OK, maybe I have, but not recently.
My main goal is to have all of my movies available without having to get up and change a dvd. And I would really like to have an on-screen menu that includes cover art. And if I could bypass the FBI warnings and previews that would be an added bonus.
I can't lose any video quality in the transfer because I'm projecting on a 133" screen (soon to be 166) so I need the highest resolution I can get. And I would like to accomplish this for $400-$500. Possible???
DVD Ripping - I downloaded DVDFab and ripped just one of my DVD's to my laptop. It seemed to copy fine, but playing it back was not what I expected. I couldn't get it to work at all in Windows Media Player. It worked with Cyberlink but it came across as about 7 separate files, each containing 15-20 minutes of content
. So obviously I need some guidance here.
Media Player - I've been looking at some Micca players in the $60-$150 range. What's the difference? Are there better options out there? I won't be doing any streaming of online content.
Hard Drive - The Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk 3 TB USB 3.0 seems fine, but again, I don't really know. What's the benefit of usb 3.0?
And finally, are there options for connecting all of this through my existing Sony receiver? It has plenty of HDMI inputs so I assume that will be an easy connection to the media player.
I truly have no idea what I'm doing here, only what I want the end-product to be. Any guidance would be much appreciated.