sdeboy - thanks for the info so far on the Zone 2 and streaming abilities.
I am somewhat of a newbie here, so maybe this is a silly question, but...
I want to purchase a cheap set of wireless speakers to put outside on my patio, and I was thinking the zone 2 input would serve this function?
I am looking at speakers like this
and according to the directions for those speakers, to hook them up to your AVR:
1. Plug the stereo plugs on the provided Y-adapter audio cable into the AUDIO IN jacks on the back of the transmitter (make sure to match the colors on the plugs and jacks).
2. Plug the mini-plug end of the provided Y-adapter into a mini-jack to RCA adapter (not included).
3. Connect the stereo plugs on the mini-jack to RCA adapter to the corresponding left and right audio outputs of your A/V receiver, amp, or other audio source.
So I understand I would need a mini-jack to RCA adapter I can get cheap at Radio Shack. For step 3 above, where I need to hook it into my audio outputs, would that be the Zone 2 outputs? When I look at the back of the NR708 the Zone 2 stuff looks like standard RCA connections, right?
If my assumptions are correct, if I plug the RCA adapter into the Zone 2 RCA outputs, I would be able to stream Internet Radio or MP3s to my outdoor wireless patio speakers, but then use the receiver in the house to listen to something else or watch something on TV and use my 5.1 set up inside to listen to another source?
Many thanks to anyone who can help me confirm these ideas!