Originally Posted by Diamond Dog
Yes. But I want HD audio on the main and sound on the sub output to the 2.0 tv with stock spealers even if it is HD audio such as DTS MA.
if I have this right, you have the "zone 2" TV connected via the HDMI sub out. the owner's manual describes that as an output for "projector, etc." not a zone 2 output (p. 19). So it's putting out whatever is in zone one.
It appears that your TV can handle dolby digital signals that come through the HDMI port in addition to over the air reception. Many TVs cannot. but it also appears your tv, like most to all, does not have either the hardware capability or the necessary software and licenses to deal with the lossless formats. So DTS HDMA coming into the TV is incomprehensible and will not be decoded.
The owner's manual appears to contemplate connecting zone two via the zone two analog outputs (see p 73). At page 75, it says, "Only analog input sources are output by the ZONE 2/3 PRE/LINE OUT terminals. Digital input sources are not output." This is common. Your zone two needs a stereo signal. When multichannel digital comes in to the receiver, unless it's PCM natively, the receiver decodes it into multichannel PCM, then applies crossovers, delays and any EQ in the digital domain before sending the multichanneld PCM to the DAC to be converted into analog that an amplifier can turn into sound through a speaker. It CAN take the multichannel PCM and downmix it to stereo, which is what would be needed to serve zone two. But once it is stereo, the other channels are gone, and you would not gett surround in the main zone. Like most devices, the 803 does not ahve a second digital path with decoders for all the Dolby and DTS formats, so it cannot create a separate downmix to deliver to zone 2.