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    Default How to play music from laptop, wirelessly to stereo receiver?

    Hello all,

    I am attempting to control music via my laptop (via windows media player or Itunes), send it wirelessly to my stereo receiver and out to my wired speakers. Basically I want to be able to sit in my kitchen, and play, rewind, pause etc. my MP3s using my laptop mouse, and have the sound come out of my speakers in the family room.

    I assume this is possible but what do i need to do? I have done some basic research and have heard of things like Apple Airport or Logitech Wireless Music System for PC.

    Has anyone used these or are there other options out there?

    I have searched the threads here and haven't found this answer. If there is one already, please let me know?

    Thanks in advance!

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    Default Re: How to play music from laptop, wirelessly to stereo receiver?

    Bluetooth may be?





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    Default Re: How to play music from laptop, wirelessly to stereo receiver?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wirelessman View Post
    Bluetooth may be?
    Actually the logitech system I reference above http://www.everythingusb.com/logitec...em_for_pc.html seems to utilize Bluetooth. THe description states... "Transmission method: Bluetooth 1.2 AD2P "

    Also, it looks like Roku Soundbridge is another option. Anyone familiar with this?
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    Default Re: How to play music from laptop, wirelessly to stereo receiver?

    There you go, just verify the distance ranges, bluetooth doesn't go very far.





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    Default Re: How to play music from laptop, wirelessly to stereo receiver?

    What i do is have a computer with all my music on it hooked up to the stereo and wifi on it. Then i use remote desktop to control the desktop from my laptop and can be anywhere in the house and control the music

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    Default Re: How to play music from laptop, wirelessly to stereo receiver?

    Quote Originally Posted by nizzy1115 View Post
    What i do is have a computer with all my music on it hooked up to the stereo and wifi on it. Then i use remote desktop to control the desktop from my laptop and can be anywhere in the house and control the music
    OK, but what do you actually use to get the music from computer to stereo? Directly wired? If so, that won't work since my computer is in the study and stereo across the house in the family room. I need to get it wirelessly from my laptop (or desktop) to my stereo.

    Am I understanding you correctly?

    thanks,

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    Default Re: How to play music from laptop, wirelessly to stereo receiver?

    That's correct, unless your router also has BT or you system integrate with the rest of your home network the router below;

    http://www.usbgear.com/USBG-BLUE-RR.html





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    Default Re: How to play music from laptop, wirelessly to stereo receiver?

    What about using an FM transmitter like they do for MP3 players to pipe in to your car stereo? Connect that to your lappy and tune it in on the home stereo.
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    Default Re: How to play music from laptop, wirelessly to stereo receiver?

    I use the Linksys Wireless-G Music Bridge for this. I have it connected to my audio system through the optical digital output, and it sounds great! Got mine from Geeks.com for about $30.
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    Default Re: How to play music from laptop, wirelessly to stereo receiver?

    A PS3 and Windows Media Player combo works well.

 

 
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