Originally Posted by MitsuHelp
VC-1 from disks only???? Here goes the roller coaster going up the hill again
That better be bull!!!! I have already ripped a bunch of HD disc's in anticipation of a unit like the 4100 and if this can not play them from the hard drive I will be pretty upset!!!! I want to say I will not buy one because of this, but I doubt I could keep myself from buying one as I need one that will take care of my normal DVDs. But I would be on the look out for one that did.
Really I would be so upset if it did not play VC-1 from the Hard Drive or streamed off a NAS. I mean that is the whole point of the unit. To store our media in a format that is easy to access and keep us from damaging your originals. If this device just plays HD-DVDs from a player, why buy this and not just get a HD-DVD player instead? Or why buy the 4100 unit over the 4000?
We buy this product so we can rip our DVDs and store them in one place and have easy and instant access to them and protect them from damage that can happen during normal wear and tear of use and kids trying to play there favorite Disney show by themselves. My Disney DVDs are the most beat up ones I have and if I leave one of my DVDs in the player and the kids come along and pull mine out to put theres in, they do not find the case and put it way nice, they just put it on top of the DVD player!!!!
A huge factor in buying this is to play ripped DVDs and if I can not play my HD-DVDs the same way, it is a waste to me. I already have a HD-DVD player, might as well get the 4000, right?
And those that want a cheap HD-DVD solution. Buy a USB Xbox 360 HD-DVD player and hook it up to your computer. SWEET!!! XP will auto detect and down load the needed drivers. Need CyberLink PowerDVD to play them also. Under $200 bucks delivered. Plus King Kong.