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May I ask for what purpose you have so many films on HDD? Are you watching the same film several times? Or do you have a lot of guests that come to watch a film in your home cinema?

I must admit, that I have a 1TB disk to hold some films to be watched in the future. After watching I delete almost every movie (there are only very rare exceptions). In my whole life there are not a lot of movies that I watched a second time. Three or four times is only possible for masterpieces. Unfortunately there are not a lot of movies in the masterpiece category. Most modern movies are ok to be watched once, they entertain (more or less), but IHMO nothing is lost if they are not preserved for the next generation.
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There are a few reasons. For starters I don't want to scratch the discs or ruin the jewel cases they come in. Once I get the disc loaded onto my harddrives it goes back into the case and into one of several large containers that has a lid on it to keep dust and other junk out and off of the cases. Secondly when you have so many movies, choosing one (or finding a specific title) to watch can be a pain in the neck. With XBMC everything is setup very neatly and there is a TON of information about each film on screen that you can read and look at. Watching trailers is great for guests who don't know what a particular movie is. Once you get past a couple hundred titles I find something like what I have is almost a necessity to keep things in order.

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May I ask for what purpose you have so many films on HDD?

I think the simple answer is, because it's cool.

See what an anamorphoscopic lens can do, see movies the way they were meant to be seen
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Hi, it's the Mede8er MED1000X3D, they can be purchased in the US from this site.

http://www.mediaconceptusa.com/mede8er.html

The main difference between the 1000x and 600x is the 1000x can hold an internal HD for portability and the 600x is smaller, network only device. I have both models, they share the same firmware.
Thanks I have a quick question after looking briefly at their site and reading this review: if the "remote" BD.iso movie is DTS-MA audio, then the only way to get that multichannel audio is via the HDMI port i.e. there's no way to get it via the coaxial-or-optical digital out, you'd get only stereo from those?
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Most modern movies are ok to be watched once, they entertain (more or less), but IHMO nothing is lost if they are not preserved for the next generation.

Whew, I'm glad not everyone thinks like that. The issue would be just how subjective your assessment would be for which movies deserve preservation or deletion.

Almost every older movie now loved by someone, or which has become a classic, was dismissed by some portion of the critics and audience of it's time. Luckily they were not deleted from history and went on to inspire people.
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Watching trailers is great for guests who don't know what a particular movie is.
Do you keep trailers as a separate files on HDD or there's some kind of online streaming?
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Whew, I'm glad not everyone thinks like that. The issue would be just how subjective your assessment would be for which movies deserve preservation or deletion.

Almost every older movie now loved by someone, or which has become a classic, was dismissed by some portion of the critics and audience of it's time. Luckily they were not deleted from history and went on to inspire people.

While I agree with most of your post, it is not necessary for an individual to preserve film history. Dylan's deletion of movies from his personal server doesn't delete that movie from history.
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Do you keep trailers as a separate files on HDD or there's some kind of online streaming?

They stream automatically from YouTube. XBMC has a plugin that finds the trailer for you and allows it to be played back on command.

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Like others in the thread, I go for max quality, for video and audio. I'm getting blu-rays from Netflix and buying blu-rays for films that I know I'll watch plenty.

Blockbuster used to be great, but deliveries got slower and slower, and some titles that had already been in general release for weeks began showing as 'Unknown release date' on the site. I wish that Netflix was as good as Blockbuster used to be. Netflix seems to turn deliveries around as well, but Blockbuster was really good at posting what was coming out and when. Unless you've already got the titles in your head, you're going to have a tough time finding the latest stuff on the Netflix site.
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While I agree with most of your post, it is not necessary for an individual to preserve film history. Dylan's deletion of movies from his personal server doesn't delete that movie from history.

Who said that was the case?

Look at the quote I had responded to. He specifically said it was his opinion that nothing would be lost if most modern movies were not preserved for the next generation.

As i said, I'm glad there are many people with a different opinion. Otherwise, it would mean few movies were preserved for future generations. For almost every movie of the past there were poo-pooers who thought the film if niggling value. Fortunately, other opinions prevailed and they were saved for future generations to enjoy. I'd hate to deny the generation after us
the same gift, by thinking most films are not worthy of preservation.
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Like others in the thread, I go for max quality, for video and audio. I'm getting blu-rays from Netflix and buying blu-rays for films that I know I'll watch plenty.

Blockbuster used to be great, but deliveries got slower and slower, and some titles that had already been in general release for weeks began showing as 'Unknown release date' on the site. I wish that Netflix was as good as Blockbuster used to be. Netflix seems to turn deliveries around as well, but Blockbuster was really good at posting what was coming out and when. Unless you've already got the titles in your head, you're going to have a tough time finding the latest stuff on the Netflix site.

That would be nice, but what I usually do is periodically go through HighDef Digest's Blu-ray upcoming release list and if I see something I like I go to Netflix and add it to my queue. Of course then Netflix moves it from saved to your queue about a month before it will ship.

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I have amazon prime for shipping purposes but the selection is bad.
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