Originally Posted by maineiac13
My "problem" for getting it to a BD25 is that I need to wait for my BD burner to arrive. What I thought was a BD burner in my existing system turned out to be just a BD reader only...though it writes CDs and DVDs.
Just an idea or suggestion...
I still play my real (factory produced) Blu-Ray discs in my stand-alone Blu-Ray player. However, once the movie (DVD or BD) ends up on a harddrive, I leave it on that "media" and playback with XBMC-HTPC (or you coud also use a "media box" like WD or Boxee).
If you like computers, you will likely use a computer as your file-server. Or, a NAS (like a Synology) is another way to go.
I made the switch a couple of years ago. DVD-Rs were cheap, but DVD-DLs and BD-Rs were pretty expensive. Plus, you eliminate burn time, possible burn failures, and burned discs that degrade or fail after a few years.
For backups, you still have the original discs. Or, if the thought of re-ripping it all again scares you, just buy a second HDD as a backup.
I use ethernet to move movies around, but you can also use smaller USB HDDs and flash drives.