Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Raleigh, NC, USA
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 42 Post(s)
Originally Posted by wekya
The Acer video output is crappy and needs serious calibration/tweaking. I was hoping to send pure video from the actual raw file on the NAS to the OPPO and hope that it is a more neutral signal. For instance, when I try to get some calibration images on the Acer, I can't get them to get down to the correct results of contrast, i.e. deep black. So when you say that I worry anything coming down HDMI from the Acer is not correct.
That could happen for video due to color space or other issues, but audio is different. If you can bitstream the audio on the HDMI output, you will hear no difference between streaming from the NAS and using the HDMI output from the HTPC.
If you mean to take the HTPC out of the cabinet entirely or you are planning on streaming video, then you probably do want a DLNA server given what you have said about the video quality.
Display: Panasonic P60UT50 (Plasma)
Speakers: (4) Monitor Audio Silver 9i (Front and Surround), (1) Monitor Audio Silver 12i (Center), (4) Monitor Audio Silver 4i (Rear and Wide), (2) Aperion Audio Bravus II 8d (Subwoofers)
Receiver: Pioneer Elite SC-87 AVR (9.2)
Sources: Oppo BDP-103, Roku 3, Cable...