All you need is a wireless keyboard/mouse like the logitech I mentioned and you're done.
Not quite as I would not be able to see the computer screen on the main display screen. It is not connected in any way other than through an Ethernet connection to my Pro Pro as of now.
The Pre Pro has a built in network device that handles track selection etc. Not lossless audio and no internet connectivity.
I can purchase a USB to Digital coaxial connection,(many on the market dragonfly etc.) to connect the desktop computer to the Marantz into an open digital input for audio.
Yes these devices for about $200.00 allow lossless codecs.Still not connected for video though with only the Logitech suggestion.
Or the suggestion of an HDMI card and send audio and video to the Marantz and bypassing the network. Then the Logitech idea would possibly work by using the remote desktop to control my main PC as stated above.
You don't even need video, since you'll have your desktop display on your laptop.
If I choose the laptop route to try to control all sources via a remote program through some sort of downloadable program.
The lap top would use remote desk top to control the main pc? how is this accomplished wirelessly?
It appears there are 4 options that might do what i want in terms of sound picture and remote control.
- Get an apple something or other air play apple TV etc, I suppose this requires more investigation of this option. I thought they required a subscription.
- Get a Logitech wireless mouse and keyboard. This might be able to control the desk top PC and provide a picture on the main TV display and audio through the system via routing from desk top PC to Marantz to display via some means.
- A dongle and the HDMI card to provide audio and video to the Marantz via HDMI then video via Marantz to display(s). The dongle controls what is seen on the main display reproducing the desk top PC via pc copy.
- Get a lap top to control all sources via a downloadable configurable program of sorts. Use PC copy screen to see the main desktop. Control the desk top wirelessly via laptop by???
Get audio and video to the Marantz by?
Which one of the above options or any others will do what I require the best?