You echo my very thoughts exactly. A lot of manufacturers use pretty much the same drives or similar designed burner drives in these units as a PC. Someone even mentioned in this forum a while back that he could use Dual Layered discs, but that the unit would only recognize the first layer only. I assumed this was due in part to the firmware only being able to recognize 4.7 Gbs of a DVD disc rather than whatever space is available on a dvd disc as a whole. Nevertheless as you said, adding such a function wouldn't carry with it a greater benefit in the end than the headaches that must be endured to hack something out like that. Another great feature I thought of on these units would be allowing them to either be WIFI or Ethernet capable in order to network these babies to a PC in order to stream from them or to do some sort of editing, deleting of the videos on the hard drive. Also, it might be a good idea to implement some sort of defragmentation scheme. (Note: I haven't seen anymore fragmentation errors lately, but whenever I copied my old family videos, I would experience a few corrupted videos as a result of video deletion and/or title separate feature.) I know I could go with some sort of media pc, but I want my video storage to be kept separate from my computer hence the reason why I bought a standalone unit.
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5/8/08 at 6:18am