Digital DVD/Blu Ray Storage & Playback Device?

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  1. AV Lover

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    hi guys not sure if this is the right section to post this.

    i have around 300 dvd's and blu rays and i am looking for a device i can back them up to and be able to play them back through the tv with a menu system of some kind?

    any help and links/advise would be greatly appreciated..
     
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    Depends on budget and IT skills, the best solution is kaleidescape, now starting at around £4k. Depending on you blu-ray collection you may need a vault too, but this may not be necessary.

    Dupe...
     
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    thanks for that, interesting...must be cheaper and alternative solutions out there??
     
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    Are you looking for a single plug and play device?
    If you're willing to build/configure yourself you could look at Mymovies combined with something like a Dune media player or Windows Media player and AnyDVD for the ripping software. You could have your storage in either of them or you could install a WHS and use that to rip/store/serve to the media player

    I've done this for a number of people and they love it.
    Hope that helps
     
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    'must be cheaper and alternative solutions out there??' - over and above the complexities and ongoing support/development costs associated with such a system the key problem for any manufacturer is licensing.

    Kaleidescape is currently the only 'legal' off the shelf Blu-Ray library/server system and whilst it can easily cope with DVD they (Kaleidescape) have been at loggerheads with the DVD Forum for the past ten years over its technology.

    Kaleidescape - Press Release - March 12, 2012

    More 'info' on the licensing here - note DVD's and BD's are administered by two separate bodies.

    Kaleidescape - FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

    DIY is the alternative!

    Joe
     
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    I have all my dvds on a home server. Blu-rays are a little harder to rip and can be done but I dont bother. You need a fast network for blu-ray.
    All are ripped to ISOs and controlled by mediabrowser3. Looks great and easy to faff around with.
    For just one output (main tv) I would recommend a small pc with HDMI output.
     
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    If you want to go DIY and low cost have a look at VortexBox software Forums

    - VortexBox user forum
    this is open source, so you just need an old PC to put it on (or a new one). Supports Musics, dvds, Bluray's etc.

    We have built a few of these for budget conscious users and quite a polished platform with lots of features.

    And potentially free
     

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