Hello everyone, I'm new here and a full on noob. So lets get straight to the point shall we. My father in-law is an old school audiophile. His music collection is massive and his stereo sounds great (its old i have no idea what it is or any information about it) Anyway, his music collection easily fills an entire 20x20 room with blue bins, boxes, and shelves filled with cd's and vinyl. So my brother in law and myself being computer nerds decided the best Christmas gift we could get him (For next year) would be to digitize all his music vinyls and cds alike put them on a stand alone computer and run them to his stereo so he could easily listen to his music. Now the rough part, He couldnt turn on a pc to save his life. SO my problem begins there. When i was younger as a matter of fact i still have it, Dell made a digital audio receiver. It had its own stand alone lcd screen buttons and everything. So you would never have to touch the computer just the receiver. Thats what I want to get him. I'd use the dell one I have for him however its seriously old and I think would be a crappy gift to receive. Anyhow how it worked was a network cable connected and displayed/played the music through your stereo. Does an item like this still exist? I'd prefer it not to be wireless if possible. I've searched google for hours today and all i keep finding are wireless boxes that just stream music but you still need to press play on the Pc. If anyone has an idea that'd be great I'd really appreciate the help!!!!!
If you'd like to look up the receiver im talking about the dell one its http://www.amazon.com/Dell-059PXC-Digital-Audio-Receiver/dp/B002TEIB4M this one.
Also On a lesser note, I'm guessing with the bit rate we are going to need to rip these songs. we are looking at 2 to 3 terabytes of music. If I'd have to guess most are not going to have data listed for each song. So any bright ideas on how to shorten up the data entry of each song? lol anyhow, Thanks for reading and if I'm coming off as a bit scramble brained it's just because I've had enough research of things i have no idea about to save for a lifetime lol.