What i have:
1) 4 pcs of 2TB SATA HDDs containing movies (.avi .mkv .mpeg and dvd folders) and songs in mp3, wma and flac formats.
2) 1 gb/s home network (copper)
3) 1080p LCD TV with both HDMI and VGA inputs
4) 7.1 speakers
what i need:
a device that will sit beside my TV. it will connect to the tv with either VGA, or more preferably HDMI.
that same device will output 7.1 audio in either SPDIF (preferred) or discrete RCA format.
it will connect to the home network to access the hard drives to fetch the media.
a database of the media within the device, or in the network storage, more or less like the WMP media library, except that some media can be password protected - dont want my kids, or even my parents to have a look see into my contrabands!
the whole thing should controllable from a remote
can you recommend something??
links would appreciated.