I'm setting up a home theatre on a near-zero budget and really need a bit of help.
So far I have:
NLP NEC NP200 projector (£37)
Denon AVR 3803 receiver (£100)
Mac G5 (already own)
2 x B&W 602 (already own)
2 x Wharfedale Diamonds (£50)
Wharfedale cubes (£40)
And that's me pretty much spent out.
2 questions to start off with
1. The Denon AVR3803 has no remote control. Can I control all the functions from the front panel or do I need to get a remote?
2. I can't get my head around the 5.1 sound processing. What's the easiest/cheapest way to get 5.1 sound from the AVR? can I play dvd's direct from the computer (it has DVI, optical ports and USB) with the receiver doing the processing or do I need a fancy sound card or a dedicated DVD player or a smart TV box or something?
Hopefully someone out there knows!