You guys seem to know as much, if not more, than anyone I've found around on here... At least you tend to speak in plain English.
Okay... Here's my question...
I appreciate great PQ and AQ, therefore I purchase most of the BDs that I want to watch. Like most of us, there are some that we go back to over and over again. I have a pretty simple setup... Denon 5803, Panny BD55, TWC HD DVR.
I like the idea of storing everything centrally (BD, DVD, home movies, music, etc.), but can't stand the technical side of the computer aspect. Love HT, Hate Computers.
e.g. I have been trying for days to burn an AVCHD disc on a DVD-R to watch on my Panny BD55. Tried txMuxer, multiAVCHD, Imgburn, Roxio, etc., and must be too stupid to get them to work properly. Finally bought the Nero Platinum 11, and it worked okay, but took over 2.5 hours for a 15minute disc. I get that it may be hardware related, and I would definitely be okay with buy all new dedicated gear to make this happen, but don't know where to start.
What are the benefits of "ripping" and storing BR discs that you already own?
How long does it take? Does anybody/place out there do all that crap for you? I don't have the time or the inclination to spend 2hrs per movie just to get it into my homebased "cloud".
What would I need to get everything up and running to hook up the storage device to my HT and store everything?
Most of this is spawned from the fact that I bought an HD Canon camcorder when our son was born two years ago. After getting frustrated for days trying to figure out how to easily and quickly play HD content on a BR player, I called Canon. They basically told me, at that point, there was no easy way to do it. So I have just been storing the raw folder data on DVDs and waiting to figure something out. I figured out to buy all 4G cards so that I could just dump the raw content/folders onto a DVD.
Is there a BIG-type person out there that can get me set up?