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post #5161 of 5166 Old 12-28-2016, 10:44 AM
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Chromecast audio is the way to go for your purpose.

https://www.google.com/chromecast/audio/
Yep, CCA is looking pretty good. I had looked into this last summer and had forgotten about the Chromecast Audio only dongle. Kept coming back to the more versatile video units. I'm reading that there is an optical cable available which allows the use of the receivers DAC, improving sound quality. I'm a little rusty on this stuff, but would think that using a RCA connect through say the CD input would do the same.

Thanks for the information and quick responses.
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Yep, CCA is looking pretty good. I had looked into this last summer and had forgotten about the Chromecast Audio only dongle. Kept coming back to the more versatile video units. I'm reading that there is an optical cable available which allows the use of the receivers DAC, improving sound quality. I'm a little rusty on this stuff, but would think that using a RCA connect through say the CD input would do the same.

Thanks for the information and quick responses.
I am using a regular optical cable with a 3.5mm adapter on mine. Sounds good and I think it does bitstream after an earlier update.

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Hi,

i just joined the Denon club with an older, but nice and new AVR-1911 unit. It does everything I need and I was able to get it for a really good price. Anyway, I will get the receiver in few weeks time only, I do have some questions, hope you will be able to help me.

I use source an RPi2 that fully supports CEC, running Kodi on it. I have a Samsung 51 plasma screen that also fully supports CEC, and I control Kodi with the TV's remote, love it a lot.

Now I know the 1911 has HDMI Standby Passthrough and CEC support, this is both I need a lot. I use the TV speakers quite a lot when I don't need the AVR turned on at all (like watching news late at night, kids watching cartoons, wife some documentary, etc). I don't need ARC (my TV supports it), as I use the Kodi box as PVR and TV comes from Kodi too (so a single source atm).

RPi2 (Kodi) with CEC --> Denon AVR-1911 with CEC --> Samsung PS51D550 with CEC

I understand that the 1911 will passthrough the audio and video from Kodi to my TV without any problems. But can I control the Kodi box with TV's remote over CEC when the 1911 is in StandBy Passthrough mode, are the CEC-commands forwarded as well? I hope so.

Many thanks!
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Anyone got their 2311ci to work with various streaming devices? I've tried both the Chromecast and just this morning the Fire TV stick and both didn't work when connected to this AVR but work fine when connected directly to the TV.

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Anyone got their 2311ci to work with various streaming devices? I've tried both the Chromecast and just this morning the Fire TV stick and both didn't work when connected to this AVR but work fine when connected directly to the TV.
Not a direct answer to your question, but Chromecast and Chromecast Audio both work fine with my 1911.
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Not a direct answer to your question, but Chromecast and Chromecast Audio both work fine with my 1911.
I just get a "no signal" but don't know if I need to make changes to the Denon AVR settings? I do have the input correctly assigned.

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