Hello. I am in Japan and found your forum just recently. I got the following idea after seeing this forum while fretting over the fact that the audio system I have ordered has an IPad dock but that it cancels out line inputs. The new
system, Beosound 8, would also hook to my cable TV sound output and a DVD player via an audio junction box. But with the IPad installed, it would render the other sources unplayable unless I removed the IPad from the dock.
Then I read about AirPlay here. It seems now I can buy an Airport Express, install it between my Cable Modem and the audio junction box, and then use the IPad (I have the IPad one) like a remote control or even another computer to
stream music A few things I have questions about:
- if I have the volume on on the IPad, I don't want sound to come out of it. Is there a setting to turn this off or do I have to install a plug in the line out jack of the IPad?
-will it work with Internet radio apps? I hope so. I have several that I use. Hopefully one will work.
-I already have a Time Capsule (Airport Extreme with hard disk). Does this become obsolete or can I use it as an
extender to get Wifi upstairs? I heard you can use the Express as an extender, but would hope I could use the
Capsule as the extender as the place for my Internet cable modem will be next to the tv. It would be redundant to have the Capsule getting the signal from the modem and the AE right next to it sending to the audio system. I hope therefore to have the AE as the receiving modem and the Capsule maybe next to my desktop on the second floor.
-As an alternative, I have seen Airfoil, which would presumably send audio from my desktop to the IPad using one of the wireless routers mentioned. Don't know how it compares. Also, that would require me going upstairs to select
music on the desktop, unless there is a new version that would allow me to send FROM my IPad to the Airport
Express. But in that guess it would be the same as AirPlay I guess.
Any other solution, I wonder?
Thanks for any info you can provide.