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    Default How to stream music from XP to HT receiver?

    What are my options for streaming music wirelessly from my harddrive (XP Home OS) to a H/K AVR 635 receiver? Their within 20' of each other. Any suggestions?
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    Wirelessly, directly the receiver? FM modulation maybe. :)

    Actually they make networked music hubs that hook into the reciever. Here's a page listing some - unfortunately it only lists the manufacturer websites, which you then have to search to find the actual item. Look to be around 200 bucks in most cases.
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    Oops, well I guess I actually meant streaming to a wireless hub I can connect to the receiver ;)
    H/K AVR 635 receiver
    Rotel RB985 (100 x 5)
    Panamax 5100
    RTi8 fronts (200 watts/channel from bi-amping)
    CSi5 center
    FXi5 rears
    SVS 20-39 PCi
    AQ Type 8 speaker wires (fronts/center)
    AQ Type 2 wire for FXi5's
    AQ Diamondbacks-Fronts & center powered by Rotel
    AQ I/C throughout

    Harmony 880

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    I've used a Linksys wireless Home Media device which has Music and or Pictures from my XP home desktop computer. I can say it works fine happy with it.

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    You can also check out Philips Streamium line.

    http://www.store.philips.com
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    My favorites are the Roku Soundbridge and a modded XBox.

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    I use my XBOX 360 to stream audio from my main PC to HT, via XBOX 360 output. It works great, and SQ is very good.
    I am sorry, I have no opinion on the matter. I am sure you do. So, don't mind me, I just want to talk audio and pie.

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    http://www.slimdevices.com/

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    In getting a little further away from the original discussion some of the Onkyo receivers hook up to pc's via cat-5 cable. No wireless (interference issues) to deal with. Just a direct network connection to the receiver from your pc.

    I've got... let's just I have many many gigs of music on a hardrive. The convenience is brilliant. Of course there are better ways to hear muic but again the convenience of having that much muic at the click of a button is cool.
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    Gotta love that Limewire.

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    Check out SqueezeBox II

    http://www.slimdevices.com/pi_overview.html

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    My brother has one and it works very very well. He uses an outboard DAC insteda of the one built in, but it works very well.
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    I have the AirTunes (http://www.apple.com/airportexpress/airtunes.html) and I love it. The downside is that you have to use iTunes (not a downside for me because I already use iTunes). You can also broadcast to multiple AirTunes if you like to fill the whole house with music. They run about $130.

    PS. You don't need an Apple computer to use these. I'm using a Dell Laptop running iTunes (with the music shared off of another computer).
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