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Hi All,


I have a Yamaha HTR6090B receiver with a 1080P HDTV. I want to add an enexoensive media server to it all. Can some one point me in the right direction? Also, would it be easier to network to a computer to act as the media server and if so, how?


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There are a number of ways to get networked music. I will not address networked video as I am not familiar with it.

1) Hook a PC directly to your receiver; I would peruse the HTPC forums as the other poster mentioned if this is an option you are interested in

2) Get something like a squeezebox

3) Use an airport express to stream your music wirelessy from iTunes (running on any computer on the network) to your receiver


I use option 3. It's cheap and fairly reliable
 

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There are a number of ways to get networked music. I will not address networked video as I am not familiar with it.

1) Hook a PC directly to your receiver; I would peruse the HTPC forums as the other poster mentioned if this is an option you are interested in

2) Get something like a squeezebox

3) Use an airport express to stream your music wirelessy from iTunes (running on any computer on the network) to your receiver


I use option 3. It's cheap and fairly reliable

There is even cheaper option that #3, which I use. Two minor things - it is not wireless and also it is limited to 5.1


I have a laptop computer, but no good sound card, so I bought one of the external sound card (USB) for about $40 and it works beautifully. I have the sound card connected to my laptop using USB 2.0 and Sound card to the receiver using optical cable. I use iTunes for storing and playing all my music (ripped in Apple lossless format).


This is what I use (price is now $50)
http://www.buy.com/prod/Creative_USB.../10381394.html
 
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