Hi guys. Bringing this old thread up again.
I have been using a HTPC, Lynx Two-B sound card and Jriver for surround decoding for a while and yesterday I also set it up with DSP/crossover for active front speakers (previously I used an external crossover for this).
While this works fine in my home theater, it will not work well in my living room with my TV. Here I have an external TV decoder which I would like to get sound through the system. Plus it would also be nice to get sound from an external device (i.e. Chromecast, Playstation, Apple TV) for Netflix, HBO, etc. Unfortunately not of these services offer full quality by using a computer, which is a shame.
So my question is whether there are any solutions where I can take the sound from external devices through a professional sound card like Lynx (sound and video need to be lip synced as well) and get everything working with a HTPC and Jriver, or if there any other options like the Oppo alternative that was mentioned here.
If not, using a good surround processor and external crossover seems to be the only choice. I can live with double conversion here Glimmie, but I don't like it :-)