It was my understanding from what totallymaxed has said in the past, that although 0710 will not be able to play BD/HDDVD directly from the optical media due to the encryption schemes, that the scheme 0710 would use is to rip the content to hard drive, use a local decryption system and have the LMCE box do the work, then use mplayer to play it.
The only restrictions that seemed to be apparent when this was last discussed was the CPU power needed to process all that data, the disk space required (although it only need be temporary, I guess) and the network bandwidth needed to stream it to MDs - certainly Gb required...
Is that right Andrew? So encrypted (normal) HD DVDs and BD should be fine? Certainly the copy protection keys have been circumvented since May last year, look at SlySofts AnyDVD product.
Final question, Andrew - if this is how it will work, will LMCE allow you to start playing the ripped movie before it has finished ripping, or do you need to wait for the whole disk to finish before starting? How long does that typically take?