i set up the 2nd receiver for zone 2 porch speakers today. zone 2 receiver connects to the network in 3 seconds vs receiver 1 connection speed of 90 seconds. receiver 1 is probably going back to the store. bummer.
i also figured out my zone 2 connections. (r1 is receiver 1 and r2 is receiver 2)
hdmi out on r2 to hdmi 6 in on r1 . this way i could use the tv to set up r2 thru r1. there is a 25 foot hdmi cable from r1 to the tv.
used rca cable to hook record out on r1 to aux 2 in on r2. this way i can play what ever music source playing on r1 onto r2 (aka normal listening mode)
now i can:
listen to the same music source thru the whole house and porch (r1 thru r2)
use r2 for net radio or pc streaming mp3s on the porch and have r1 watching a movie in 5.1
add speakers in the office from r2
one issue that popped up: both receivers are on the same rack. both receivers react to any push of a button on the remote. i can run zone 2 without the remote, i'll just block off the ir window on r2 and operate it manually.my biggest issue?
teaching my wife another system and remote