Hi, I'm kind of new to all this modern technology and would like to have a better understanding of it. I recently bought a Yamaha Receiver RX-V679 which has both Bluetooth and WiFi functionality. However, I soon learned that most manufacturers have proprietary systems and they don't like talking to each other.
Also, I was under the impression that if I bought a Bluetooth portable speaker, I would be able to sync it to my receiver and hear everything that was going through the receiver. Instead, what I have learned so far, is that a Bluetooth device iPad, etc. can SEND stuff to the receiver and the receiver will accept that stream and play it throughout the living room but it doesn't work in reverse.
Please confirm if my assumption is correct.
This receiver is also WiFi certified but Yamaha told me it would not sync with any WiFi speakers that were not made by Yamaha. Can someone verify that.?
The name "Receiver" imply s to me that it can "receive" stuff but maybe not transmit it, (send it out). Is this basically correct?
My Samsung TV only has ONE optical audio output which I have connected to my receiver so I'm restricted to what ever portable playing device I use if I want to listen to Bluetooth speakers. I was hoping I could use Bluetooth speakers outdoors and listen to a game that is playing on TV but it doesn't look like that is going to be possible. If I am mistaken on any of this, please let me know. Thanks