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1990 posted on Thu, Sep 10 2015 5:23 PM

In my mailbox, and on the BeoPlay.com website: 

B&O PLAY is introducing a new interface connecting "most TV's" to the BeoPlay S8, enabling it to play music, and the sound of the TV.

Big question to me seems: does it feature MultiRoom? If so, all my problems are solved and I can finally pull the trigger on buying some new stuff :) And: pricing? Hopefully it's an Essence in another box, with optical-in.

"CONNECTION HUB

HASSLE-FREE CONNECTIVITY

The B&O PLAY Connection Hub allows you to hook up BeoPlay S8 to almost any TV and audio sources, using optical or analogue cables. 

No extra remotes are needed, as the Connection Hub learns the IR commands from your TV remote or any other remote. 

The Connection Hub handles up to 3 connections at a time, and automatically changes to the last audio source to play, so if you’re listening to music, and the TV is turned on, the sound of the TV will take over. It’s as easy as that!"

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Answered (Verified) 1990 replied on Tue, Sep 29 2015 8:20 AM
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TWG:

Let's hope it allows Beo 4,5,6 Beoremote one, Essence wheel control for the attached speakers!

Unfortunately not, it seems:

"The Connection Hub enables IR learning for three commands (volume up, volume down and mute) from a non-B&O TV remote control. The B&O TV remote control does not support IR learning for this Connection Hub."

 

There is however the possibility to set-up a source for fixed volume:

 

"Fix volume adjustment
Double press the muti button to disable local volume control. The indicator turns red for the source in this mode."

 

Full manual here: BeoPlay S8 Manual with Connection Hub

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But, are we right, when we assume, that other BeoLabs could be connected instead of the S8-set?

MM

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You can connect power link speakers directly on the output power link socket :) (Not assuming anymore;)

It works for all powerlink Bang and Olufsen loudspeakers.

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Hi Koijan,

Yes, the Hub can be programmed to give volume control of the speakers using the TV infra-red remote.

Kind regards, Steve.

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davidr replied on Thu, Mar 23 2017 10:13 PM

hunh okay so it was DOA, well happens I guess.

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Micha77 replied on Wed, Aug 16 2017 12:11 PM

Hi everyone,

 

I intended to buy a Beolab 7-2 for my Panasonic TV. I will also buy the connection hub ofc. Connect the Beolab to the output power link socket on the hub. Then connect toslink between tv and hub.

Now to my question. I want to connect a Chromecast Audio to the hub with minijack 3.5mm. But when I stream spotify to the chromecast will the beolab turn on automatically?

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Playlink replied on Wed, Aug 16 2017 12:29 PM

Yes, its is possible. It has auto audio sense. 

Regards

Raymond

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Playlink replied on Wed, Aug 16 2017 12:30 PM

Yes, its is possible. It has auto audio sense. 

Regards

Raymond

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Micha77 replied on Wed, Aug 16 2017 12:50 PM

Wow thanks Yes - thumbs up I really hope so

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So that means I can adjust volume if I use it between my Sony TV and Beolab17?

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So that means I can adjust volume if I use it between my Sony TV and Beolab17?

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Hi Koijan,

Yes, the Hub can be programmed to give volume control of the speakers using the TV infra-red remote.

Kind regards, Steve.

Steve.

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Hi all, have just moved house and plan to put the S8 on my Panasonic tv. via the hub and optical 

i also want to run my airport express into the hub for AirPlay, will the hub switch between the 2 sources and should I go aux from the airport to the Hub or use the power link cable that originally came with the S8. I had a version before the hub?

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Hi all, have just moved house and plan to put the S8 on my Panasonic tv. via the hub and optical 

i also want to run my airport express into the hub for AirPlay, will the hub switch between the 2 sources and should I go aux from the airport to the Hub or use the power link cable that originally came with the S8. I had a version before the hub?

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Hi blakspark,

Please connect the Airport Express to the 3.5mm input of the S8 Hub, the hub can then switch between the Airport Express and the TV as required.

Kind regards, Steve.

Steve.

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Founder of Sounds Heavenly Cables and Brand Ambassador for Bang & Olufsen

Sounds Heavenly are proud to sponsor BeoWorld!

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