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Which Multimedia unit provides us with

our requirements. Been looking for 2 years and bought a few only to find they were not suitable!
We want to d/l some 100 films from discs onto an external drive. Simple? Yes! However each and every unit we have tried does not have the facility to do a search. Let me try to explain. Yes we get an index of files etc. However what we cannot do is once that file is opened we have to open up each item before finding the film we want to watch. Like when you have them on disc, put the disc into the DVD machine and bingo! It tells us which films are on there and you just select that film to watch. We have countless hours (and money) trying various machines which we were told would serve our requirements. Its so bad that we are considering buying a new computer just to use for this purpose.
Or are we missing something? One of the probelmes we have is living in Spain and whilst talking fairly good Spanish (well the wife does!) explaining our needs seems to hit brick walls here!
Any good suggestions of units to look at, please.

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Keep looking.

I'm thinking I may have cheated by using a laptop for this. I've wasted too much time and money on other solutions so today, now, that's what I use.

Research BOXEE for something new this year.

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Keep looking

Thanks for just about confirming my thoughts. There is nothing at all on the market suitable, at a reasonable cost. So when we get a new computer for me, the old one will service our requirements.

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I didn't pay much for the laptop.

And if I was to do it again, I would.

Back to laptops. Shop around for those ION based NETBOOKS with HDMI so it will have the oomph to output HD.

Also, many TV's now take content over new connections. PLEASE DO NOT COMPLAIN TO ME if you don't care for that but there are many other solutions out there such as XBMC and more.

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