lopemanc at swbell.net
Fri Jul 1 22:15:18 EDT 2005
PAUL WILLIAMSON wrote:
>>>>>"Mark Knecht" <markknecht at gmail.com> 06/30/05 11:48 AM >>>
>>On 6/30/05, PAUL WILLIAMSON <pwilliamson at mandtbank.com> wrote:
>>>>>>lopemanc at swbell.net 06/29/05 10:09 PM >>>
>>>>I am planning on a DVD player and an HDTV antenna. I know a
>>>>lot of people recommend cable or satellite.
>>>Don't get a DVD player. Get a DVD drive for your Myth box.
>>Maybe, but only for the kid's rooms....the picture from my DVD
>>with any of the Linux players I've tried is nowhere near as good as
>>Denon DVD player. If you care about movies get a really top notch
>>player and enjoy.
>>Just my 2 cents,
>I just got tired of having to replace the media. I have no more DVDs
>to deal with, except the ones I rent. And those that are scratched
>enough that if I really cared, I'd buy it, hook up my trusty Denon
>DVD-5910 (which has a nice layer of dust on it), and watch it.
>Oh, then I'd rip it and put it in myth as either an ISO or an mpg
>and dare anyone to tell the difference. The convenience of
>not having to search around for it, while also being able to
>watch it on any TV where I have a myth frontend FAR outweighs
>the picture quality I think might have an advantage by playing
>right through the DVD player itself.
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Thank you all for your responses. This has been extremely helpful and
the fog is starting to clear.
Paul thanks for your suggestion of dumping my 300 cd carousel. I like
the carousel but I like the idea better and it should only take about
150 gig hd to do it. Does mythtv or some addon piece of software
automatically download all the track title and artist info and allow you
to search your CDs on HD to find and play music?
Also Paul, you stated at one time that "you dare anybody to tell the
difference between a dedicated DVD and MythTV playing it". Is this from
the DVD drive or after you copied it ot HD. Later you mention that HD
is worth the image loss. Please clarify. Somebody mentioned that Linux
DVD players are not up to par. If you found one that is please inform
us. We rent a lot of DVD and I can't see copying them all to HD before
Thanks again for all the help,
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