Hoping to setup WMC for Live TV. Questions about extenders/players..
Hi guys and girls. There's a couple of spots on the forums that this may belong to so I'm hoping I'm posting this in the most relevant area.
I am looking to cut the cord. My plan is to get 1 or two HD Homerun duals and plug them into my Gbit router using OTA antenna. I already have a PC to be my WMC Host (Lenovo ThinkCentre M91p 5067A1U Desktop Computer Core i5 i5-2400S 2.5GHz). I am looking to either use the same PC or another device to be my media player. The part where I'm running into trouble is that I need this media player/PC to simultaneously broadcast the same audio to the TV via HDMI and to my Onkyo surround sound system via digital audio/SPDIF.
From everything I've read so far, windows 7 can not have two active audio devices so I can not just purchase an audio card with SPDIF to add to the PC without having to disable/enable devices every time I need to use an alternative device.
I've been looking into the xBox 360 but apparently those don't have digital audio out.
I currently have a Boxee box and WD Media player Live but neither of those are WMC extenders.
So this is where I am stuck. Any ideas or thoughts you can share would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.