Ok, this is what I have been looking for. First off, i need to explain my set up.
I currently have an arcam avr300 with a computer (htpc) setup with HD/blu ray movies and flac audio files in the system. Im also running a pioneer elite blu ray player that i dont use, but would still would keep in the setup. Im running everything for now into a older but still very good mit rear projection tv.
What i am looking for is tout my new arcam p7 with a new processor setup so I can enjoy 2 channel and home theater in one component. I was told i should get a rotel 1570b for my flac files because it has the usb/computer digital hookup and a integra or anthem mrx500-700 for my ht, but I want to run everything through the amp and not use the amps from either a receiver/processor or the rotel. I have a programmer to set everything up on one remote, then use the mouse on the computer once i engage the computer.
My question is, do I need both the rotel and processor for HT use or is there a processor that I can buy that will do all of these things? I was told that a lot of processors don't have the usb digital setup for my computer flac files.
Any advice would be great. Thanks in advance.