I am trying to get an audio input signal into my system for watching TV on our patio outside of our MBR (Master Bedroom). On this MBR patio, I already have a pair of outdoor speakers fed by a Connect:Amp labeled “Patio” that I would like the ability to listen to while watching the MBR’s Television.
Currently we watch the MBR TV through a typical 5.1 home theatre style AVR system, an older Onkyo HT-RC160 and do not use the TV’s audio at all. The TV (Sony XBR-85X900H) is only used for Video which is fed from the AVR through an HDMI.
When outside on the patio with the doors shut during hot or cold weather we have to crank up the (non Sonos) AVR which is a little annoying to others in the house. I would really like to use the current Patio outdoor speakers which are right there already installed.
The Onkyo AVR has HDMI inputs from multiple sources, a Dish Network STB, a PC, a PS4 and an older Connect labeled “MBR”
In my home, I have several of the older style Sonos’ Connect:Amps, Connects (non-amp), a Playbar and one of the current Amp products.
In my MBR near the Onkyo AVR, I also have another Connect:Amp labeled “Pool” and a Connect (non-amp) labeled “MBR” that is used as an audio input into my Onkyo AVR.
In another room I have one of the current gen Amps labeled “Kabinet” that I could swap out with the Connect:Amp “Pool” if needed.
I hope this makes sense as I finally get to my question, which is basically how can I get a signal into my system that can be paired with the “Patio” Connect:Amp?
- If I do swap the amps (Pool and Kabinet) and place the newer Amp “Kabinet” near the MBR AVR, can I use the signal out of the AVR, then into an HDMI splitter then one HDMI out to the TV’s video input and the other HDMI out into the “Kabinet”s HDMI input? (Does the Sonos Amp use the HDMI as a Line-In??)
- Or should I see if I can get the Sony XBR-85X900H TV to output an audio signal out of it’s Headphone jack, then use a 3.5 mm to RCA cable as a Line In on any one of the Sonos products?
- Or am I overlooking some other way of getting the TV’s signal input into my system?
Even though I currently do have a Sonos Playbar in another part of the house and love it, I do not want to introduce one (an Arc) into my MBR system as it will not match the sound of my current 5.1 system with a 12” sub, tower fronts, dedicated center and ceiling mounted surrounds.
Thank you for any help!