Surprised to find this topic because I, too, have this issue. I was using the vsx-1020 as a multi-zone audio receiver. I was able to send Internet Radio, and other input sources to zone 2. I decided to hook up a GoogleTV Cortex A-8 media player to one of the hdmi inputs on the vsx-1020. If you don't know what this looks like, it almost looks like a USB memory stick, but it happens to be an Android device and instead of plugging into a usb port, it plugs into an hdmi port. With this set up, I can play my Google Music library through the GoogleTV adapter. The only problem: I can't play the music on zone 2 because I can't switch zone 2 to the HDMI port. I only need audio from the hdmi port and am disappointed that the receiver has not considered this kind of use case. I am able to reconfigure the reciever as a Speaker A/B system. It's unfortunate though because a Multi-Zone setup is much more versatile then an A/B setup. If anyone knows better, I'm open to suggestions.