Originally Posted by Lord Raven
Hello! ... .
Well! As I wrote before I am not an expert but...
Upscale is when the AVR, in this case, scales the image signal from anything to anything, including 4K. It can upscale analogue and digital video signals, analogue from 480p up to whatever your TV accepts (1080 maybe). You can read more in the 7011 manual in http://manuals.marantz.com/SR7011/EU...SYsavbhwwe.php
. Note that I do not use the upscale to 4k of the AVR because I expected that the TV does that much better (it is a top model from LG) so: Pass-through for digital signals (HDMI) in the AVR and the TV decides what it wants to do with them (analogue signal video sources are always processed in the AVR, at least converted to digital so they can be send through HDMI to the TV).
I have the PS4 connected to the GAME HDMI input of the 7011. If I want the sound in the speakers I turn on the AVR, if I want the sound in the TV I do not turn on the AVR, it does pass-through. Attention that the pass-through can be configured to the "last source before turn off" or "always one of the inputs". I normally use the pass-through of the set-top box so that I can see TV with the AVR off but, if I know that my kids are using the PS4 a lot (they do not need the sound in the AVR connected speakers all day (holydays)), I use the "last source before turn off" mode – PS4 on, AVR on, choose GAME input, AVR off, sound in the TV only - but sometimes, in this mode, I need to turn the AVR on, choose the input set-top box and turn off the TV.
I do not use zones yet.
Powered speakers: You need to read the speakers manual and find out the type of signal they expect in the input. If they have an input impedance from 4 to 16 ohms and accepts tens of watts of power in the input you can use them, if they are like the subwoofers (internal amplifier), the input signal must be millivolts or a few volts and you cannot connect them to the speakers connectors of the AVR, maybe you can connect them to the pre-amplifier outputs (PRE OUT connectors), but to be sure both manuals must be consulted.
I think that the AVR remote control (command) is good but try to use the application for the tablet. To do experiences it is much better! The APP is not excellent and Marantz can improve it but even so, after you learn how to use it, my opinion is that it is a good app.