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I'm primarily looking for a cheap and simple dvd player. In addition, is there one with tv channels, like chromecast, for example?

 

Just a thought.

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I am not sure of a just DVD player but you can get a cheap Bluray player with Wifi and stuff 

 

LG-BP620

 

that is a nice one and has netflix.

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ditch the dvd player and get roku player that you can choose whatever you like from the apps selection.  such as youtube, netflix, etc.

 

Info: http://www.roku.com

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ditch the dvd player and get roku player that you can choose whatever you like from the apps selection.  such as youtube, netflix, etc.

 

Info: http://www.roku.com

 

What about DVD playback? If he's like me, he's got a nice collection of discs built up that he may not want to lose access to. Netflix has a good collection for streaming, but it's not even remotely comprehensive. Heck, I've got lots of stuff that isn't even available on Netflix's DVD service.

 

But for streaming video, I admit it's hard to beat Roku for value.

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What about DVD playback? If he's like me, he's got a nice collection of discs built up that he may not want to lose access to. Netflix has a good collection for streaming, but it's not even remotely comprehensive. Heck, I've got lots of stuff that isn't even available on Netflix's DVD service.

 

But for streaming video, I admit it's hard to beat Roku for value.

 

rip the dvds and make a Plex library to stream them to the Roku :p

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What about DVD playback? If he's like me, he's got a nice collection of discs built up that he may not want to lose access to. Netflix has a good collection for streaming, but it's not even remotely comprehensive. Heck, I've got lots of stuff that isn't even available on Netflix's DVD service.

 

But for streaming video, I admit it's hard to beat Roku for value.

 

I have BR player but I have not used it much... I use streaming often.   

 

He can keep the DVD player if he wants... when the internet goes down, so he could watch DVD movies.

 

I understand that Netflix does not have many movies that aren't available on either DVD or streaming depends on what you want to watch.

 

I have Apple TV that has more movies than Netflix...  no problem. That I can either rent or buy movies.

rip the dvds and make a Plex library to stream them to the Roku :p

 

This.. There you go.

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I'm having a hard time finding a good software to rip my dvd's.

 

Is there an external dvd rom I could for laptop and tv??

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you'll need a couple apps to rip your dvds

 

you'll need a program like SlySoft AnyDVD (trial should work fine if you only need it for a bit) to deactivate the security on the disc

then a program like Handbrake to rip the video

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rip the dvds and make a Plex library to stream them to the Roku :p

 

I've actually thought about doing that myself. I'd need to get a bigger hard drive, but it would be more space-efficient.

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I've actually thought about doing that myself. I'd need to get a bigger hard drive, but it would be more space-efficient.

 

there are cheap hard drives these days.   For example 1 TB HDD is about 45-50 bucks.

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there are cheap hard drives these days.   For example 1 TB HDD is about 45-50 bucks.

 

Good point. I have a lot of DVDs, but it's not like I have a deadline for doing this.

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there are cheap hard drives these days.   For example 1 TB HDD is about 45-50 bucks.

what if i want a Petabyte drive? :p

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what if i want a Petabyte drive? :p

 

Build your own data center in your room in your house.. which you have room full of HDDs..  :p

 

I would love that but $$$

 

:laugh:

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I've actually thought about doing that myself. I'd need to get a bigger hard drive, but it would be more space-efficient.

A Friend of mine and myself have started doing this and we linked our Plex libraries together. We are both running a NAS at home with 16TB of space that we host it on.

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A Friend of mine and myself have started doing this and we linked our Plex libraries together. We are both running a NAS at home with 16TB of space that we host it on.

 

I actually have a pretty large video collection on my tower, using TVersity for the streaming capabilities. Works nicely for XBMC and the X360 video player. But to have my rather large DVD collection on there would require a bit more than the 1.5 TB I currently have. Though I suppose I could split some of the unused space on my system drive into a second partition for storage. (I prefer to keep system/programs and data on separate drives.)

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one of the amazing parts of Plex is how it managed the library with episode / movie details and cast info as well as posters and backgrounds.

 

Here is an example with the Classic Doctor Who.

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So on Roku you can view the info like that, or for my uses with the PS3 it will give a thumbnail of the poster (or just a thumbnail of the episode with TV) so you can get a better idea. And there are mobile apps for it to view on the go as well. (the server software is free) mobile apps cost $5

 

* I have all 26 classic Doctor Seasons on there as well as all the released Modern Doctor Who stuff :D the DVDs get to sit on the shelf and look pretty

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