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Multi room audio

Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:13 pm

I purchase a new home and need an hdmi switching amp with 2-3 zones for audio only. I would like ip control from myserver. Anything recommended for ease of install and working drivers?

I'm going to need a tv to, something around 50 inch for the living room.

All my older gear is in the theater.

Thanks for your time.

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Re: Multi room audio

Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:36 pm

HDMI matrix or an audio matrix?

You might have seen our news that we are now working with AVPro.
They make some of the best HDMI matrix switchers on the market.
And...we get distributor pricing.
And...there is quite a bit of new product almost out of the gate that will be worth waiting for.
myServer will / does support most all of the hardware now.

From a TV perspective, look at LG. Excellent control and picture and rep.
We resell LG too (and many more).

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Re: Multi room audio

Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:26 am

Not really needing matrix. The other two rooms (porch/kitchen) only have speakers in th ceiling and have line of sight to the tv.

Just looking to switch hdmi from four sources to the monitor and have 5.1 plus one or two additional room speakers.

It's the current myserver driver inventory I am asking about.

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Re: Multi room audio

Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:58 am

Ok, so you have four HDMI sources that you want to select via myServer which one is displaying on the TV. And you want the associated sound to go to an AV receiver for the TV room. Additionally, you want same sound to be played in the other two, immediate locations.

Is that right?

So, wiring wise:
Sources go to AV Receiver. That receiver (like many Denons), might have a second audio zone. Since you are only running 5.1, then a Denon 7.1+ you can use the built in audio amplifier for the other two location speakers. Of course both locations would always hear the same audio.

We are a Denon dealer if this is of interest and the right solution for your need. myServer controls a Denon nicely.

Of course those same sources can't be used for other TVs in the house. Once you make that jump, then you are talking HDMI matrix switching.

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Re: Multi room audio

Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:02 am

Ok, so you have four HDMI sources that you want to select via myServer which one is displaying on the TV. And you want the associated sound to go to an AV receiver for the TV room. Additionally, you want same sound to be played in the other two, immediate locations.

Is that right?

So, wiring wise:
Sources go to AV Receiver. That receiver (like many Denons), might have a second audio zone. Since you are only running 5.1, then a Denon 7.1+ you can use the built in audio amplifier for the other two location speakers. Of course both locations would always hear the same audio.

We are a Denon dealer if this is of interest and the right solution for your need. myServer controls a Denon nicely.

Of course those same sources can't be used for other TVs in the house. Once you make that jump, then you are talking HDMI matrix switching.
Yes, that what I'm looking for.

I have a HDMI matrix switch in the theater. In my old house it switched for theater, gym and and office. I need to wire the new house for that.

The Denon AVR-S730H looks to be meeting the requirement for the great room/kitchen,

Thanks for the info.

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Re: Multi room audio

Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:17 am

Ok, then the Denon AVR-S740H would be the base AV receiver that supports two zones of hard wired audio.
$479.
Oh, forgot to mention that it also supports HEOS so you can wirelessly stream to other zones too that have HEOS compatible speakers.
Most all of the Denon line above the 740 support the two zones if you need more amplification / features.

The 730H is out of stock. Distributors aren't listing it anymore. Might be going obsolete. (guess)

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Re: Multi room audio

Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:48 pm

Sorry for the delay, work got in my way.

What if I skip the control amp and just went with Smart TVs.

Which manufactures work best or easily with MyServer?

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Re: Multi room audio

Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:41 am

Is there a supported devices list somewhere that I might be missing?

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Re: Multi room audio

Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:28 am

You want to play music through TV speakers ??

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Re: Multi room audio

Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:50 am

No, I want full IP control over a TV.

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Re: Multi room audio

Sat Jul 07, 2018 12:55 pm

Which TV do you have?
LG TVs are well supported and work well for serial control.
Samsung TVs are a PITA.
We just developed a new Sony driver. Not sure if that is in myInstaller today.

Install myInstaller and you will see the list of all available drivers.

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Re: Multi room audio

Sat Jul 07, 2018 2:24 pm

The new SonyTV driver has excellent control over all 2016+ Sony Smart TVs. You must enable "Simple IP Control" in the Sony TV Setup. After that you'll get full control over all TV settings. Even power on and off.

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Re: Multi room audio

Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:39 pm

Thanks, waiting to see if Amazon Prime day has any Sony specials for the guest room.

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