I have amassed an overwhelming library of 2000+ DVD's and storage has become a disastrous problem. I need an efficient solution for replacing all of this plastic. I currently flip through hundreds of pages of binders in search of movie titles and my shelf space is severely compromised. I am looking for something similar to the exorbitantly priced Kaleidescape hardware, that would easily allow me to rip DVDs and BRs in lossless format (menus, content and all, without compromising A/V quality) to a server or external drive with significant space to accommodate such a vast collection, and that would allow for user-friendly filtering through titles, covers, genres, etc. and be able to output directly to my HDTV, laptop, whatever.
I am not too tech saavy when it comes to HTPC and would greatly appreciate your patience and advice. I'm willing to spend up to 5-6k max if necessary, however not exceeding that price point.
I am looking to ditch all the plastic discs and have everything safely stored and digitally organized without the need to hang on to the source media.
Thanks in advance for any help and suggestions.
Coincidentally, if anyone would like to inherit a warehouse-sized DVD/BR collection of classic movies, noir, westerns, horror, b-grade, arthouse, criterions, etc. in exchange for your help in building an efficient system as described, consider the offer on the table!