I would like to sollicit some advice on my theoretical Home Theater setup. I have an old InFocus beamer (DVI input) and a Denon AVR3805 receiver which I would like to use. These used to be hooked up to a desktop (Video Card DVI to beamer DVI and Toslink motherboard to Toslink receiver). I have now moved and the desktop is unpractical locationwise so am thinking on buying a laptop and using this as HTC. I have my eye on a Dell XPS 15 (http://www.dell.com/us/p/xps-15-9530/pd?oc=dncwx1249h&model_id=xps-15-9530#overrides=dncwx1249h:454~PATNB) which has HDMI and a mini DisplayPort output.
My question: what would be the best way to split video and sound to the beamer and receiver?
For video I was thinking mini DisplayPort to DVI of the beamer via an adapter.
For audio I was thinking USB to external sound card (soundblaster X-Fi) which then sends Toslink to Toslink AVR.
Looking forward to your advice!
Thanks & regards,
Worked well for bitstreaming AC3 and DTS.