I might sound stupid. But here it goes anyway. I am tired of changing formats for Home theater audio, video formats, disk standards. Too many moving parts and it seems to be hard to keep up with.
I am thinking a plug and play might be a good way to keep up with. I have a old integrated receiver that i need to replace. I am thinking of just using a HTPC for it. Because all audio files can be in HDD instead of CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray, etc. Same goes for Video(mpg, divx, vob, etc...). Using good video cards and audio cards shouldn't i be able to connect it to say a amp?. Amp will drive my floor standing speakers. HTPC will act as pre-amp if you will.
has anybody tried it/thought about it? seems like, if any new stuff comes along, it is just a question of changing that particular card and you will be fine.
what kind of recommendation you have if stick with just stereo? if it is 5.1 what kind of amp?
thanks for your help.