I currently have hundreds of music files on my PC, all in "WAV" format, controlled by "Media Monkey", listed to only when already working at my computer. Like all, I wish to play the music (all "WAV" files) on my computer through my main audio/video system. The a/v system is located in another room (central to which is a Marantz SR-6003 receiver and Oppo-83-SE CD/Blu-ray player). Know also: I have Verizon's FiOS service for TV and Internet, including a Verizon-supplied router/modem with lots of available inputs and outputs.
I am BRAND NEW to media server issues, and frequently become lost when reading these posts. As of now, it seems that the SB Touch is a really good way to go, especially since the price of entry is only $300.
Apparent problem: Even though the SB Touch's remote controller is reported to be pretty good, I'm old, wear bifocal glasses, and could never read the tiny screen on the SB Touch from my easy chair across the room. It would be great if the SB unit had a video output so that a video signal could be read on, and controlled from, one's large TV screen, but, alas, such seems not to be the case. I suppose most members of this user group are thirty or more years younger than I, and could see the cilia on a fruit fly's butt from a distance of 50 paces. But believe me, many of you will be old, too, someday. So, is the SB Touch the wrong product for me? Is the only alternative for my problem to ALSO purchase an $800 iPad and use the app, which I understand is available?
Although I would not yet know how to do so, what would members of this group think of my pruchasing a smaller laptop, moving my audio files and Media Monkey thereto, and controlling everything from a keyboard and monitor now only an arms-length away. I again state, however, that I yet have no idea how to get the signal from the laptop to the router and then to the receiver, but I suppose that's a problem for a separate thread.