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Play DirecTv audio thru Sonos?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by cwpomeroy, Apr 29, 2013.

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  1. cwpomeroy

    cwpomeroy AllStar

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    Hi, I currently have DirecTv and a Sonos system in my house. I was wondering if there was any way to play the directv audio over my sonos system? It's possible I suppose to add a "connect" device and use an output from my directv receiver to create an audio stream - then use my ipad Directv app to change channels. But I was wondering if anyone else had a better way or if there is any indication that Directv or Sonos was working on a direct solution?

    My current use case is I'd love to listen to the news channels in the morning in a room that doesn't have a TV. The ipad app is glitch and doesn't always stream well - not to mention I need something louder (i.e. the Sonos speakers).

    Thanks
     
  2. Volatility

    Volatility Legend

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    You may have better luck with this in the home theater forums here
     
  3. flaktastic

    flaktastic New Member

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    If you have one of these:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B001CROHX6?qid=1367328903&sr=8-5

    You should be able to run an RCA red/white audio cable from your D* receiver or TV output to the audio in jack.

    If you have this:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003CP0FUU?ie=UTF8&force-full-site=1&ref_=aw_bottom_links

    You can probably use this cable:
    http://www.amazon.com/Belkin-Audio-Cable-Splitter-1-Mini/dp/B00004Z5CP/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1367329884&sr=1-1&keywords=rca+to+3.5mm

    Connect the red/White to your receiver/TV and the other end to the line in.
     
  4. cwpomeroy

    cwpomeroy AllStar

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    Thanks. That's what I thought. I wasn't sure if there was any service or way to play the directv audio without buying a "connect". I have the Play 5 but it's in another room away from the directv receiver so I can't use the cable to connect it.
     
  5. flaktastic

    flaktastic New Member

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