Originally Posted by gs2011
thanks for the reply. we've been running music through zone 2 with the speakers in the main part of the house. movies are through the receiver for the surround sound effects in the living room. it works great but my girlfriend is challenged when it comes to technology so trying to listen to pandora or the ipod or the radio has her confused. it is confusing for me also but i can muddle through. i was hoping to be able to see what was on zone 2 without having the whole receiver on. is there a better way to do all of this? thanks.
I don't think there's any way for a seperate zone 2 display. Are you ever running different source material for zone 2 than what is on the main set? It may be easier to use the rec out or pre out (if you have powered speakers), but this still leaves your receiver on all the time.
Or, if you have a universal remote, you could set up a macro that switches your main set & zone 2 to the same input, and then just mutes the main set (or turns it off, if you only need the display initially). Seems like extra work, though.
For that matter, with the right remote, whatever activity you switched to last ("Zone 2 iPod", "Zone 2 Pandora") would display on the remote's screen, negating the need for the receiver display.