I need help!
I have a dedicated theater room with a 120" horizontal width screen, with Mitsubishi HC-3800 Projector, Onkyo 608 Rx with 7.1 audio, LFE equipped Coaster Pavillon reclining theater seats, Panasonic Blu Ray with Wifi, X Box, DVR, Wii. I also have a Harmony One remote. I built and installed everything except for laying the carpet!
I want to rip my (primarily) Blu Ray movies, store them using the HTPC, and play them through my system utilizing XBMC. I also want to be able to browse the internet.I think I want to only rip the movie only, no extras,no foreign language, no subtitles, and I am not interested in compressing the ripped movie. Memory is cheap.
I have NOT gotten an HTPC yet, so I am looking for a small form factor PC. I do have a supply (4) of Toshiba external 1 TB USB hard drives that COULD form the basis for my storage system, if they will work. I want to rip my Blu Ray dvds using a different PC, not the HTPC. I want the HTPC to use Windows 7 and XBMC. I will need Wifi.
So, what processor can handle this?
How much RAM do I need?
What Blu Ray player would be recommended for the ripping job. (I have a fast PC at my office that I can set up to rip Blu Rays while I'm at work. The Blu Ray drive will NOT be installed in the HTPC.)
Do I need a separate video card?
I want to use a remote controller/true keyboard for web browsing. Is the Lenova N5902 good?
What else do I need? If I could find what I'm looking for pre-built that would be great.
Thanks in advance,