Need a bit of help.
I have an AV home cinema set up and a hifi and what to bring it all upto date with a Home Entertainment PC. I have a bit of Home cinema and Hifi kit. I want to get an enertainment PC, and start streaming music and films.
I have the following kit...
Home Cinema Room: Have an Samsung LCD tv with a KEF 2005.3 5.1 surround sound system. In a walk in cupborad in this room I have an Arcam DV135 and AV Amp. They are linked with an HDMI and Optical digital lead through the wall to enable suround sound from the TV.
Kitchen: Bog standard wireless Broadband conection from Virgin
Sitting Room: A second LCD and som mid-range Hifi seperates form the early 90's (Marantz, Kenwood and Tannoy kit)
Want I want to do is be able to watch films through a PC in the home cinema room and at the very least music in the sitting room, but would bre great to also watch film. I bascally need all the kit to make this happen. Thought I would get ...
1) an enterainment pc - something like the HP Pavilion p6315uk Desktop PC wih something like "Spotify" as a front end
put that in the home cinema room cupboard, attach this to the home cinema AV kit and tv to enable me to watch films and even iplayer etc.
2) get a streamer of some description to play music throught the HIfi in the sitting room (Squeezebox duet maybe)
I guess I will need a router, and all sorts of other bits of kit.
Keen to hear from anyone who has done something similar or anyone who has any suggestions on what kit i need and what would be good. Dont have a budget in mind but would be keen to keep under a £1k.