thanks again Philpoe ! Just to further clarify - I’m upgrading my living room with new av gear which has two zones; 1/ tv/surround system 2/ high fidelity stereo audio in another part of the room. Zone two is used for audio only. Sources include smart tv, cable box, apple tv, iphone. CD, phono. My receiver is only one month old and I may be able to exchange the 1600h for a 3600h. My goals are 1/high quality audio from zone 2 2/ excellent video/sound on zone 1 3/ease of use for operating, and especially, switching zones.At this point it's adding any number of devices. Consider all those devices vs the cost of replacing/upgrading the AVR.
Are you always just trying to mirror the L/R of the main zone, or do you want independent sources to the 2 zones?
This may sound like a downgrade, but I see an AVR-X3200W on ebay.ca (item 154113747736, shipped from the US) that might solve your problems if you don't mind a used item without warranty.
No Heos, but it doesn't appear that you're using it anyway. It would have the same Audyssey XT room correction as the X1600H, and digital sources get passed Zone 2.
Additionally it has HDMI Zone 2, so the AVR-991 could get surround, not just stereo.
With up-to-date firmware, it would passes Dolby Vision, HLG and HDR10 for 4K HDR to the LG OLED.
options so far:
- extractor (3 units)
- streaming device
- may work using “all zone stereo direct”
- upgrade receiver
I’ve spent a fair bit already and am willing to spend more if necessary to get good performance.
It sounds like the last option would be the best solution given my system requirement ?
thanks for your help with this !