I just set-up a new HT with AVS sourced projector, screen, and trimmings. Want to add the capability to display pictures (stored on networked PC's), surf web, email, etc . What is simple, clean approach? Just buy a cheap laptop to leave in the audio cabinet, connect via HDMI, get a BT wireless (my cabinet ifs enclosed) keyboard/mouse and be done? I do have a network connection available in audio cabinet (and Wifi for that matter). Also, to stream Netflix - without a netflix ready BD player - I assume I can do this via the laptop? FYI- I own a HP media center box that runs windows home server - it is still new in box as I was thinking of replacing my desktop soon and have not gotten around to installing it.
Also, can a Dell Zino be powered up and booted via my RF Remote when connected to my receiver. Have spare IR flashers.
Feedback on a clean, simple solution very much appreciated.