Originally Posted by Everdog
Guess you haven't ever heard of RAID or noticed that a 1 TB drive can be had for $99. By the way a media server allows you watch movies in multiple places...with out having to have the discs in every room!
Yes and I am sure the masses will be flocking to complex HTPC's with RAID arrrays. Better hope your HTPC never gets hit with a virus either..
You can't skip the FBI warning, and you can't skip the disc load time, and you can't skip the time it takes to find the disc box, etc...and yes it can take up to 10 minutes for everything (especially if your disc is a BD-J one). Nice try though.
I have a PS3. Most movies load very quickly. Yes you cannot skip the FBI warning, but it is not that painful. And it is not 10 minutes. You seem to be trying way too hard here..
Next time try timing how long it takes you to get up and walk over to where the discs are, find the box you want, open it and carry it over to the Blu-ray player, insert the disc, wait for it to load, go sit back down, wait for the logos and things you can bypass to play, skip all the stuff you don't want to see, etc.
I have all my movies (DVD, BD, HD DVD) cataloged and organized. And I am not that lazy. Honestly, you are blowing this way out of proportion.
Now try doing this with your PS3/360/etc...select your media server, select the movie you want to see, watch the movie. It you change your mind, stop it and select another one. Cool huh?
Please BDA and Sony, let us rip movies to our media servers legally. Then I'll buy more BDs!
I have a PS3 and have owned a 360. As far as downloads go, I have been very unimpressed with the quality (720p, lossy audio, can't own the movie, no extras, annoying buffer time for download, PSN does not even offer 5.1 sounds on their HD downloads, etc).
And you did not address my question. Where are you getting quality 1080p downloads that let you own the movie? What is the audio quality? Extras?