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by: hondochica November 16, 2012 8:48 PM PST

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I am soooo lost . . . don't know where to go!

by hondochica - 11/16/12 8:48 PM

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I have tried to find websites to help me understand how to do what I want to do . . . but there's just too much technology and I haven't kept up!

I have two dilemmas:

1) I do not currently own a TV. I watch major networks (cbs, abc etc) via internet on my desktop computer, which is currently located in my living room. I need to move my desktop to my office; but still want to watch major networks via internet or netflix (have subscription) while relaxing in my living room. I do not want a cable tv subscription - I just don't watch that much 'tv'.

2) I am in the process of digitizing my music collection (on my desktop computer). Once complete, I want to play my music on my stereo (also in the living room) - I think I've figured out the software I need for my computer (exact audio copy for digitizing; foobar 2000 - or similar - for replay). Do I need to physically wire or can I stream wirelessly to my stereo (slingbox?). And, I want to hook up the new TV or computer monitor (the one I'm going to watch internet shows/movies on from Q 1, to my stereo.

really don't want to spend a fortune on a new 'smart
tv - just want something basic - either TV or monitor - maybe 30" ?? or smaller.

(btw: I have an older computer sitting in the garage if this will help me - I think it runs Win XP. Now, to be honest I do know something about computers - recognizing that this old system may need a new video card and/or wifi capability)

How do I find someone locally to tell me how to do this? am not too impressed with what I see on Craigslist. what type of technical person am I looking for? Seems I need someone other than a computer techie - they just kinda stare at me!

Please repost this in another forum, if this is the wrong place!

Thanks so much!

Kelly

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