Soundbar via Bluetooth

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Whatever111
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Soundbar via Bluetooth

Post by Whatever111 » Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:26 pm

Hello,

I have a QNAP HS-251+ and I want to connect a LG sound bar via Bluetooth. Can I simply use a Bluetooth adapter via usb?

My QNAP is connected via HDMI to a projector and I want to use a sound bar for the sound. I want to be able to ** files but also Netflix with this setup.

Can you please help me?

Thank you

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Re: Soundbar via Bluetooth

Post by dolbyman » Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:17 pm

best to get an external player .. don't fiddle with the QNAP for sound or netflix (It's a NAS)

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Re: Soundbar via Bluetooth

Post by Whatever111 » Wed Jul 29, 2020 12:09 am

It’s advertised as “Quad-core silent & fanless NAS with HDMI-out for the best audiovisual experience”.
It works fine with a TV and I try to figure out how to use it with a projector.

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Re: Soundbar via Bluetooth

Post by dolbyman » Wed Jul 29, 2020 12:13 am

Yes it is sadly advertised as such .. good luck

look into HDMI audio splitters to connect your soundbar (most support stereo and 5.1 split)
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Re: Soundbar via Bluetooth

Post by Whatever111 » Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:43 pm

Thank you for your response.
My soundbar can only be used with Bluetooth.

Is there no way to stream sound via Bluetooth? I read that it’s possible to stream music via Bluetooth with the Music Station app and by using a Bluetooth adapter, but I didn’t find anything about streaming sound from a movie.

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Re: Soundbar via Bluetooth

Post by dolbyman » Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:41 pm

I dont know if a bluetooth dongle would be shown as output option in kodi

get one and try it out ..hope it has not too much latency

otherwise connect a bluetooth transmitter to above mentioned hdmi splitter
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Re: Soundbar via Bluetooth

Post by gggplaya » Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:36 am

Hard to believe a home theater soundbar is "bluetooth only" because bluetooth was never designed for high bandwidth. Sure, bluetooth has been upgraded with things like APTX audio, but that's still lossy sound. Not the best way to move sound to a home theater sound bar.

Are you sure you don't have Optical input on the sound bar, maybe a single coax as well as LG's sound sync input?

If it has an optical input, you can get an HDMI audio extractor to optical or coax output. https://www.amazon.com/avedio-links-Swi ... 07T2WSY3D/

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Re: Soundbar via Bluetooth

Post by Whatever111 » Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:37 pm

Thank you for your replies. It has an optical input. I will use an HDMI audio extractor.

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