Originally Posted by RexManning
Maybe this is a known issue, but I can't find anything on it online;
1 - Hdmi source is used on main zone for watching tv.
2 - we turn on zone 2 for the kitchen
3 - using the iphone, I change the zone 2 source for network play
4 - the moment I select a song to play from the mediaserver on zone 2, the main zone also changes to that source instead of tv.
Very frustrating! Ay ideas? Known bug, workaround?
Working as intended, I'm sure someone with more experience will chime in but while using network (in your case I'd assume Airplay) play in zone 2 zone 1 will also play whatever network play you are listening to. Not sure there is a workaround that unless you use something other than network (Airplay) for Zone 2.
From the official xx12 owners thread:
a. Airplay: The Airplay feature (audio only) is offered on the XX12 ( 1912 and higher) and XX13 (1613 and higher) networking models. It allows you to stream your iTunes songs wirelessly from your laptop, iPhone 3GS or newer (will not work with iPhone 3G), or iPad to one of the above models when both are connected to your home network. This feature can also be replicated on non-networking models by using an Apple TV (audio and video) or Airport Express (audio) connected to the AVR. There is however, a limitation when using the on board Airplay feature with the XX12 models in that when playing to Zone 2, you must also have the main zone ON and playing the same Airplay source as well (ie. cannot play another source in the main zone with Airplay in Zone 2).
This same limitation also exists with the free Airplay firmware upgrade to the 3311CI/991 and 4311CI. However, when using Airplay via an Apple TV or Airport Express connected to the XX12 model, or the on board Airplay on the newer XX13 models, this limitation does not apply (ie. you can play the Airplay source to Zone 2 while listening to another source in the main zone). Also note that Apple currently has only licensed AVR mfr's to use Airplay in "audio" only mode (ie. no video). If you want to pass video, you'll to need to add the Apple TV. Note that in order to pass the ATV2's optical audio to Zone 2 using the XX12 models(1712, 1912, 2112CI, and 2312CI), and XX13 models(1713 and higher), you will also need to buy an optical to RCA analog converter similar to this one as these models can only pass analog audio from externally connected sources to Zone 2 (exception: the 3312CI can pass PCM 2.0 over the ATV optical cable to Zone 2).