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With a PC, the all-in-one kit is the way to go. If you are storing videos locally on a hard drive in HD quality, then you can burn them to DVDs in any number of highly compressed flavors which will outshine DVD quality and will be in HD and fit onto a double layer DVD recordable disc rather nicely.
It is also moving forward such that flash memory is a popular way of storing HD videos for archival and editing purposes.
Either way, to deliver the best possible performance, you want a HD connection to your sources, and HD means component video, VGA, or HDMI, with HDMI being the current gold standard. That HDMI splitter delivers (or claims to deliver) HDMI over the distances you need for not a ton of cash. You can hook it to a PC, a DVD player with HDMI output, Blu-ray, cable, etc.
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