So, over the coming months I shall keep you updated with my progress and hopefully you can gain some insight into how to create yourself a lovely home cinema by learning from my mistakes (and probably improving on them by spending an extra £20 that I decided to save!).
Part of what I will be discussing is how to transfer all of your DVDs & Blu-Rays onto a computer so that they can be accessed without ever leaving your chair. Naturally, with ripping DVDs comes certain legal grey areas.
The law in the UK was updated in 2010 with the Digital Economy Act which legalised copying CDs and DVDs for personal use. However, it is not that simple. It is still not legal to bypass copyright protection which is prevalent on most DVDs and nearly all Blu-Rays. That means, by law in the UK, it is still not necessarily legal to copy the films which you bought.
So, for the purposes of any information I give on ripping DVDs and Blu-Rays I strongly urge you to investigate the laws in your country.
Other than that, I hope the information I give you will come in useful!