Here's a question for you.
To follow on from my earlier post about the best choice between Apple TV or Airport Express as a music streamer, my question now concerns adding a DAC, as I haven't had much experience with how these work.
So the question is:
If I went for the Apple TV, I would want to output the audio streamed from my computer directly to my Rotel amp from the DAC. However, I would also want to connect the ATV to my AV amp to give me 5.1 sound from any rentals from the itunes store. My amp has no HDMI input, so could I connect the ATV to both amps at the same time via the DAC, depending on its audio source i.e 5.1 or standard audio stereo. I read on the specs for the Cambridge Audio DAC that it can't do 5.1 sound only 2.0PCM. Therefore do I actually need an Airport for my audio stream to Rotel amp and then an ATV connected to my AV amp to keep its surround sound capabilities?