I have the following components:
1. Samsung Smart TV (UN65H8000) connected to HDMI out port on receiver. Also has optical and RCA audio/video out options.
2. Yamaha AC receiver RX-V681 which drives surround sound speakers in living room
3. Sonos connect (line out connected to AV1 in on receiver) in living room
4. Sonos connect:amp in three other rooms (all reside in the living room and connected to each other via ethernet)
I can play pandora, my music library, etc great in the living room and other three rooms by setting the receiver to AV1 . . I can play TV audio fine by setting my receiver to HDMI2 (set top box).
I am trying to figure out a way to direct the TV audio to the Connect:Amp to play in the other three rooms. There is no "line out" or "audio out" on my receiver, except for a 3.5 mm headphone jack. I tried connecting the TV's red/white component output to the corresponding inputs on the Connect and then playing "Line in" on the amp to the entire group, but I'm not getting any sound. I'm assuming this is because the audio is being routed from the cable box to the Yamaha receiver to the speakers, and only the video signal goes to the TV, so there is no sound to forward to the Sonos connect. (When I turn the TV volume up to 100, there is no sound except the "volume up" sound effect).
Is it possible to accomplish this?