I wonder if I could have some advice on setting up 4520ci. I am a bit unsure on some of the terminology and so I apologize for not using the correct vernacular.
I am looking to use this system to send video to my main TV room via Output1-HDMI, Kitchen via Output2-HDMI, and bedroom via output3-HDMI (separate signal). These seems to be okay. I plan on hooking up a Roku system with a Linux system to play local videos and audio.
For Audio I am looking to have three zones. It looks like, from the response below, that one can have two separate (playing different audio) zones for audio. Is it possible to have a third separate zone?
I have run 14G speaker wire to three zones, but do not want to have to disconnect and reconnect on the back when wanting to play in a different zone.
Is it possible to hook up four speakers versus only two via Banana clips on one audio out?
I am looking for advice on how to setup audio from the 4520ci to play to multiple rooms, playing different content at the same time.
I think this can be done, but I am new to this type of hardware and not very clear on things.
I would like to:
1) use the front, center, and surround for the "TV" room and play HDMI-1 output from Cable, etc. to these
2) Use the Surround Back for the kitchen L/R speakers - use an iPod to play to this
3) Use the Front Height for the dinning room L/R speakers - use Linux box to play to this
4) Use the Front Wide for the bathroom L/R speakers - using a Windows system to play to this
I would like to be able to watch TV, while the kitchen, dinning room, and bathroom are playing different content for say Airplay.
I doubt I would ever have more than two going at the same time playing different content, but I am looking to see if this is possible.
I appreciate your input.
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As noted on the chart on p. 183 in your Owner's manual, with a 5.1 setup in the main zone, you can set the Surround Back and Front Height speaker posts to either Zones 2 or 3 to add 2 additional independent zones (noting the independent sources can only be external devices connected with analog cable (ie no HDMI or optical/digital coax), the on board network audio sources (eg. Spotify, Pandora, internet radio), or USB connected devices. The Front Wide speaker posts cannot be used for another Zone so you would likely want to connect to of the zones listed above together with an impedance matching speaker selector. Zone 4 is only possible via the Zone4(HDMI) output to either another TV or 2nd AVR.
For more questions on your 4520CI, join us in the dedicated Denon 4520CI Owner's thread linked below.