Well, after all the format debates I held off buying a DVD until ca 2-3 months ago, and I’m just getting into the creation of legal back ups of my DVD collection ;). If it affects the decision any, here is my system:
ATI 9700 AIW
512MB PC 3500
2x Raptor (36GB) RAID0
1x Seagate 200GB
NEC 3520A DVD/RW (Dual layer)
LG Electronics DVD Drive
19" Viewsonic Monitor
DTS Receiver and speaker system
I usually watch DVDs on my PC (I don’t even have a TV anymore). My 2 questions are what are the best softwares for legal backups and playback? The ATI software wouldn’t work on the digital channel for some reason (no DD nor DTS), so I’ve settled in with WinDVD since it came with my MoBo. For backups I’m using AnyDVD and CloneDVD2, which seem to work well but I’m still a novice and only tried a couple of programs (a also have EZ CD/DVD Creator 6). Any thoughts or opinions?
Also, I have a friend that passes through to his TV through S-Video, and I was curious as to what I could recommend to him as his regular DVD player stopped playing burned discs.