Krank - technically do you think playing DVDs is worse on the device than playing games? I still think it is a rumour.
emuhack - my TV has upscaling built in and when I play the DVD on mplayer (not as a vob) the quality is as good as a DVD player. I know I cannot play HDD but don;t want those anyway. You too seem to think that it will burn out the drive , why? or are you guessing as well, just because of what others are guessing at on here? It certainly isn't a pain in the ass, mplayer works well and having one box under the TV is much better. you seem not to have rad an earlier post. If I hire a DVD from a sore just as it grans y attention, I don;t want to download it, not do I want to burn it to .avi, I just want to go home and plug it in. Mplayer does this BUT cannot play VOB herefore cannot jump to particular files on the DVD if the DVD is multi session and has multiple areas, like my Kaiser chiefs and movies that have specials at the end.