View Full Version : Software/Hardware Receiver?

Nov 24, 2006, 05:03 PM
I'm trying to build a home theatre system with multiple zones for my home, and I'd like to use a mac as the control for the whole thing. In theory, it would be based around a macMini, and would go macMini -> eyeTV HDTV tuner -> HDMI or DVI -> my HDTV.

So... my question is about the audio side of things. is there some sort of hardware peripheral I could buy that would allow me to use my mac as a receiver? that is, this mystery box would have a series of component ins and outs that would allow it to function like a regular receiver, but would be controlled from the mac.

Does this make any sense? I think I'm confusing myself more by writing it. Bottom line, I'm looking to create some sort of computer-controlled home audio system.


Thanks in advance,

Nov 24, 2006, 06:33 PM
Well all you need is some type of receiver which connects via optical out. This will play all the sound that comes from the mac mini.

Nov 25, 2006, 01:11 AM
Okay, I'm looking at a couple of high-end a/v recievers. What are some ways, or the best way, to connect my mac mini to a receiver allowing the mini to be an itunes slave for my house? does some sort of USB or firewire to HDMI conversion cable exist?

Thanks again,