I'm interested in how other people have set up their Home Entertainment systems - mainly focused on digital media and web-based content.
My system in embarrassingly ancient (by tech terms) and just spliced together over the years. I am thinking of re-doing the whole system over and want to know what tech is available that works.
The holy grail, of course, is to be able to access web based content, PC (digital - mp3, mp4, etc) content, Blue-ray/DVD content, legacy video content (VCR), plus Cable TV, Broadcast Radio, Audio CD's, Tape and Phonograph all in one place and controllable from one device (remote).
This is my setup:
- Main PC : digital "server" stores files. Connected through LAN (wired - 1Gbit).
- An old Pentium 4 PC with two TV tuner cards as a PVR. Connected through LAN.
- A D-Link DSM-520 Network Media Player - Connected through LAN & to TV.
- A Sony KV-34XBR910 TV connected to the Stereo Receiver.
- A Carver Stereo Receiver connected to a 6 port speaker switch. All legacy audio through the receiver.
- 5.1 speaker setup currently running in 2-channel mode.
It all work's but is clunky as hell. Time to join the 21st century!
How do you do it? Please identify your equipment!