I’ve been looking for a long time for a way to utilize my home theater system as a Bluetooth streaming receiver. It drives me nuts that we use an Amazon Tap for audio streaming when we have a very nice system sitting right there unused. The issue I have, however, is that BalenaSound requires your output device (speakers/receiver/etc) to be turned on 24/7 waiting to receive an audio stream, wasting electricity (quite a bit of it for a power-hungry receiver).
Instead what I’d like to do is have BalenaSound use HDMI-CEC to turn on the receiver and switch to the appropriate input upon Bluetooth connection. Is there an out-of-the-box way to do that or am I looking at some custom coding and/or scripting?
In an ideal world, too, BalenaSound would output some kind of image via HDMI along with the audio. My receiver, at least, also will turn on the attached TV and I need to display something non-static so my plasma screen doesn’t burn in.