Originally Posted by f00j00 Thank you , but that way the default input for the HDMI source (say for my satellite receiver) will be the Optical and when i want to change the source to my satellites' audio i will have to press Signal SEL to select back to HDMI audio...is that right?..Can't it be the other way around?
After you're finished listening to your PC while watching the satellite, change the setting back to HDMI audio. Then it'll be the default again.
This is why I said it is difficult. Say next time you want to play PS3 games but listen to audio on your PC you'll have to do the same thing with that input. Each time you want to listen to seperate audio and video sources you'll need to do this. It gets to be a hassle. Hopefully no one else uses your AVR because if you forget to change the settings back or they'll be very confused.
I would also highly appreciate someone can easily describe to me what is the Zone 1 & 2 and how to use them..i really tried to read the manual to get it to work..but i think im not getting the right picture....
Zone 1 is your main zone where you have your 5.1 or 7.1 setup. Zone 2 is a seperate area, room, outdoors, etc where you have another set of stereo speakers. you can play a movie in zone 1 and send audio from the tuner, usb input, Airplay to Zone 2 at the same time. Its great when you are watching TV inside but want to play music outside or in another room.
The thing with Zone 2 is that it works with Airplay and the USB input but not with digital inputs. Something connected to the optical input or digital coaxial input cannot be sent to Zone2. You'll have to connect a set of analog cables (red & white rca cables) from that device to the input on the back of your receiver to make it work.
This is not unique to your Pioneer receiver, this is how Zone 2 has worked all along. It allows you to send analog audio to a seperate room. Only the higher end receivers allow you to send digital audio (and sometimes video) to Zone 2.