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Latest post 02-17-2010 6:33 AM by andy. 20 replies.
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  • 02-03-2010 8:28 AM

    • andy
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    Newbie Question....

    Hello...

    i bought my first Mac at the weekend, a Mini along with an IPOD Touch on wicj i have downloaded the "remote" software.

    So, in my lounge i have a new BV732 with a Mini connect, and it all works fine, i can control itunes throught the Touch no worries ( but no RADIO on the list ??..should it be there ?)

    Anyway..when i go into the kitchen and turn my Beolab2000 on by the end button it turns on and i can hear what ever i am listening to in the main roon

    now......

    in the bedroom i have an old avant with some Lab6000`s.....i cannot for the life of me get this to turn on with the Mini as the source....

    i havent yet investigated video as yet btw...thats next...but how do i turn my avant on to the pc source ?.....

    i am a computer numpty btw !...lol

    andy

  • 02-03-2010 9:06 AM In reply to

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    Re: Newbie Question....

    Hi Andy,
    I'm not sure, but I think the Beovision must be NRADIO/NMUSIC compliant to work, and I don't think the Avant is.
    If I'm wrong, someone will soon correct me, I'm sure.
    Hope you are wellSmile

    Andy.

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  • 02-03-2010 9:42 AM In reply to

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    Re: Newbie Question....

    Jandyt:

    Hi Andy,
    I'm not sure, but I think the Beovision must be NRADIO/NMUSIC compliant to work, and I don't think the Avant is.
    If I'm wrong, someone will soon correct me, I'm sure.
    Hope you are wellSmile

    Andy.

    Yes, I have to correct you:  in a setup like Andy's, the TV has not to be NMusic compliant. I was  using a pretty much similar setup: Mac mini connected to a BV 7-32, in one link room a BL 2000 and in a second link room a MX4002, all connected via masterlink. I could hear the music from iTunes running on my Mac via BL 2000 and MX4002, as the sound signal is simply distributed per masterlink like sound from any other source. Unfortunately I have changed my setup and don't use the MX any longer, so I can't figure out experimentally what might be wrong with Andy's setup

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  • 02-03-2010 9:58 AM In reply to

    Re: Newbie Question....

    Hey Andy

    What V.OPT (video option) is your Avant set to?

    Make sure the Avant is set to V.OPT : 6

  • 02-03-2010 10:19 AM In reply to

    Re: Newbie Question....

    The Avant should be fine with N.Music. Agree with above - it may be set to just get video commands. Mine is in a similar set up and is perfect.

  • 02-03-2010 10:20 AM In reply to

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    Re: Newbie Question....

    i cannot rememeber what its set to to be fair...but i do know that everythinf else, link wise works ok...ouverture (not in same room as tv btw!), tv..

    if i added n/music to the remote ?..might that work ??

    andy

  • 02-03-2010 10:22 AM In reply to

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    Re: Newbie Question....

    peter...what opt should it be set to and what should i add to the remote to turn it on ??

    andy

  • 02-03-2010 10:22 AM In reply to

    Re: Newbie Question....

    Yes - or if it very old, A.Tape2.

  • 02-03-2010 10:23 AM In reply to

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    Re: Newbie Question....

    Thanks Francis! Smile Sorry Andy!Embarrassed

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  • 02-03-2010 10:32 AM In reply to

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    Re: Newbie Question....

    peter

    its a flat screen, so adding n/music should do it ?

    i have to say i am impressed with the Mac thing....

    on my ipod touch btw i cannot get the list of internet radios stations on it....Radio is not even in the list of options on itunes in the touch..am i missing something ?

    andy

  • 02-03-2010 10:39 AM In reply to

    Re: Newbie Question....

    andy:
    on my ipod touch btw i cannot get the list of internet radios stations on it....Radio is not even in the list of options on itunes in the touch..am i missing something ?

    Andy,

    In iTunes...

    1.) Add a playlist titled "RADIO", or "RADIO REGGAE" or whatever...

    2.) Drag and drop your preferred stations to their respective playlists.

    3.) Enjoy!

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  • 02-03-2010 10:54 AM In reply to

    Re: Newbie Question....

    Hey Andy

    I have to say that adding N/music on your Beo4/Beo5 remote makes no sound available from your mac mini on your "avant bedroom".

    If the Avant (in OPTION 6) don't respond to your PC command, then you should try to change the command/Input name on your BV7 to V.AUX.

    And then give the Avant the V.aux command.

    If you want to have picture from the mac mini on the Avant you need to connect one extra analog video cable (CVBS/Composite) to the BV7 from the mac mini. And I don't think it's possible because the mac mini only has Mini-dvi as Picture output.

     

     

  • 02-03-2010 11:01 AM In reply to

    Re: Newbie Question....

    andy:

    in the bedroom i have an old avant with some Lab6000`s.....i cannot for the life of me get this to turn on with the Mini as the source....

    As your Mac mini is recent, you've connected it to the BV7 using HDMI or DVI.

    Beovisions are not able to distribute digital video or digital sound. That is why you cannot display anything on the Avant.

    A possible solution is to find a mini-displayport to VGA cable, and then a VGA to Composite converter. Then connect the composite cable along with analog sound to the scart of the BV7.

    You can keep the DVI or HDMI cable. This connection should come in addition, so you can enjoy HD on you BV7, but in that way it will use the SD signal.

    I have not tested the solution but that's the theory.

  • 02-03-2010 11:02 AM In reply to

    Re: Newbie Question....

    Also, Avant does not recognize the PC source as it is not a flat screen. So on your BV7, you need to rename you PC as V.AUX for example.
  • 02-03-2010 11:08 AM In reply to

    Re: Newbie Question....

    Hello again Andy

    Are you able to watch DVD from BV7 on your Avant?

  • 02-03-2010 11:20 AM In reply to

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    Re: Newbie Question....

    couple of answers now i have got that pesky work off my desk...lol

    mini mac is brand new so actually has 2 video outs...

    avant is a later flat tube

    have tried dvd ( BV7 is non-dvd version) with my external sony and never got it to work, but only tried it once and didnt put too much effort in

    so n/music may or may not work it seems from the replies...

    another question...if i get the sound to my avant...i presume i dont need to leave the BV7 "on", it will just go into stand-by

    also.....BV7 question....is there a "picture mute" ??

    also.....lol..while i am here...my normal ipod has all my music on ..but recorded from a pc...how do i sync this back to the mini mac ?....

     

    andy

  • 02-03-2010 11:31 AM In reply to

    Re: Newbie Question....

     

    If you want to view picture on your Avant from video-sources connected to BV7. You first need a RF-linkamplifier.

    After you have a RF-linkamplifier installed you need to control the video-source with PUC/STB control on BV7. And Remember what Phillondon said about digital video distribution is NOT POSSIBLE on the link, you need the extra analog video signal from the videosource. 

     

  • 02-03-2010 11:38 AM In reply to

    Re: Newbie Question....

    If you have a Beo5 remote you can add a button white the "p.mute" command.

    If you have a beo4 remote you can add the "p.mute" command in the list.

     

  • 02-05-2010 8:02 AM In reply to

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    Re: Newbie Question....

    first trail unsuccessful...adding n.music and r.music to the avant produced........nothing !

    as off yet i dont want ( or know how to!) change it to v.aux

    any bright ideas?

    what op should the avant be in ??...it is connected to a ouverture and a BV7..

    andy

  • 02-09-2010 9:20 AM In reply to

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    Re: Newbie Question....

    ok...

    so, adding N.Music, N.Radio to the Avant produced nothing

    i changed PC to v.Aux, (DVD2 in the AV4 menu on the 7)..added v.aux to thr avant remote..nothing !

    i have the mac into VGA and sound into the 2 phono sockets

    what about using optical out ( same jack as headphone out which i cannot think how it works but the manual says head[hone out/potical out)..and in to the Sdif (?) which id digital in........can i distribute digtal sound ?( not bothered about the mini mac picture btw)

    its getting on my wick now !...lol

     

    Peter ?....have you got this working ?

     

    andy

  • 02-17-2010 6:33 AM In reply to

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    Re: Newbie Question....

    problem solved.....bought airport and stuffed it in the ouverture !

    leads from sounds heavenly ! thank you !

     

    andy

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