Originally Posted by jdsmoothie
Also note that the Sirius/XM inputs were dropped as Sirius/XM is accessible from any networking model (to include the 2112CI) by using the internet radio feature and having a premier Sirius/XM subscription.
On the issue of Sirius/XM inputs, I'm at a decision point and need some assistance in making it. Should I run Cat 5/6 cable from my router to the 2112ci in order to get Sirius Radio (and other stuff?) or use my existing Sirius HomeConnect Tuner? One other thing I'm trying to accomplish is eliminating the need for the Roku, through which I mostly listen to Pandora Radio.
Here's my proposed setup to get Sirius Radio using my existing equipment with no
ethernet connection to my 2212ci. I've listed all
my connections to be clear. Will this work or am I defying some laws of physics that I have overlooked? AVR 2112ci Input Connections
a) Tuner - N/A
b) CD L/R - from CD Player Audio Out L/R
c) DVD (renamed Sirius) L/R - from AVR 789 Zone 2 Out L/R
d) HDMI 1 (BD) - from BDP HDMI Out
e) HDMI 6 (V. Aux) - from Roku HDMI OutAVR 2112ci Output Connections
a) Monitor/ARC - to TV HDMI 2 (ARC)
b) Zone 2 Pre-out L/R - to AVR 789 CD input (renamed AVR 2112)
c) Speaker Front L/R - to front speakers
d) Speaker Center - to center channel speaker
e) Speaker Surround L/R - to surround speakers
f) Speaker Rear Surrounds L/R - None
g) Subwoofer Pre-Out - SubwooferAVR 789 Input Connections
a. CD L/R (renamed AVR 2112) - from AVR 2112 Zone 2 Pre-Out
b. SAT TU1 Sirius - Sirius HomeConnect Tuner w/external, roof-mounted antennaAVR 789 Output Connections
a. Zone 2 Out L/R - to AVR 2112 DVD (renamed Sirius) L/R
b. Speaker A Front L/R - to kitchen speakers
c. Speaker B Front L/R - to deck speakersTo listen to Sirius Radio
1) Set AVR 2112 source to DVD (renamed Sirius)
2) Set AVR 789 Main Zone source to CD (renamed AVR 2112
3) Set AVR 789 Zone 2 source to Sirius
I'm not too worried about dropping signals with a wired ethernet connection but I live in a 2 story house so running Cat 5/6 would be a bit of a challenge. With my roof-mounted satellite antenna I have never had any signal loss or drops.
What additional benefits would I get from having my 2112ci connected to my home network/internet ABOVE
what I currently get using my Samsung SmartTV with WiFi? Admittedly, the Samsung SmartHub interface is clunky.