can live with just analog stereo, get a tablet and move your files to it or a microSD card if the tablet has such a slot. You could also try the WiFi way with devices like iPod and Airport Express but I never liked wireless for uninterrupted playback. Good luck.
I have a Denon AVR1507 which I had been using with my TV till recently. I would use the DVD player to play my DVDs, and use the TV's USB port to play my digitized media files (music and movies).
Now, my TV has moved to a different room, and wish to use the Receiver purely for listening to music. I have plugged in my DVD player to play DVDs, but I need to play my digitized media as well.
1. I have been searching for a host of media players, which can play various formats, and have come across various models from WD, Amkette, Asus, Enem, IOmega etc. But, I am not being able to decide upon which one; reasonable and versatile.
2. How do I navigate through the files as these media players do not have a screen, and as far as I know, my Receiver's display would not display the file structure of my media files. In the absence of a screen, I will be completely blind and would not be able to go to a specific music file. I have thought of plugging a mini LCD screen, but the smallest (apart from the obscure ones on alibaba.com etc) on most ecomm sites is 15.5".