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Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
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Your best answer is to purchase an AV receiver and a stand-alone UHD player.
If you want to use a HTPC to play UHD discs, you still should purchase an AV Receiver for playback of the audio at best quality. You can still use your external DAC for music. Then purchase a UHD drive for the HTPC as well as a video card (nvidia 1060 or better with 6GB memory). You should also purchase software that will decrypt on the fly such as AnyDVD. DVDFab player seems to work best for me.
Look at my signature and you can see that i use my HTPC with an external DAC as well. I do use a preamp/processor for movie playback however.
Media Room: LG oled65c7, Marantz AV8805, Sherbourn 7/2100, Emotiva A-300, Studer A80, Studer Revox b795, Nakamichi RX-202, HTPC, exaSound e38, Sweetvinyl Sugarcube SC-2, (2) Piega P10, Piega Coax Center, (6) Piega AP 1.2, Hsu VTF-15h mk2
Office: Emotiva mini-x A100, Geek Pulse, (2) KEF LS-50, Goldenear FF 4, PC, NAS 130TB
Bedroom: Panasonic TCP55vt35, Pioneer SX-N30, Dune 3 Prime, (2) Elac Uni-Fi UB5