I was speaking with my handyman the other day, and he mentioned that he'd worked on a client's home who had some sort of entertainment system which held thousands of DVD's inside a network-based computer drive that was connected to all of the televisions in their home. This got me thinking... I currently own somewhere in the realm of 2,000 DVD's, give or take (most likely give!) and storage is becoming a major dillemma. I've long since ditched all the plastic cases and have resorted to binder sotrage. I've spent hundreds of dollars on binders and my limited shelf space is now being severely compromised. Beyond which, it is extremely inconvenient to have to flip through hundreds upon hundreds of pages whenever I want to watch a movie. It's a horrible system that I currently use and I am desperate for a change towards efficiency! I have spent hours Googling hardware solutions akin to what my handyman described, and have come up with very little. As mentioned, I have a large library! At least 2000 plastic discs, if not more... If such a storage system existed, wherein all discs could be inserted into some (assumably monster sized!) bit of hardware, and organized/categorized digitally by title, genre, etc. I would spring for it at any cost! I am doubtful that any such a thing exists that could possibly accommodate such an abundant collection of DVDs however... My next though, is some kind of digital storage that would allow me to rip and ideally dispose of ALL discs, without compromising any A/V quality. I've never ripped a DVD and I imagine it would be a daunting task to do so and upload thousands of movie files, extras, etc. to a server... but it's an option I'd potentially be willing to explore. What I'd like to know is, what would seem the most convenient, accessible, efficient, and integrated piece of hardware for my given situation (keeping in mind that space in my single bedroom apartment is limited!) and would there be any concern for the protection of data once uploaded (could there be any risk of deletion) and would there be any potential compromise to my storage data if I were to ditch the source material ie. the discs themselves... I'm thinking in terms of digital copyright protection laws or whatever. I really have no clue about any of this or where to start? So to summarize... I want to get rid of every last physical DVD that I own, but still be able to access all films on any device in my home (television, laptop, etc). If there were some sort of mega multi-disc drive which I could feed these DVDs into to store and feed to playback devices (DVD/BluRay player and TV) that would be my ideal choice! I have a LOT of meda however... if costs were reasonable and the units were fairly streamlined in size, I'd even consider owning two if that would solve the issue of accommodating such a vast collection. If this is not realistic, I'd like some advice on digital servers where I could store exact digital replicas of every last encoded space of each of my DVDs at full resolution and without any potential A/V glitches in playback, and without having to keep the physical discs as backup. Could you please offer advice and suggestions? Thanks so much!!