Help! Simple plan plan gone Pete Tong. Rescue me! Nas or PC? Plex or Xmbc or.. .. .... ..
About a year ago I had a plan. For some reason I decided to switch all my Av to digital. I would digitise all our old photos and create flac lossless copies of my music so I could always listen to it if one of the kids had pinched the CD. I would control all this via a tablet which I hoped might also show me metadata of the music playing.
So I went shopping. I bought a top of the range Sony TV, a Pioneer LX86 av amp, a Synology DS212 Nas, Sony 790 blu ray and finally a Dell Vostro i7. Although this might seem extravagant, most of my kit was over 10 years old. I was not certain if I would steam from the Nas or PC, or which software to use (xbmc, plex, and dbconverter were on the list). I decided to keep my kef 7.2 speakers.
Then out of the blue I was ill and it's only in the last two weeks I've been able to do anything. The house looks like a closing down branch of Comet.
And worse of all I seem to have lost the plot concerning my plan. I would much appreciate some advice. I must get this stuff working before the family revolt. One thing is clear - I need to retain the old s900 Toshiba dvd as the sound from the Sony 790 is awful. For bog standard stereo I've kept my Cyrus kit.
So please jump in and help me with a plan. Media Soft? Nas or PC streaming? Is my idea to show metadata and control everything feasible? Is anything changed by the unwanted arrival of a youview box? I have tried to find a local company to fix it but it seems that it's not worth their while. So ladies and gentlemen, I need your help.
I have no fibre or network issues as all is hardwired. Despite having to relocate the kit mountain over 12m away to hide IT (or get a divorce) I have all the best interconnects etc, ir gear etc.