One option is to go ext. hard drive=>laptop computer==>USB jack to external DAC==>stereo receiver
But I don't want to use keep my computer hooked up to my stereo all the time, and I wanted to be able to select music files to play by remote control.
Someone suggested getting a Transporter, but I don't like how I have to keep my computer on all the time and I have to connect by Wi-Fi.
Does anyone know another solution so that I can use ext. hard drive==>???(to connect to)==>stereo receiver.