Originally Posted by thxman
To use a HTPC with D-Box and keep HD-Audio, use Germain's guide here:http://htpcfordbox.over-blog.com/
The PC controller should not need to be that powerful. Most of the older standalone controllers are very dated low power PCs themselves. To pull the codes off the BD, you need a BD-ROM player installed on your PC that is connected to your controller. When you run the update, you have a choice to download from D-Box servers only or check BD-Rom as well. One more tip, though it sounds like it is too late. Don't start your sub until your ready to go. Good luck, hope this helps some.
This site is outdated and not used by Germain anymore. You can find the latest MPC-HC Dboite version here http://en.sourceforge.jp/projects/sfnet_mpc-hc-dboite/
and the latest LAV Filters DBoite version here http://sourceforge.net/projects/lavfltrsdboite/files/
Germain again has 'left the building'
since these updates from already a few months back. There have been some big improvements in latest official MPC-HC and LAV Filters versions so I m trying to get in contact with Germain to ask if he can make new version but I cannot reach him anymore for some months now. I hope I can get incontact with him again and get the source codes for his versions so I can look for someone who can make new versions in the future as 'backup' for Germain.
You are absolutely right that a stand-alone player works much easier then a HTPC but WHEN you do get to accomplish a stable running HTPC with MPC-HC/LAV Filters and madVR as renderer a standalone player CANNOT compete with it in any way when looking at picture quality (sound quality will be the exact same on a standalone player).