I'm looking to make better use of my Pi in a bedroom feeding off the home server. I use AirPlay in the main living area all the time, so now I'm looking to bring it into the bedroom too, but turning on the bedroom TV each time is not very time efficient.
I have a unused Sony 5.1 DVD theather that has never been used. It also has no audio input.
My thought would be to incorporate an external USB sound card which is capable of outputting to analog 5.1 speakers. (Such as L/R front jack, L/R rear jack and bass/centre jack etc).
Is this the best solution, or are there better options? As the Pi is always on, I'm looking for a low power solution, not an a/v receiver.
Thanks for your thoughts.