Use an HTPC to eliminate the receiver? 2010-09-06 22:48:20 I'm in the process of choosing parts for my first HTPC. I realized that there should be a way to "cut out the middle man" that is the A/V receiver assuming you could find a soundcard with a good DAC and DTS-HD/Dolby TrueHD onboard decoding. If such a thing exists (or were to exist), I don't see why you'd need a receiver anymore; you could just use an amplifier, which would be much cheaper. The only hang up might be source selection if you have a record player or radio, but that can be resolved too.Does anybody know if such a soundcard exists?Has anybody tried to replace their receiver with a computer?