Connecting PC to AV Receiver in another room

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  1. PaulDG

    PaulDG Auditioning

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    Hi out there in the world.


    My house is smart wired with cat5E cable and RG6 coax. The PC is in the office at the back of the house and the receiver is at the front. The receiver (Denon AVR-3803) drives a Panasonic (PT-AE300E) LCD Projector for large screen veiwing.

    I have a hard drive full of music videos and mp3's. What I would like to do rather than burning CD's etc, is to cable up the PC to My receiver.

    The only problem is that I have no idea where to start.

    Any Ideas Please? :b
     
  2. Mark Shannon

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    I'm not sure about any wired solutions, but if you wanted to do this wirelessly, you could use a .4GHz Audio/Video Signal Sender/Receiver. If you don't want the video you can just use the audio jacks on it and connect them to your reciever.
     
  3. Angelo.M

    Angelo.M Producer

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    There are a number of media receivers that will receive a Cat5/Ethernet type connection and then pass an analog or digital signal out to your receiver (also, Onkyo makes receivers that have this connectivity built in [NetTune]; I have no idea why this isn't rapidly becoming a standard AVR feature).
     
  4. PaulDG

    PaulDG Auditioning

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    Thanks Mark bk and Angelo.M for your replys. I am off to Tandys (Radio Shack) today to investigate the Audio/Visual Signal sender/receiver.

    My receiver doesn't have the connectivity you talk about so its back to how if there is a way to connect the monitor output from the PC onto the cat5e network and into the av receiver at the other end.
     
  5. Ken Chan

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    How about this: http://www.gefen.com/kvm/product.jsp?prod_id=2513. You might need a direct wire connection though; having to digitize and packetize the signal so it can go on the network and find its way around is a lot more work.

    If the AV receiver and/or TV doesn't take VGA, you will also need a converter. You may also need to drive the video at a lower resolution, like 640x480.

    Also, if you want to send digital audio, maybe you could use the existing coax with this: http://www.xitel.com/product_phfl.htm
     

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