I have found as much info as I can find on this and it seems as if possible to use a DSP like PLIIx to achieve 7.1 sound including rears while zone 2 speakers are connected albeit not in use and with zone two turned off. Anyone having problems with this? Prior to connecting my zone two speakers I had PLIIx feeding 7.1 (rears) with no issues. After having connected my zone two speakers however I do not seem to even have the opportunity to select PLIIx as a DSP. I can cycle through other modes - PLII, Mono, Direct, THX Cinema, etc but do not have the option to select PLIIx.
Does the connection of zone two speakers, even while not in use and with zone two turned off, prevent the ability to use PLIIx 7.1 with Blu Ray/Cable etc?
I have tried going in to set up and turning "Powered Zone Two" to "no" and still do not have the option to select PLIIx. Am I missing something, or do I need to disconnect the actual speaker cables?
Thanks in advance.