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    Default Chromecast: Need ideas non-TV options

    Been a Chromecast user from day one (was one of the lucky ones who scored one right after they announced it) and I really do enjoy it. Currently both of my TV's have one. I am planning an outdoor stereo that I would like to control with a Chromecast. The stereo would consist of two outdoor speakers. Is there any other option to connect the chromecast to the speakers other then a stereo receiver? I believe that this will be my only option, which I am fine with, but if anyone else has an idea please let me know. I don't plan on having a TV outside.

    I like the idea of using the Chromecast in this situation because it's cheap and I like the ability to just bring up Google Music and switch devices with ease. I have also thought of doing a Sonos set up but that would require much more expensive equipment.
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    Default Re: Need ideas non-TV options

    Offhand, I am not aware of another solution. I would honestly just go with what you are planning.

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    I think the issue is that the stuff needed to make it work would make it more costly.

    At the least you would need a adapter to convert the hdmi to stereo analog output. Then output that signal to a amplifier of some sort. Which connects to the speakers.

    Then the question is, is that better then some bluetooth options avaliable.

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    Default Re: Need ideas non-TV options

    Frankly, the best option is Bluetooth speakers. There is no way I am aware of to cast anything directly to regular speakers. You need at a minimum an amplifier and something to convert a digital signal to an analog signal. It would seem to me that a Bluetooth speaker is at the very least just as inexpensive as simply buying regular quality speakers.
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    Default Re: Need ideas non-TV options

    Thanks guys. I have the speakers already so it looks like I will be on the look out for a receiver. I don't mind going the way of bluetooth but I would like to keep everything consistent if possible.
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    Default Re: Need ideas non-TV options

    Quote Originally Posted by Still Mostly Harmless View Post
    Thanks guys. I have the speakers already so it looks like I will be on the look out for a receiver. I don't mind going the way of bluetooth but I would like to keep everything consistent if possible.
    Could do something like http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B003OE...0-20&m1k=vb_ac with a bluetooth bridge of some sort. Or simply a aux cable from the phone.

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