Originally Posted by raminolta
I just acquired this receiver and I am still exploring its features.
Is it Mac OS X compatible? Can I have access to my media files on a mac system through network connection? If so, do I need a special software?
I am looking for a network file client application.
Out of the box, no it isn't. There are two ways to make it compatible though.
The least expensive way is to get a DLNA server for the Mac. Do that and share your iTunes music folder and you will see your media files on the receiver.
The next way is to pick up either an Apple TV 2 or Airport Express. The ATV 2 is an excellent add-on that allows streaming of audio and video from your Mac or from any iPhone you may have. It's also great for Netflix and iTunes content. The only drawback is that it will only work on the Main Zone since it is all-digital.
The AP Express works the same way, but it only does audio files. The AP express also has analog outputs, so you can connect it to the receiver and output the audio on any zone.