Hello all. I’m working to rip an old non-functional crestron system out and simplify.
What we have
rack with 3x gen1 sonos zone units, ie unamplified devices that go into a crestron audio matrix. Plan to remove all of this and replace with 3x of the newer ‘AMP’ models. These run to 3 speaker zones.
2x Direct TV receivers in the rack, routed through crestron. Looking for options here. Willing to move DTV boxes to each TV, but then how to get audio into Sonos. ‘Port’ units? What if I put a soundbar in at the TV and used that for input, can sonos take input on the sound bar and distribute it to the other speakers etc? ie, DTV->Arc->AMP1 and AMP2 and a Sonos One?
Alternatively, keep DTV in the rack and figure out how to stream the video to each TV. Can’t figure out if there is an ‘on net’ streamer for DTV i can use or not. If they are in the rack, can I double duty the AMPs as inputs? For instance, DTV1→AMP1 then stream anywhere. And.. if so… can the AMP’s input be separate from the output? ie, DTV1→AMP1 but have a different audio playing on AMP1 and DTV1 audio on a patio speaker for instance?