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Old 11-28-2013, 11:07 AM - Thread Starter
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Here we are in 2013 and I was browsing the Pioneer line of Elite AVRs and it seems that in order to hear audio in Zones 2 and/or Zone 3 the source must come from an analog source as it has no way to downconvert the audio from HDMI to the RCA output jacks. This wasn't an issue a few years ago as most DVD players, Media players (such as AppleTV etc) had analog outputs & all one had to do is double connect these devices (both HDMI and analog to the AVR for multi-zone play) but today more and more of them offer only digital outputs and they obsolete the RCA jacks all-together.

Are there AVRs that drive Multi-Zone audio (at least - not concerned with video at the moment) from digital sources (such as HDMI)?

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