I've just purchased a fantastic home theatre system, and I'm very chuffed about it all!
Quick Plug: Stereo World on Dominion road in Auckland are fantastic!!! Wont go elsewhere in future (within reason).
Anyhooo - I almost purchased a panasonic HDD recorder with the package, but didn't like the budget GUI that it provides... The look 'n feel of the interfact was clunky, and I just think that if I set up a jukebox full of music, I'd be scrolling for 10 mins to find the song I want... and I don't know if it does playlists or what.
So, I decided I would do some research over the coming weeks, and see if I can figure out what the best option is to provide me with the ability to record TV (perferably in HD), and setup all my music on a 'jukebox'. I had a quick look through the forums, and didn't find anything.
So, I'm off on a new learning adventure. My 'system' is a panasonic system, so the panasonic HDD recorder was tempting, but just doesn't cut the mustard yet.
The questions really are...
Should I buy a HDD recorder? If so, which one?
Should i buy PC / laptop, and set it up to record TV, and play Jukebox using a media center app?
...or maybe I should buy a mac-mini (and have the learning curve)
I'm not an audiophile, or anyphile for that matter - I'm just Joe Average, wanting to spend below average dollar :).
So, what are your thoughts?
PS: I'll just be sticking with freeview -so dont bother with MySky type suggestions :)