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geokker
2005-11-26, 13:09
I need a new stereo for the livingroom. I ditched a big, ugly HiFi a while ago and replaced it with my DVD player hooked up to some good speakers. It works well. However, I don't really want to pfaff about with CD's anymore. So I think I can solve the problem with some Apple purchases.

I want to plug a 30GB iPod into the IR docker plugged into the telly and speakers. This I've calculated this to cost a reasonable 278. This would allow me to access and play all my music through the telly from the sofa. Apart from the non-scart composite cable issues, can anyone see any problems with this idea?

atomicbartbeans
2005-11-26, 13:25
...HiFi...pfaff...docker...telly...non-scart...
Of all the Brits on AppleNova, I think this one's the most interesting. :lol:

Maciej
2005-11-26, 13:26
No problems really, you'd just have to get up to change songs, unless you got the remote, etc...

You might want to look into a A.E. if you've got a laptop? Thats the setup I have.

Franz Josef
2005-11-26, 13:38
Looks fine, geokker. As Maciej alluded, there are other possibilities such as Mac (preferably laptop) with AirPort Express (AirTunes) to play music. This can be used with a mobile phone and Salling Clicker to control iTunes (and other apps) remotely.

If you are looking to explore broader possibilities - in addition to remote music, you might like to consider Elgato EyeTV with CyTV. This allows digital TV to be watched on on two Macs simultaneously with the TV signal piped from one Mac to the other via AirPort.

Have fun.

Maciej
2005-11-26, 13:39
I forgot about Front Row, is there some way to incorporate this Josef?

Franz Josef
2005-11-26, 13:51
It's a good question - I haven't used the hacked version on my PB; the remote presumably only currently works with the new iMac G5 and the new iPod dock. Anyone?

joabpower
2005-11-26, 14:56
it is worth to wait for the iMac intel or to buy the iMac G5 ?

chucker
2005-11-26, 15:19
Of all the Brits on AppleNova, I think this one's the most interesting. :lol:

I guess you don't know what SCART (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SCART) is. ;)

geokker
2005-11-26, 15:39
No problems really, you'd just have to get up to change songs, unless you got the remote, etc...

You might want to look into a A.E. if you've got a laptop? Thats the setup I have.

The IR remote is an essential port of the solution - bummer it's not radio though, aiming seems so dated.

I just want to play music and be able to browse my collection comfortably. the idea of having to boot up a lappy to do this seems like a giant leap back. I have a friend who uses a projector for telly - takes 5 minutes to warm up and it's noisy to boot!

Franz Josef
2005-11-26, 15:44
it is worth to wait for the iMac intel or to buy the iMac G5 ?3 posts on the same topic .....hmmm...... . Buy the iMac G5. It's just been updated, it's very good indeed and you're using Windows now.

torifile
2005-11-26, 15:44
the idea of having to boot up a lappy to do this seems like a giant leap back
Having to boot up at all is dated! ;) Never shut your computer down. That's the easy solution to this. Hell, you don't even need to sleep your computer if you don't want to.

Franz Josef
2005-11-26, 15:45
Having to boot up at all is dated! ;). What tor said. :D

Bryson
2005-11-26, 16:10
I guess you don't know what SCART (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SCART) is. ;)

As someone who works with it every day, i can tell you that Scart is the work of the Devil...

Time for Tiffin, what-ho?

geokker
2005-11-26, 16:17
As someone who works with it every day, i can tell you that Scart is the work of the Devil...

Time for Tiffin, what-ho?

Amen.

Maciej
2005-11-26, 16:23
I just want to play music and be able to browse my collection comfortably. the idea of having to boot up a lappy to do this seems like a giant leap back

I don't know how you expect to browse your music comfortably from your couch with this setup. Unless you memorize your music you will be forced to get up, to scroll through and find what you want to play. Or I'm missing a part of your plan.

geokker
2005-11-26, 16:56
Eh? I assume the iPod screen will appear on the telly. The components are:

iPod
IR Dock
Remote
A/V Cable
Speakers
telly

Maciej
2005-11-26, 17:24
Okay, I guess this is where I'll take my leave, I don't have much experience with this...