Summary: The 2nd zone only take analog sources so it is pretty useless, I have everything hooked up using optical audio for the first zone so for the second zone I can only listen to radio and the ipod bridge doc. N
Summary: The HK AVR 354 has a ton of bugs, the new firmware update helps, but doesn't solve all. First the USB to Serial cable from radio shack ( gigawire) works really well. Don't try any others, save yourself some time and just run to RadioShack and get theirs.
Summary: this was my third harmon receiver, but my first with HDMI switching. The video upconverting is questionable. 1080 seems to flow thru without to much change, anything less 720,480 looks WORSE then before. I think mabey it should be called downconverting instead.