Originally Posted by nba23tsc
Thanks for all the info! Will check out what is MoCA.
More questions! Appreciate answers to any of these.
So what is the rough size of a file with lossless audio and no discernible difference in video quality from a 40G BD?
if you rip to movie only + 1 HD audio track the average is 25/30G. If you rip to full : 40GB = 40GB (incredible, isn't it
Going forward, all devices capable of playing BD with full functionality will become Cinavia-enabled?
No. Cinavia would transform any media player into a brick. that's why the latest/coming generations don't have anymore the BD license and plays BD only on lite mode. For the past generation of players, the licence is older and without Cinavia (i think someone said that Cinavia is mandatory since Q1 this year) and are perfectly able to play cinavia discs/full rips. that's why older generation can play full BD rips including menus and interactivity, and can also have a BD drive included (like the Dune MAx for example).
Also, moving forward, movies affected by Cinavia will likely remain a minority, continue to increase in percentage, or all required to have Cinavia etc?
We don't know. But the risk is high that the studios will add cinavia to all their new releases...
Anyway to make a BD rip play without Cinavia activation on a Cinavia-enabled device?
If you mean "remove cinavia when ripping from a cinavia disc", it's not possible. Slysoft is working on it, as well as the DVDFab guys (simply because it's a huge threat to their business). but it seems to be very complicated.
When setting up a NAS, is it true that recommended size of harddisks is 2T? I heard that above 2T there is problem with detection/setup.
May be on some low end NAS, but the big guys like qnap or syno don't have any problem with 3TB (or more) HDD. even smaller NAS from Dlink were upgraded by a new firmware to make it compatible with 3TB HDD.
What are some popular models of media player capable of both DTS-HD MA and Dolby TrueHD? Nice jukebox interface even better.
usual suspects : Dune, Pop Corn Hour, Mede8er. All have their own way of working and pros and cons. But you won't be wrong by picking up one of their player (except Dune 101/301 !)
Is current media player ready for good 3D BD rips playback yet or we are still some time away from acceptable equipment?
Mede8er 1000X3D is already out and plays 3D ISO without problem. PCH is launching soon the A400 which should be soon considered as the best media player available (first preview testings are very good). Dune are a bit behind with their own new range 203/403/Base 4.0 3D set to be launched somewhere between november and Q1 next year (TBC). All have their own topic if you want to know more