If you're using component video to zone 2, then you should hook up the component outputs of your directtv box. S-Video and Composite sources should up convert.
If you're using composite RCA video to zone 2, then you can hook up either S-Video or Composite to the sources.
Basically, video can be up-converted to zone 2 but not down converted. There are some tables in the manual that attempt to illustrate this.
Hopefully you have something like the H20 or HR20 that supports simultaneous output.
You'll also need to turn zone 2 power on and select the zone 2 input. If you turn off "text mode" be aware that you won't be able to see the GUI on zone 2, because it's text based.
Also note that if you're using S-Video you may run in to a bug that I ran in to where the Denon suffers a drop out sometimes when the video goes black (such as during a commercial break). At least with my HR20. I ended up running the S-Video feed in to a different source so at least it wouldn't effect viewing of the HDMI signal.
Originally Posted by mafialink
Thanks for your reply. I have zone 2 working for tuner and PS3 that is hooked up to hdp source. The source i am trying to get working is zone two which is SAT which i have my directtv working through the HDMI connection. does the HDMI connection pass through to zone two or it needs to be rca connections?