Originally Posted by zombie10k
thanks for all the info. Looks like the Dune 3D is on a waiting list in the US, I might grab one just because I know they've had good success with the 2D models.
I have a nice little shuttle SFF box for my HTPC and PDVD + TMT5. I use them when in a pinch - meaning the other media players choke on a specific 3D Movie (like Sammy's Adventure 2). The problem is, I never found a good way to turn it into a jukebox, so I was always mounting the ISO, running the player via a mouse, etc. Not very HT friendly. I'll send you an email for some info on your setup. It might inspire me to hook up the HTPC again.
Originally Posted by Joseph Clark
Definitely off topic, so you may want to skip this.
I've had HTPCs for a long time, and I love them when they work. The problems usually pop up when the graphics card drivers are updated, or TMT or PDVD gets an upgrade, or sometimes even when I make other "innocuous" changes. Auto frame rate change doesn't work anymore, or I lose features, or 3D doesn't work. It's wonderful when everything goes as it's supposed to, but maddening when it doesn't. The next frustrating hiccup lurks right around the corner. I'll continue to have a HTPC for my main room. I have a mouse and keyboard on a small table right next to my seat, and a Harmony with Media Center codes. It's great. But if I can bypass much of the on-going drama with the Mede8ter, I'm looking forward to it. I don't mind BD Lite most of the time. More often than not, Blu-ray menus just bug me. Based on my early experiences, HD DVD provided a much friendlier user experience. I still find myself wishing it had won the format "war."
I'm totally with you both. It took me two years to get my HTPC to work, and I don't change or update anything without having a full image backup of the system. In fact, I rotate two images on two different hard disks, one called "known working" and another one called "latest".
I use iRule and MCE controller to control MyMovies/TMT with either my iPad, my iPhone, or my Harmony remote (which I don't use much since I got iRule) or a logitech dinovo if I need more extensive input.
Joseph, if the new Dune had support for full BD menus, I'd have bought one for all the reasons you just listed. But I want access to the bonus, extras, or chapters when using a calibration disk, as well as the ablity to choose between different versions of a movies. I also use AnyDVD HD which skips all the trailers, warnings etc, so you get the best of both worlds, direct acces to the movie/main menu AND easy access to bonus material/chapters when needed.
Anyway, it's definitely O.T. (apologies everyone) but if Zombie emails me, I'll give him all the info and if Joe is interested he can forward to him. I'm out now:).