I'm updating my audio system in my house (last done 9 years ago :-) ) and thinking about getting a Denon AVR with Airplay that I can choose as one of the zone 2 source outputs to my Nuvo whole house audio system. I would like to also get one or two Apple TVs, one of which will be connected to the Denon to play movies and music in the room where the Denon lives and the other Apple TV(s) in other room(s) in the house. I currently use a PC laptop and have a nice library of iTunes music but am thinking to make this work smoothly I will buy a Mac laptop of some variety. My iTunes music is on a Network hardrive in my house and so was hoping to keep that there and access that library from my new Mac laptop. So, the goal is to be able to pick which Apple TV/airplay device I want to stream iTunes music to from my laptop and wasn't sure if this was even possible with up to 3 different apple TV/airplay devices? If needed I have the ability to hardwire in all the components with standard ethernet. Is this even possible??? Thanks!!
The mini is far more powerful, but that's only of use if you have a use, if you are only going to use it to do the same thing then it's substantially more expensive and less intuitive to use than the Apple TV. I believe the remote will work equally as well over distance for either device.