I want my NAD T777 w/ BluOs to Stream to my Bluesound Speakers

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    Hi Richard

    Thanks for the feedback. Unfortunately this is not possible even with the BluOS Module. It is a limitation of the NAD T777 Chassis as documented here at NAD's Support Site.

    https://support.nadelectronics.com/hc/en-us/articles/115016092888

     

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    Richard Deal

    Would you suggest I buy a 3rd device (like a Node) to stream to my Bluesound speakers, then?

    I could RCA or digital out from the NAD T777 whatever is currently playing and feed that into the node to stream to the Bluesound speakers? 

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  • Hi Richard

    Not easily... and definitely not without make hardware changes. That being said, I am going to open a request for you with our friends over at NAD.

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    Richard Deal

    Hey, Thanks for that!  This is a feature that may have been overlooked in development, but could add real functionality and market appeal.  -who wouldn't want to listen to their game or race everywhere as you are working around the house or entertaining.  Please have a wonderful day.

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  • I wouldn't say overlooked - it's about backwards compatibility.

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    Richard Deal

    Ahh gotcha.  It is ashamed my T777 (v3) is already obsolete or backwards.  It is almost 3 months old now but it came with the 4K UHD card with the BluOs dongle "to be able to listen to the same thing everywhere in the house on your WiFi speakers".  It is also modular to support other upgrades for the near future.  -so maybe they will continue development of this legacy product at some point.  Who wouldn't want to listen to the TV show or movie they are watching in the living room on their WiFi speaker when they walk into the kitchen or outside to grill, etc?  It is simply not possibly that I am the only person who desires (or even expects) this capability. 

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    Frans R

    The 777v3 is a redesign of the 777, which had no Wifi and no BluOs. By adding the BluOs upgrade unit to a HDMI-in port these options became available as an input signal. Sources connected to the BluOs upgrade unit (streaming) then are available to the BluOs network.

    What happens when you connect the HDMI input of the TV to one of the ports of the BluOs upgrade module? Can this cause feedback problems?

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  • Hi Frans

    You can share those inputs. It's a limitation of the T777v3 chassis firmware.

    We are aware of the limitation. Our engineering team is always looking for ways to improve functionality but this is a hurdle we simply haven't figured out yet and are unsure if we can overcome.

    You won't get feedback...

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    Frans R

    Just trying to help the OP :-)

    When I understand correct, the HDMI inputs on the BluOs upgrade unit are not broadcasted to other Bluesound units in the system, it is just a kind of network switch connected to the HDMI input of the 777.

    Would an optical input from TV to a Node 2 or a Node 2i be a solution then?

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    Richard Deal

    Thanks for trying to help. As I understand it...The BluOS upgrade is effectively an additional input device and was not intended to broadcast.  Whether this is because NAD HDMI Inputs cannot ARC (Audio Return Channel) or the BluOS module could not broadcast the audio if it were streamed into the HDMI from ARC we still don't know.  Bluesound just says that the NAD T777 v3 can't do it.  That being said Blusound has not said that they could handle it, either. -just that NAD can't.

    I have a 2nd HDMI out channel on my NAD that would stream audio out and as Frans said once before maybe I could plug the BluOS updrade into an HDMI input on my TV that does support ARC...as my LG OLED does.

    And when I asked if I could simply add a new device to stream whatever is playing in the living room to my Bluesound speakers (like a node seems to be capable of) over the WiFi they told me no.  ??  But didn't make any suggestions to me of something that might work, either.

    I should be able to digital out (or RCA out) from my NAD T777 to a new Node etc and stream the audio to my Bluesound speakers like I want, right??? 

    Is that not the solution?  Or push me away to something 3rd party?

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    Richard Deal

    Oh one more thing...The BluOS upgrade module is USB so I can't simply plug it into an HDMI source and see if it will broadcast sound.  Thanks for the suggestion, though!

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  • Would an optical input from TV to a Node 2 or a Node 2i be a solution then? - Frans

    I should be able to digital out (or RCA out) from my NAD T777 to a new Node etc and stream the audio to my Bluesound speakers like I want, right??? - Richard

    Maybe... depends if your TV disables Optical when using ARC. Some TVs do and there isn't any setting to change that.

    The BluOS upgrade module is USB so I can't simply plug it into an HDMI source and see if it will broadcast sound.

    This will not work. The USB adapter is a key that unlocks BluOS on the card. With the key, BluOS appears. Without the key, BluOS is dormant. There is no software on the key.

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