Originally Posted by leager330r
I have a question regarding Zone 2 and HDMI2
Media Room with a 5.1 setup
Speakers setup on a patio under Zone 2
HDMI2 going to a TV mounted on the Patio
My problem is this:
I cannot get the sound to work either from Zone 2 or HDMI2 going to TV.
Video works to TV
Sound from Tuner, Pandora work on Zone 2 just cannot get anything from HDMI input.
I read this this morning in the manual:
Multi Zone Listening options:
Zone 2 input available - SAT/CBL
It is not possible to down-convert the audio and video input signals from the HDMI input terminals, digital input terminals (optical and coax) and the component video input terminals and output them to Zone 2.
Does that mean I cannot get sound to zone 2 or HDMI2 from my cable box?
I have my TiVo connected to my SC-1522 with HDMI and I then have my JVC projector connected to the receiver's HDMI1 output and my computer monitor/TV (with built in speakers) connected to the receiver's HDMI2 output.
When my receiver is off I get video and audio from HDMI2 using my monitor/TV. When I turn on my receiver I can still watch the video on HDMI2 but I get sound from the speakers connected to the receiver's amps via the binding posts.
I have "Standby Through", (see p.66 of the SC-1522 manual), set to the HDMI input where I have my TiVo connected, thus the reason I video/sound on my monitor even when the receiver is off. The HDMI Audio setting, (see p.71 of the manual), is set to "AMP", thus I get sound from my speakers via the receivers amplifiers when the receiver is turned on.
I think if you enable "Standby Through" and connect HDMI2 to your patio TV then you should be able to watch and listen on the patio TV if the receiver is off.
When the receiver is on you won't get audio via HDMI2 but you may be able to use your zone 2 speakers to get the SAT/CBL audio but you will have to feed it to the receiver via an analog input because as you read you cannot down convert from the HDMI audio signal.
Try this: (Some of it may already be set this way)
1) Connect your patio TV to HDMI2 output
2) Connect your patio speakers to zone 2 speaker binding posts.
3) Connect your cable box to the receiver's SAT/CBL box via HDMI AND
also connect the analog left/right audio from the cable box to the receiver's SAT/CBL analog inputs.
4) Set "Standby Through" to the SAT/CBL input.
5) Set the Zone2 to the SAT/CBL input.
Now you should be able to watch/listen with the patio TV using the TV speakers if the receiver is powered off and if you turn on Zone 2 of the receiver you should be able to watch via the patio TV and listen via your patio speakers.
I think you were close... just the analog audio inputs from the cable box to the receiver and the "Standby Through" that were causing you problems.
Good Luck! Let me know if this works for you please.Edited by walterappleby - 6/27/13 at 12:33pm