I'm thinking about getting one of these and I would be interested in your feedback since you already own one.
I want to store my DVD's as ISO's on a XP PC (probably 2 to 4 terabytes worth of storge), eventually 400-800 movies. I'd like to use the 5000u at each of my HD TV's to allow access to this collection.
Do you think this unit will do this well? My major concern is that I will have hundreds of movies to stream. I've read it handles ISO's with dvd navigation just fine, has it worked for you?
Also, what do you think about the UI, especially how it would handle that many movies? How would I scroll through such a large list? In addition, is there a way to address each movie individually or can you only get to them by scrolling through a list? What I mean is, if I wanted to use a super remote like a pronto, or a pc to create a fancy index with title art is there a way to access the movies by number? This is something that I think most of these products have not done which means they are really first generation. It's not very user friendly if you can only play movies by looking at file names from a list.
Unfortunatly, XPMCE has a pretty good interface with icons, but I've never been able to get an XPMCE to look good on a TV.
Any input would be appreciated.