Originally Posted by nibix kfrundi
In 2007, we had 400 disc DVD changers and Escient Fireballs that made matrixed video just fine. I just awoke from a 5-year hibernation on the other side of the country with a box of 200 DVDs (some Blu-Ray, but most (gasp) are vanilla DVDs) and no megachanger.
After spending a while online coming to grips with the fact that mega-changers for DVD have gone the way of the 8-track tape, I find myself here, surfing the bleeding edge. By way of an attempt to flip my AV retrovision toward the future, I have dutifully read every post in this thread. While it has been an enthralling education, I find myself wondering the following:
(1) 3D? I'm still in 2D with old school LCD viewing. Which of these Mede8ers models makes sense for me? Do I go for the 600 or 1000 with the expectation that I might one day make it to 3D and be primed for the inevitable availability of 4D or do I look to all of the lesser models (450X2, 500X, 500X2) on Media Concept's website that no one talks about, but they still apparently sell?
(2) ISO and MKV sound cool along with the other appealing three letter acronyms that adorn this thread like so many twinkling holiday codecs or file formats or whatevers. I get that with 3D software mkv is my acronym of choice. Does that apply to a Fistful of Dollars recorded on DVD by Thomas Edison as well? If so, what is the best converter for the Macintosh?
I do have a modern computer, even if some might consider it frou-frou.
Many thanks for your help. Please pardon the irreverence; just looking to stream.
Ripping van Winkle
1) get the 600x3d for streaming or 1000x3d if you using internal hard drive, this models are much better than the old x2 media players.
if 3D is not in your plan , the dune is also good possibility.
2) iso or mkv , to your old dvd are fine, hfs+ or ntfs, use any hard drive format of you choice, both are compatible with X3 models and macs.
i would avoid convertions, i prefer extracting kepping maximum quality.
3) for dvds, no media player can do a fine job upscaling to 1080p, a darblet video processor might be a possibility to take a look if you go that route.