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#1 +ultimate99

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 23:03

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.




#2 Geoffrey B.

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 13:42

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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Posted 19 June 2014 - 13:51

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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Posted 19 June 2014 - 13:58

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.



#5 Geoffrey B.

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 14:07

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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Posted 19 June 2014 - 14:08

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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Posted 19 June 2014 - 14:13

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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Posted 19 June 2014 - 14:20

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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Posted 19 June 2014 - 14:23

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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Posted 19 June 2014 - 14:42

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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Posted 19 June 2014 - 14:44

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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Posted 19 June 2014 - 14:49

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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Posted 19 June 2014 - 14:54

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 $$$

 

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#14 Geoffrey B.

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 16:59

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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Posted 19 June 2014 - 17:20

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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