It's a bit difficult to explain what I am trying to achieve, but what I am looking for is a solution to (a few) problems.
Currently my mains are Definitive Tech BP10B's. They are run by an Onkyo TX-SR702 receiver, in 2 channel mode. I am mainly using the receiver for video switching to feed a Sony VPH-D50 CRT projector.
Now, I would like to go for a decent 2ch setup, and use a new HTPC for video scaling/switching. Probably a B&K PT5 preamp and an B&K ST125.2 combo or something like that. Or one of the Odyssey audio combos seem nice too.
I am interested in the HP z565 HTPC found here: http://www.shopping.hp.com/product/c...pC!-2113284947
to feed the projector. It will also allow me to get rid of my DVR (Panasonic DMR-E95HS) and off-air HDTV tuner, since it has both built in.
Is this a viable option? Go with a preamp/amp combo and then replace the HTPC with a Digital Entertainment Center for the video scaling/switching? I really like the HP z565 due to it's amazing video processing abilities, not to mention its HD and DVR capabilities.
Or should I stick with what I have? How much improvement will I realize by going separates and using a better HTPC?