I have a Samsung LCD 26R BDX television, currently I have my playstation 3 connected to it via a HDMi cable. Also I have a bog standard DVD player connected via a scart lead. Finally I also have sky+ which is connected via the standard scart lead that comes with the package.
I will soon be moving my old pc that was upstairs as I am buying a new one. I wish to use this old pc as a ‘media centre’ type of thing. As my new pc will be connected to the internet I will have a network between the two. This will enable me to use the TV as pc screen and work between both pcs whilst downstairs.
I also will be purchasing a virtual suuround system so that my streamed dvds and bluray discs (via the ps3) can heard in a better sound than I can get at the moment.
My question is how/what do I need to do to get all the hardware connected to gether so that the sound and vision work compatibly. My old pc has only a basic sound card that could be easily upgraded if required.
list of hardware that needs to be connected together:
( HDMi x2, Audio, DVI in, External A/V devices, Digital Audio output, PC connection, DTV/DVD)
Virtual sound system ( no dvd as pc has this plus the PS3 can play these)
Can I record on to the pc harddrive via the sky box so that programmes recorded can be burnt on to disc?