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“Delivering” streaming videos to the receiver

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by DoninTX, Aug 18, 2019.

  1. DoninTX

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    For internet streaming of movies and shows, would an Ethernet direct wire to an Onkyo TX-NR696 be worth the additional cost vs. using Wifi to an Onkyo TX-SR393? Right now, using Spectrum, I tend to drop streaming despite having full “bars” on my Wifi. The reason I ask is I’m considering upgrading to a 4
     
  2. Wayne A. Pflughaupt

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    This isn’t really my field of expertise, but from what I’ve picked on from other threads regarding streaming drop-outs is that it requires a robust wireless router. On other words, a $200 unit is going to work better than a $50 one.

    If you have a budget router, it might be well worth the price of an Ethernet cable to get reliable service.

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    Maybe I'm out of touch, but are receivers able to stream video? Is that a capability I have and don't even realize it? I have a Marantz SR7012 in the living room, and I'm not aware of it being able to do that.
     
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    The OP's Onkyo has built-in Chromecast. Not sure if that includes video, though.
     
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    That's why I mentioned it, because my Marantz SR7012 (as well as the AV7703) have AirPlay2, but they only stream audio.
     
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    I assumed he was talking about streaming Netflix, etc.
     

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