Stream music from pc to HIFI
I bought myself a completely new hifi set consisting of:
TV: Philips cinema gold 21:9 50PFL7956H/12
Blue ray: Philips BDP5200
AV Receiver: Marantz NR 1601
PC: Hp compaq 8510w running Windows 7
Now i want to play music from my pc over my hifi setup wirelessly. When i am working on my pc i want to play music from itunes over the hifi setup without having to connect a cable from my laptop to the receiver ore using the remote to browse and select music. I want to select the music on my PC and stream it to the Marantz NR 1601.
I can do this by using the wifi media connect on the Philips TV to clone my tv screen to the tv, however this reduces the display resolution on my pc and makes the pc slow. And i only want to stream the audio to my HIFI setup, not the video.
The Blue ray player is DLNA certified, can i use this to stream music from my pc to the HIFI setup? I would ofcourse prefere this option because i would not need to buy any additional components. If this is not possible, what additional components would you recommend? Here are some components i found which i hope could do the jobe:
Apple TV or apple express with airplay
logitech wireless music adapter for bluetooth (does this work well? and does this work if the laptop is in an adjacent room?)
What would you advise?
Furtheremore, using one of these systems, is it possible to give the command on my computer to play music over hifi and make the receiving devise in my setup automatically turn on which in turn makes my marantz NR 1601 turn on using hdmi control?
I would like to use the A/B output of the Marantz NR 1601 to drive two separate speakers in my bedroom, if I am in my bedroom and ame able to give the command to turn on and play music which i stream from my laptop, then is it allso possible to make the Marantz switch between outputs A, B and A&B? by giving the command on my pc?
any input would be much appreceated