zone 2, I could have both an HDMI input for video and analog inputs for audio and have zone 2 output both the HDMI output to a TV as well as stereo output to the zone 2 speakers. This assumes that I would set up the same input so "DirecTV", as an example, is video in on a certain HDMI input and audio in on a certain analog input.
Anyone tried either of these?