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No output to Zone 2 from preout to 2nd power amp for second room speakers

We reconfigured our system adding a DISH HD-DVR which worked well after the technician installation, including transmission of audio to our extra room speakers (connecting main unit now through HDMI and optical audio cables). Suddenly we get no audio out of the preout connection (Surround/Zone 2) to the ancillary power amp, neither for our DISH receiver nor the HD DVD player (RGB video connection). When I connect an iPOD directly to the power ampw e get full audio. I've read that when HDMI is used in Zone 1 that some amps won't send a signal to Zone 2, but since all initially worked well I can't imagine that is the problem. How can I trouble shoot the Zone 2 input throuth the pre-out connections and get my remote speakers working?

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OK, From what I am understanding is that you both are trying to uilize a digital audio source (HDMI cables are digital audio only) and hence this is the problem. You can only use an analog audio source (connection) to utilize the audio output to zone 2. A simple soultion is to use the analog audio in conjuction with the digital. Connect the digital (HDMI, Optical, Coax) to the main zone and the left and right audios to zone 2.

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