Originally Posted by tvdrew
Yeah, but this is for speakers not for digital out.
I am also somewhat disappointed with the seemingly unnecessary restrictions on Zone Outputs of my SR6006.
It would be impossible to have one digital input going to the Main Zone and another digital input going to a Zone. The decoding circuits can only handle one digital input at a time.
The head scratcher is not being able to send the SAME digitital input to both the Main Zone and Zones 2 or 3. If the digital input is not L R Stereo there would be problems with getting a full frequency signal to the Zones. However, that really should be a problem left to owner after appropriate documentation of the limitation.
All in all the Zone limitations were not a deal breaker for me. I was aware of them before I made the purchase and have had no buyer's remorse. In fact, the ability to use a web browser or IP over my LAN have exceeded my expectations. Internet Radio is simple to use. I was able to find Radio Bavaria the day after I purchased by SR6006 and listen to the live broadcast from the Bayreuth Wagner Festival. Airplay works well with my iTunes and the iPad Remote App. Hopefully, Apple will expand Airplay's capabilities to include video in the not too distant future and Marantz will incorporate this feature in a firmware update. The DLNA client also works well.
My only real complaints are the lack of a printed manual and a simple way to determine the version of the firmware on the SR6006. There is a way to find the firmware version, but it is not part of the on screen menus. It involves some arcane button combinations on the front of the unit and reading the version off of the port hole display.