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#377174 - 05/26/12 10:36 PM Apple TV listening?
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Registered: 07/10/11
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Loc: Cayman Islands
Tonight I sit an listen to my system on itunes via apple tv. Generally I would normally listen to the CD's but I am finding the quality of the stream to be pretty good. I don't remember if I ripped the cd's in lossless or not but for the ease of flipping through all my songs this is definately a good way to go.

How many of you use itunes/apple tv to listen to your music?
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#377182 - 05/26/12 10:57 PM Re: Apple TV listening? [Re: mrspeeed]
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I sometimes stream itunes to my bedroom processor through airport express.. i completely agree about the convenience factor.

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#377186 - 05/26/12 11:23 PM Re: Apple TV listening? [Re: mrspeeed]
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I use iTunes+airport express almost exclusively for music at home. No problems at all, other than occasional drops in signal when I'm using my iPhone as the source and it decides to wig out about the wireless network for a second.

I can't tell any quality difference between direct connection from the laptop or iPod vs wifi.
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#377225 - 05/27/12 02:17 PM Re: Apple TV listening? [Re: dakkon]
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Originally Posted By: dakkon
I sometimes stream itunes to my bedroom processor through airport express.. i completely agree about the convenience factor.

I need to check out the airport express. I have just bought 4 ATV's for various rooms and 2 remain in the box.
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#377236 - 05/27/12 05:36 PM Re: Apple TV listening? [Re: mrspeeed]
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If you're not going to do video, I'd definitely use an AE rather than an ATV. That way you also get wireless network extension, too.
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#377239 - 05/27/12 07:02 PM Re: Apple TV listening? [Re: Ken.C]
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Yes I agree but I will be using Netflix and then try to put my DVD's on them as well (which didn't go very wel my first try).
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#377254 - 05/27/12 10:59 PM Re: Apple TV listening? [Re: mrspeeed]
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I agree having music streamed is the easiest way to enjoy your full catalog of tunes at will. I haven't made the leap to AppleTV just have one iMac and several iPods in the house and the few times I have tried to use my Mac or an iPod as the source the music sound quality was very good, all my music is ripped at 320k and downloads are at 256. I do most of my music streaming via my NAS / Denon3808 and I have my music ripped to FLAC.
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#377255 - 05/27/12 11:11 PM Re: Apple TV listening? [Re: jakewash]
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Jason, you're getting really close to 10,000 posts.
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#377334 - 05/28/12 07:31 PM Re: Apple TV listening? [Re: jakewash]
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Originally Posted By: jakewash
I agree having music streamed is the easiest way to enjoy your full catalog of tunes at will. I haven't made the leap to AppleTV just have one iMac and several iPods in the house and the few times I have tried to use my Mac or an iPod as the source the music sound quality was very good, all my music is ripped at 320k and downloads are at 256. I do most of my music streaming via my NAS / Denon3808 and I have my music ripped to FLAC.


Yeah I have a doc for my Pioneer Elite but the menu system is terrible. So the ATV is a great improvement in that regard. The only issue I found is that my computer must be on for it to work and be on the right network. I have both a vpn and regular network and switch my computer back and forth depending on the application. So far I am impressed with streamed ATV sound quality.
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#377363 - 05/29/12 12:03 AM Re: Apple TV listening? [Re: mrspeeed]
Shane White Offline
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Registered: 10/05/08
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Loc: Perth, Western Australia
I stream via a Logitech Squeezebox. I think some others here do also.
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