The X9 and X7 processors and XR6 and XR8 receivers have discrete Zone 2 functionality for sending both audio and/or video to a second zone independent of what you are playing in the Main zone.
For Zone 2 control, discrete power on/off, input selection and volume control commands are available for home automation systems such as Control 4, Crestron, URC, RTI, and Elan. Most automation systems have the discrete Zone 2 commands in their respective databases and we also have an Automation Table with raw command codes available on our web site.
If you do not have a home automation system and are using the AudioControl IR remote control you can follow these steps to control Zone 2 functions with the IR remote:
Press the AMP & OK buttons together and then release, the front panel display will indicate it is in Zone 2 mode, now you can use the red power button on the upper left corner of the remote to toggle Zone 2 power on/off, use the source buttons to switch inputs, and you can adjust Zone 2 volume. Once the front panel indicates it is in Zone 2 mode you have start making selections right away! If no buttons are pressed within 10 seconds or so, the Zone 2 display will timeout and return to the Main zone display.
If you need assistance, our Customer Service and Technical Support representatives are available Monday thru Friday 8am to 5pm PST. 425-775-8461