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Old 04-08-2016, 09:30 AM   #1
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Tv audio through ceiling speakers

I'M still waiting for my jayfeather 23RLSW to be delivered. I don't know who the manf. of stereo is unit is, guessing a Furrion but don't know the model.

With the TV about 8 or 9 feet from the couch and my senior hearing I was hoping to be able to run the TV audio to the ceiling speakers through the radio if it has audio input jacks. Has anyone been able to do this?

I didn't buy the TV through Jayco. I bought a Samsung to install myself.

I also thought about a wireless Bluetooth speaker to put on the counter near the couch but I'm not up to speed on all this new technology and if it would work.

Your help is needed. Thanks Wireman
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Yes. I at first wired my TV outputs to my stereo and upgraded the ceiling speakers. The best thing though was we bought a Yamaha soundbar at costco and mounted it above the TV. Much better sound, and it also has the bluetooth feature so wife can send music to it with her iphone/ipad. Now just CD/radio are wired to ceiling.
For the wireless bluetooth speaker you have, the TV or whatever source, would also have to have bluetooth as output option.
So, TV audio out to stereo AUX input would be the easiest fix. The speaker uograde may also help if not adequate. Adding a soundbar is next step up, IMO.
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Thanks for the info. I'm putting in the largest TV I can fit in the recessed opening. There is a rectangular opening below the TV but it's not very wide, can't remember the demension's.


When I first saw the layout I thought about a sound bar, but I'm not sure if there is one short enough to fit the opening. That would be the easiest solution.


Does your radio also have a DVD player? If so how does it feed to the TV? HDMI, RCA cord's, or component cords? If you have a DVD player is it 720 or 1080 resolution?


I know every model will be different on components but I would think wiring would be similar.


I think also the A/c plug is the opening and the 12 volt amp switch for the antenna and coax connections, so not a lot of room for a sound bar.


Sorry for all the questions, just trying to get ahead of the game.
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Our Jensen stereo does have dvd/cd player but I put a bluray player on the shelf and it plays through the soundbar. The original radio is now just for 12v camping, handles radio, cd and plays through ceiling and outside speakers. The bluray was also to handle any streaming we might do, if wifi is available.
To handle the number of devices I put a six outlet power strip in behind the bluray.
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I had to replace my RV stereo recently and got a Jense AWM968t with Bluetooth (receiver) built-in to allow me to play my iPhone music via the stereo - but it doesn't play to Bluetooth devices like headphones and speakers. For this I bought a Bluetooth 4 transmitter on Amazon. The one I got supports 2 simultaneous headphone/speaker connections. The new stereo had 3 speaker outputs and I only needed 2 so the third was wired as input to the Bluetooth transmitter. The transmitter needs USB for power (beyond using its built-in battery) so bought a wired in 12v USB power connection on Amazon and connected it to the stereo powered- antenna lead so the USB only draws power when the stereo is on. All works great. Can listen to TV or stereo while everyone else is sleeping. Can get specific part numbers and schematic if anyone needs it
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Oh yea... On my trailer there was no audio connection from TV back to the RV stereo. I added one by using the TV headphone outlet and using adapters to get to RCA jacks and ran a cable to aux inputs on back of RV stereo. This now allows playing the TV via the stereo speakers. Takes some work to get the cable between TV and stereo through cupboards etc.
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RobertCowdery, Do you know what model stereo-dvd radio you have? I'm picking up my TT next week and from what I can tell it has a Furrion, model DV3100.


Not a lot of good reviews on the Furrion stereos.


Without seeing the back of the unit, I don't know if it has a AUX input.


It doesn't bother me to run new cabling as TV and stereo are close together.


How is the volume and clarity doing it this way? A sound bar would be ideal but I have a very small area for that and I'm not sure if they make one that short(wide).


I don't need a home stereo quality system just some volume. The mini speakers used on the flat screens of today leave a lot to be desired.


I'd post a pic of the floor plan and TV area for my model but can't figure out how to insert it into this post. Floor plan is a Jay Feather 23RLSW. Wireman
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Wireman...goto Furrion.com you can download all the manuals for the different models and see what connection they have.
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Mounting soundbar

The yamaha is meant to sit in front of tv or mount to a wall. We used L brackets and hung it above and just behind the tv. It hangs from below cabinets above and that area was hollow, flimsy wood but was able to open that area from inside cabinets and drop a solid board in there.
I had thought that I might just stow it when not using it and place it when watching tv but didn't know where I'd stow it and not damage it.
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My 26BH came with a Furrion Entertainment System with speakers in ceiling and on exterior. The Furrion doubles as the DVD player for my TV (aftermarket TV that I bought and installed). When playing a DVD, the sound can come either from the TV or the speakers in the ceiling. When watching just normal TV though, the sound only comes from the TV. The wiring that was installed at the factory is HDMI Cable from the Furrion to the TV along with Red/White RCA Cables. I have tried to get the normal TV sound to come out of the ceiling speakers but haven't been successful in figuring that part out yet. It does it automatically when watching a DVD though. The Furrion that came installed also has Bluetooth capability so I can play music off my phone through the Furrion and the sound comes out of the speakers installed in the camper as well, which is a great addition (although the speakers are not of very good quality so I will be swapping them out in the future).
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