My original post was focused on ideas on how to channel the sound component from my HP-dv6000-Entertainment PC through my AVR 135 Receiver, while the video travels through an HDMI Cable to my HDTV (JVC-56”). This issue was resolved by a suggestion posted by Jeff and I thank him so-o-o-o much for that.
Finding a solution, or suggestions for this next issue that I am about to log will feel like a child whose wishes are granted by Santa Claus! Will you be my Santa?
My joy over Jeff's solution was short-lived. Roughly two days after the resolution, I now discovered that my laptop display unit goes blank or dark-gray after 8 – 10 minutes into each new YouTube movie that I watch. I tried stopping and starting each movie again, but the condition was consistent: The movie would kick off properly at the beginning, and each time would go blank after 8 – 10 minutes. This new development totally kills one of my Christmas entertainment special treat of streaming various African movies for my holiday visitors. But I am not giving up yet until I have consulted my new AVS Family Group.
The question is this: What is the most cost efficient method to stream internet movies through my JVC-HDTV and Harman Kardon AVR 135 receiver complete with the best picture and digital sound coming through my Harman Kardon 6-Speaker System with Woofer. The solution may include replacing the AVR 135 with another inexpensive model that can still utilize the existing Harman Kardon speakers referred to above. The biggest handicap of AVR 135 is the lack of USB or HDMI ports.
Some Options And The Obstacles:
1. ChromeCast My AVR 135 does not have a USB or HDMI port
2. Intel Widi My current laptop is not compatible; the display unit is gone anyway
3. Next Level AVR Will cost a lot more money, and will not work with existing HK speakers
4. Other Suggestions?
My goal is to spend no more than $200 to accomplish this solution. Thanks in advance for your assistance and excellent suggestions.