I am wanting to build a media pc from some old parts and i have a few questions as well.
My goals for the media center pc:
- blue ray
- watch youtube and other internet video
- work with my pre-existing surround sound and reciever 5.1 currently, (would like to have the ability to just add my two additional speakers for 7.1 later and not have to upgrade anything)
Those are the main features. I dont really care about cable tv. We do not have it and do not plan to have it.
My main question is the fourth feature. How can i accomplish this?
Currently i have my speakers connected into my reciever and all my devices are connected to my reciever and then the video from the reciever is connected to my tv and the audio plays through the speakers and the video through the tv (obviously).
My speakers have the "wirey" ends. (do not know a lot about speakers... lol).
Would i just buy a sound card for the pc and then connect the output of the sound card to the reciever?
My reciever has a place for optical and a few other spots.