I got my 2065 hooked up on Wednesday. Everything went pretty smoothly (more detail including price below), but I've got one problem I can't seem to solve: I can't get my HTPC output to both my main zone and Zone 2.
My main zone is connected to my Windows HTPC with HDMI and I use HDMI out to my Sony television. Right now, I'm just using the TV speakers for the main zone, but I'll go to 5.1 eventually. Zone 2 is connected to the speakers on my patio.
Zone 2 works great with one big exception: I can't listen to the same source as the television (i.e. the HTPC). If I use the Input knob to set the source for Zone 2, HDMI1 is not a choice. The choices (going from memory) are Audio1, Audio2, AV5, AV6, USB, Tuner and all the other 'soft' choices like NET RADIO, PC, ....
How do I get the audio from my HDMI1 port to go to Zone 2?
I've tried everything I could think of, but nothing seems to work. FYI, I do have HDMI control set to TV + Amplifier.
The Sony has nice audio out jacks, but they don't seem to output anything unless I go into the TV menus and turn off the TV speakers.
The Windows PC seems unable to drive two different playback devices at once. I have the HDMI cable set as Default Device. I can get test sounds out of other connected devices, but I'll be damned if I can figure out how to make Windows Media Center send any sound to anything but the Default Device.
FYI, I paid $650 at Amazon. I saw it at Fry's for $699. The next day, the Amazon price had risen to $699 also. The last time I looked, the Amazon price had gone up to $719.
Other than the problem above, the only unpleasant surprise so far has been the FM reception. Yes, I read all the reviews here complaining about it. But it's even worse than they made it sound. I'm in the SF bay area with a direct view of Sutro tower. Even so, I have a huge antenna in my attic. When connected to the HTPC, I get literally dozens of channels. The 2065 is able to pick up exactly two - and one of them gets a lot of static.
The internet radio works great, though - but it requires a lot of button pressing to change channels when a commercial comes on.