Originally Posted by Lotus
Watch Apple do it.
Just watch. There is a market.
That would be a great appliance that could easily be made from a PC. You would just put your media in the drive and it would automatically rip it to the hard drive at your specified settings, catalog it and set up an easily accessed menu. Now that the AV recievers are starting to come with ethernet capability it would be a great front end for such a media server.
electronics stores such as best buy could then purchase a multi dvd robotic feeder and you could just drop your collection at the store and have it installed on the server for you.
such dvd mechanisms already exist that can hold aprox 100 disks at a time. They are used for mass copying of disks. I'm sure some small niche company could set up a turn key system and sell them to the large electronics chains. It would be a good way for the store to make some extra profit or they could include it as a service if you purchase such a media server from them.