Thankyou. It just goes to show that you don't have to spend a fortune to get a great place to watch movies.
One thing I didn't really mention is how much more this latest install is PC driven as opposed to the earlier installs which started off with dvd, then HD-DVD then bluray standalone players, to now using the PC for a major part of watching movies. I tend to rip blurays to the hard drive now to save on loading times as much as anything and use Boxee for PC for anything that is not a full bluray. For blurays I use classic media player with plugins to get dts-ma and use KM player for SACD's and DVD audio's which were all put on the hard drives. Everything is streamed to various PC's around the house. Even though I am now based in the states I still can stream the terrestrial UK channels so's not to miss top gear lol! I run a second feed (component and spdif out) from the HD cable box upstairs to the back of the pioneer receiver and have a magic eye type thing so I can change channels (or I can change them via the cable companies website but that really winds the kids up changing from dora to prem footie on a saturday morning lol!!!!) The receiver is networked although I don't really use that feature as I have the PC connected.
Great installs. You can't believe how envious I am of all you people who have dedicated rooms for your HiFi and/or AV kit.
Main system: Mac Mini 2011 > HRT II+ DAC • Cyrus 2 & PSX • Cyrus tuner • MS 10i speakers [on loan]
Also cluttering-up the place: Thorens TD160 (no cart) • Marantz CD 63 mkII KI & PM66 KI • Technics SL-P777 • Nakamichi DR-1
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