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Play DirecTv audio thru Sonos?

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#1 OFFLINE   cwpomeroy

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 02:24 PM

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).

 

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#2 OFFLINE   Volatility

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 11:36 PM

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

Edited by Volatility, 30 April 2013 - 01:26 PM.


#3 OFFLINE   flaktastic

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 07:53 AM

If you have one of these:
http://www.amazon.co...67328903&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.co...aw_bottom_links

You can probably use this cable:
http://www.amazon.co...ds=rca to 3.5mm

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

Edited by flaktastic, 30 April 2013 - 07:53 AM.


#4 OFFLINE   cwpomeroy

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 03:54 PM

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 OFFLINE   flaktastic

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 06:37 PM

You could try something like this and skip the video connection:
http://www.amazon.co...67368347&sr=8-1

Other than that I'm not sure if the components aren't located close by.





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