Originally Posted by Mfusick
Do a media server. You can still do a gaming rig. A media server doesn't need to cost you much (in comparison to the other crazy stuff you doing).
Once you rip a BR it's there forever. I know it's work but once you are caught up it's sooooo easy! I don't put in discs. I rip them, and I might not watch it for a few days or even weeks later, but when I do it's just a remote click away. I can browse media, and skip around easily too.
How many discs you talking about ripping? PM incoming.
Originally Posted by MIkeDuke
I have to agree with ripping. I put watch movies by disk that are older and I don't feel like buying again. But everything new is BR and ripped right away. Having access to over 250 movies plus all my series is just too convenient now. The only hassle I have ever had was with regular DVD's. I have never had any issues(except one movie whose title escapes me) that had trouble with the subtitles. All other BR's have been great, including subtitles. It would be very hard for me to go back to %100 disks now. But that's just me. I will say that starting late, when you already have a large collection can be a daunting task. Especially for the TV series. But I just did it bit by bit and slowly it got done. I am very glad I went the server route.
P.S I guess I should say that I am not a huge gamer so that should let you know where my priorities are and why I think the way I do
Originally Posted by Mfusick
Once you get caught up on ripping initially, it's not hard a few at a time here and there as you collect them. Doing a few rips at a time helps too. It took me about a week, in between internet surfing, so it's not like it's hard work. I use MCM to quickly organize them and name them and all that as I do them, or a few at a time so it's easy to keep track of that too.
Don't get me wrong fellas--I love ripping, storing, and playback via JRiver!
The ease of use is second to none! I generally import blu rays four at a time, but sometimes I feel like I don't want to be bothered with the importing and configuration, of it. Of course, this is 3% of the time, but I still do wonder...
Originally Posted by kevon27
Wouldn't it be better to go with the Dolby CP850 for Atmos vs the QSC? Qsc seems more suited for traditional channel based processing vs object based.
Dude, I could never, in my wildest dreams, afford a CP850!!! Not even with my biggest bonus, it's just not a smart purchase for a middle-class consumer. The QSC equalizes each channel. It doesn't see Atmos, DTS, etc. It just sees the speaker and the room characteristics and can steer (important for dual side-surround configurations). I'd use another device to process ATMOS, but the QSC would do the heavy lifting as far as the real intricacies of speaker fine-tuning.
Originally Posted by Franin
I'm curious too. Try to google it but couldn't find the price. Not that I need that many channels but curious as always
The QSC core 250 MSRP is around $4800 for the chassis before adding channel cards, which are around $400 each. But, I might buying under a special agreement....