Question Onkyo TX-NR609 - DVD player to Zone 2 connection question

Sep 19, 2021
Hello A/V experts,

I have an Onkyo TX-NR609 A/V receiver. I can't get my DVD player (Pioneer HTZ-424DVD) to work on zone 2. I am using RCA (Red and white) cables for my connection. (Line out of my receiver and line in over my DVD player.)

Just followed this manual:

Take note, I didn't hook up the video output on my DVD player since I'll just use it as an "amplifier" for my speakers which are connected to it, so I don't need a display.

What I am trying to accomplish here, is to get the speakers connected to the dvd player to play the same audio on PC, GAME and CBL/SAT channels from the receiver using zone 2. Is this even possible with my receiver?

Another note: PC, GAME and CBL/SAT channels are all connected via HDMI cables.

To see the configurations and settings I did, kindly refer to the images below: - LCD Display settings - DVD connections - PC, GAME and CBL/SAT back port connections - Receiver zone 2 connections - speaker settings

I hope you guys can assist me regarding this matter.

Thanks in advance!

Aaron Chichioco


It would be the outputs of the DVD player going to the inputs of the receiver, you have those backwards, at least in your post.

The audio may not work unless you also have the video connected, meaning the receiver will not enable that input without a video source but if you have the inputs and outputs backwards that won't matter and those would be the first thing to fix.
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