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Old 06-05-2012, 01:14 AM
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I know it's the wrong place to ask. Y'all are really into this though. My 200 cd player is history. I'd like something that I can hook up to my old stereo receiver that will hold my MP3 collection. Am I stuck with going with an HTPC?
Seems like overkill to buy a computer to hook up to my stereo just for music. Everything I've found is multi room, blue tooth, expensive, complicated.
Would I be best off buying an old "puter and making it a strictly music player?
I've got about 90 GB of data, but I want simple.LOL & cheap Thanks folks

Or perhaps give me some general search suggestions?

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Old 06-05-2012, 07:24 AM
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Moved your thread to "Home Audio ..."

I like your idea of buying a low cost laptop or pc to use, much cheaper than a HTPC unless your building one for TV, videos, etc ...
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Old 06-05-2012, 07:29 AM
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You might also consider retiring whatever you have now, placing it in a home theater role, and upgrading your main system.
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Old 06-05-2012, 07:57 AM
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My 400 Disc Play was god awful hideous and to find a cabinet to fit it in was difficult. May I suggest Western Digital TV and a terabit hard drive. Rip the CD's on to a hard drive and play your music from there. You don't even need a TV to view your tracks if you have a Android device which also serves as a remote. This is how I play all my music now and video as well. So small I take it on the road when I travel. WDTV has HDMI and Toslink outputs and if you have a good receiver with a Good DAC you are good to go.
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Old 06-05-2012, 10:27 AM
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I've got about 90 GB of data, but I want simple.LOL & cheap Thanks folks
90GB won't fit on them, but personally I just use one of my Sansa players (Clip, Clip+, Fuze, don't think I've used my Clip Zip yet) connected through a Y-cable (headphone out to dual RCA). Works very well for me.

Fits the simple & cheap criteria perfectly.

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I know it's the wrong place to ask. Y'all are really into this though. My 200 cd player is history. I'd like something that I can hook up to my old stereo receiver that will hold my MP3 collection. Am I stuck with going with an HTPC?
Seems like overkill to buy a computer to hook up to my stereo just for music. Everything I've found is multi room, blue tooth, expensive, complicated.
Would I be best off buying an old "puter and making it a strictly music player?
I've got about 90 GB of data, but I want simple.LOL & cheap Thanks folks

Or perhaps give me some general search suggestions?
Can you give us an idea how much of a budget you're allotting to this? That would simplify things for us.
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Old 06-05-2012, 11:27 AM
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I failed to mention that a WDTV has RCA connections as well cost me $79 and you can hook up a DAP,MMP,ect, Thumbdrives, and find a HHD for about $50 or less to fill your needs.
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Old 06-05-2012, 11:52 AM
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You can use a tablet and stream from a home server if you wanted. A lot of android file browsers have network browsing built right in. I think ES browser is the one i use and its free. a netbook would work too. I use my nook and streaming sources like pandora in my audio stack because I didnt want to introduce a full monitor and any kind of mouse or keyboard. Archos makes some high capacity devices if you want it all local. Youc an get a 64gb micorsd card for $60 now too so you can expand a 32 gb device beyond your needs
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Old 06-07-2012, 11:20 PM
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gaming console ps3 or 360 could do the trick. i reccomend ps3 because they use standard laptop harddrives and are easy to replace. also it's a great media hub.
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