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#62636 11-Jun-2010 07:07
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I know there are several threads here about AV senders/receivers and I have contributed to some of them. I successfully use them to get a Sky signal to secondary TVs in our home.

However what I am trying to do is get music, wirelessly if possible, from my phone (Nokia 5800 XM) to just one stereo i.e. from one end of our lounge (where I want to sit) to the other (where the stereo is). It’s a fairly simple stereo with RCA inputs. The main thing I want to achieve is being able to control the music selection from the phone. Distance is about 7 – 8 metres.

I can run a long 3.5 mm phono cable – works but is ugly because it’s not really practical to hide the cable and potentially dangerous (tripping). I tried a Logitech FM transmitter but it wasn’t powerful enough so I returned it under DSE’s great 14-day return policy.

I could use another AV sender/receiver setup but that still involves a semi-wired arrangement to the phone at the TX end.

I have a new phone coming shortly (Samsung Galaxy S from Clove UK) which has DLNA in it. I first heard of DLNA yesterday and didn’t know the phone had it when I ordered. I still know little about DLNA but the stereo is certainly not equipped with it so I think that is not a solution unless I buy a receiver with DLNA which sounds expensive.

Is there any Bluetooth solution? I am thinking of something along BlueAnt lines but don’t know that products exist that will do what I am looking for.

Maybe I will have to run with the AV sender idea - DSE have AV TX/RX sets for $64 which sounds very reasonable.

All comments and suggestions welcomed.

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  #340518 11-Jun-2010 08:11
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The Sony Ericsson DS205 works perfectly for this over bluetooth. Check out TradeMe or SE direct.

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  #340524 11-Jun-2010 08:42
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Unfortunately this is one area apple has got right, and noone else has.  All these iPhone/iPod docks just work in this situation.

And by every other manufacturer doing connections etc in different ways - (even one manufacturer over different models will change things) have shot themselves in the foot for doing this.

If the Samsun has a DLNA server then your receiver would have been able to use it, but I doubt that, I'd say it's probably got a client to pull off a central server and playback on the phone.

The only thing I could think of would be a blue tool audio device at the receiver and use the bluetooth stereo function from the phone to send the music to the receiver.

Something like :

I didn't go looking for a local product, but you get the idea.

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  #341108 13-Jun-2010 01:46
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I just bought an old pair of Bluetooth headphones, opened them up and wired the outputs to a snipped rca cable. If that makes sense.

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