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    Yes, I remember, older Apple TVs do not support BT.

    It'd suck to not be able to stream hi-def audio within your own network.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FaultyMario View Post
    It'd suck to not be able to stream hi-def audio within your own network.


    I've tried to do that but haven't been able to figure out how to make a USB flash drive and/or my entire home PC shared on the wi-fi network or even by ethernet. I've gone to Properties and clicked "Share" or whatever the command is but it hasn't worked.

    Have thought about asking for advice, but my wife still prefers to put CDs in the CD player and I don't miss what I've never had, so I guess we'll continue to party like it's 1999.

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    Most of my problems stem from lossless formats.

    Whilst the vast majority of my library was ripped in high bit rate MP3s (CDex FTW!), it's still a lossy format and prone to data loss in some wireless connections. The dear music, I have it in FLAC (either downloaded from the internet or ripped with Soundforge) and while I would love to have it hardwired via my 24-bit soundcard, it's not really feasible anymore. So I really want to be able to beam it across the house in the best fidelity possible, and that means using some older wares because that market bracket has moved away from me.

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    Most of that went right over my head, except for the part about the market moving away. It seems to come with getting older and watching things that used to work really well get replaced with more expensive stuff that isn't as good.

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    yup, "not feasible anymore" means the tradeoffs of fatherhood.
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    Sonos? I don't consider myself a high-end audio dude, although I'd like to think I can tell the difference most of the time. But really, the quality is "good enough" for pretty much everything. Not cheap, but you're paying partly for the quality and the convenience.

    The Denon HEOS system also works (we have a soundbar and sub) if that's cheaper/more available where you are. Obviously there are "hi-fi" brand solutions such as KEF, B&W, etc. but I don't see why anyone would go into those systems if they're not hi-fi nutters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FaultyMario View Post
    (CDex FTW!)
    Is there still a reasonable version of that? The last time I looked to get CDex it was basically more of a malware/adware trojan horse than anything else.

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    FRE:AC is the replacement.

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    For all my music needs I just have my pc plugged into the receiver and use my phone to control Spotify over WiFi. I can pick what I want from my pocket and the computer provides the sound.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rare White Ape View Post
    For all my music needs I just have my pc plugged into the receiver and use my phone to control Spotify over WiFi. I can pick what I want from my pocket and the computer provides the sound.
    Yes, that works too.

    I saw some people use ROON, but I have no need for that as I have Plex on the server and Sonos or HEOS-capable speakers in most rooms.

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