Playing music through a receiver from itunes library

Discussion in 'Audio/Video & Home Theater' started by MrDudeMan, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. MrDudeMan

    MrDudeMan Lifer

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    Here is the setup:

    Windows 7 computer with an iTunes library
    iPad (wifi syncs to the iTunes library)
    Stereo receiver (modern enough, HDMI/optical/etc.; hooked up to a TV)

    The objective is to be able to play songs from the iTunes library through the receiver. The current solution has been to use the iPad on a dock, but the iPad needs to become mobile. The computer is not close enough to the receiver to run a wire.

    Bonus Objective: to be able to remotely control the song selection.

    The B+ solution I came up with is to buy an iPod to permanently dock near the receiver. It would stay synced with the library via wifi and is cost effective enough to be worth it. However, I thought I would consult with those of you who are more passionate about this type of thing to see if I missed something better. Also, I wanted to mention Airplay to see if there were any opinions regarding that solution.

    Thanks for any help you can offer.
     
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  3. gar655

    gar655 Senior member

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    Apple TV. $100 and u can stream video etc....
     
  4. MrDudeMan

    MrDudeMan Lifer

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    I totally forgot about Apple TV. Thanks.
     
  5. boomhower

    boomhower Diamond Member

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    That's what I do as well, AirPlay. A lot of newer recievers have AirPlay built in.
     
  6. s44

    s44 Diamond Member

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    Or an old Airport Express...
     
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    calvinbiss Golden Member

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    What's a good dock to use to connect to my receiver?
     
  8. Kadarin

    Kadarin Lifer

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    The Win 7 iTunes library can Airplay to either an Apple TV or to an Airport Express unit (or to a receiver that's Airplay compatible). Use the Apple "Remote" app to connect to the iTunes library to control song/playlist selection.