Airplay on the cheap

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by dork420, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. dork420 macrumors regular

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    Feb 27, 2007
    #1
    Hey all

    Looking to get some airplay action up and running on my home theater speakers. I don't need or want Apple TV. Is the only other option at this point an Airport Express?
    If not, what are other options? I would love to see something in the $30 price range. Some kind of dongle. Is there or will there be such a thing?

    Thanks
     
  2. Danielsan macrumors newbie

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    Apr 28, 2011
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    a little late, I would suggest the appleTV2. it's about the same price as the airport express, and has built in optical out put for you amp.. or HDMI.

    it's about the same price as the airport express, and in my case (I have both) to get the airport sounding decent, I had to upgrade to the optical cable, and that task wasn't the easiest or cheapest.

    also.. I'm not a fan or wireless anything, and the 1gb/s port at the back of my appleTV2 works out very well.


     
  3. Danielsan macrumors newbie

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    Apr 28, 2011
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    but, if you're on the cheap, I have software that emulates airplay server that runs on my HTPC. that works just as well as the real thing.
     

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