TVs & Home Theaters forum


Expanding Denon AVR and Samsung Blueray to wireless audio

by Nick_K_1967 / June 7, 2013 11:50 AM PDT

Hi All,
I have currently have a Denon AVR home theater receiver and a Samsung Blueray player with wireless connectivity.

I would like to add speakers to an outdoor deck and a way to control audio through a smartphone app. Pandora and iTunes would be my primary music sources.

I have seen the Denon DNP-720AE but wonder if I even need that. Is there a way to get music from iTunes to the BlueRay with a bluetooth adapter or other creative means?

I'd prefer not to go with a separate system like Sonos since it would not be integrated.

Thanks in advance!


Answer This Ask For Clarification
Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Expanding Denon AVR and Samsung Blueray to wireless audio
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Expanding Denon AVR and Samsung Blueray to wireless audio
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.

All Answers

Collapse -
Yes. Here are some options. Others do exist though.
by Pepe7 / June 10, 2013 5:05 AM PDT

You could add an Airport Express or Apple TV to your home network/AV system to stream content from your PC/Mac/iOS devices to your current AV system. Both the older Airport Express and the AppleTV have minijack output which you could connect to your current AVR via digital optical input. That's one component of my own home AV system. I also a software called Airfoil to send all sorts of content from my various PCs to my AV receiver. Otherwise you would be limited to Airplay only. Of course you would need a pair of outdoor speakers to add to the A/B speaker selection on your Denon for outdoors.

The workaround to not having a *dedicated* smartphone app to control the show would be using some sort of Remote Desktop app such as TeamViewer to control the show/stream from your PC/Mac.

Question: why would you want to send music to your bluray player? You have a receiver to handle that (see my Airport Express suggestion above). There should only be output from the Blu Ray player. Would you mind providing the model number?

Collapse -
Forgot to add links
by Pepe7 / June 10, 2013 5:11 AM PDT
Popular Forums
Computer Help 49,613 discussions
Computer Newbies 10,349 discussions
Laptops 19,436 discussions
Security 30,426 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 20,308 discussions
Windows 10 360 discussions
Phones 15,802 discussions
Windows 7 7,351 discussions
Networking & Wireless 14,641 discussions


Big screens for the big game

Still looking for the best TV deals ahead of Sunday's game? Here are our top three big screen picks.