Has anyone tried streaming blu ray rips over network before? I'm thinking of storing mine on a NAS server which pulls about 100 megabytes over wired connections. From what I've researched blu rays are about 40mbps (bits not bytes, I think?)
I'm using this http://wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=330 as the media receiver, plays just about any codec / container
If you were looking for one I'd highly recommend anything from the Netgear ReadyNAS line, from personal experience, stay away from western digital's network storage. Maybe there are better solutions for a pure media server for just music and video but if you want something inexpensive to do network backups / centralising media to stream around the house I've found this to be a great solution
100 Mbps should cover you. For some reason it doesn't cover me, but that's because i have a shitty switch that claims 100Mbps but doesn't deliver.
theres no special requirements at all just about any router and hard drive combo should handle it jus tfine.
Do you access the files from a homegroup or mapped network drive or does the HTPC run as a media server? I'm kind of tempted to do this with an old laptop
i just access it through shared folders over the network
Jaws coming to Blu-Ray
Jaws looks great, i cant wait to buy it.
Rusty, you once posted a link to a site where we can see which movies they currently restore. Could you post the link?
i do not recall posting any such thing ever
I'm fairly sure you did but I can't remember in which thread.
Reached the 200 mark in my Blu-Ray collection a couple of weeks ago, I wonder how much money I've spent on it all.
Yeah at a local pawn shop most of there blu-rays are 7.99 each some lower than that. I have only 80 blu-rays so far. No job sucks.
According to blu-ray.com, I have 110 blu-rays right now. I have a few more than that due to the site not listing a few of the ones I own, but even then it is only around 117 blu-rays.
I dont care what the general meaning of FP about blue-ray is, I am in no way planning to replace my DVD collection with Blue-rays. I haven't even replaced all my VCRs yet.
Why would you get 2500 DVDs?
I've been trying to replace my dvds with blu-rays as much as I can.
It took a while for my wife to want to switch completely over to blu-ray as well, but now she won't even consider buying a dvd unless it is a gift for someone who doesn't have a blu-ray player, or is a movie she really wants that isn't on blu-ray yet.
I have 8 Blu-ray's and will continue buying. Finally started to replace my DVD collection.
i got that shit on release
i still have my rub on tattoos i got at the imax screening too
Why is 1080p called "True HD" on television boxes everywhere when there are higher resolutions than it?
calling it now, Beyond HD
when do you think the blu ray is going to die
because i think that im gonna start a collection on the next year
and i dont want to get fucked over like dude do you still buy blu ray pffff lol red ray is the new thing.
A long time yet.
So (in theory), the larger the 1080p screen is, the lower quality it is up close. Like if Imax screens used 1080p the pixels would be as large the light bulb in a medium sized flashlight.
that is how it works