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Old 12-28-2008, 08:20 PM   #1
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okay im building a pc
(some of the parts are in my sig)
and i was wondering if i need anything special to watch blu-ray?
i want to put a blu-ray rom in
it has a 2.66 quad core
with 4 gigs of ram
a 8800 gt 640 mhz core clock w/ 512 mb of ram
on a 22" LCD monitor with a 20000:1 contrast ration and a 2ms response time
a 7.1 sound card with 5.1 speakers
would i be able to see all of the wonders of blu-ray
or will it crash?
thanks for the help
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Old 12-28-2008, 08:28 PM   #2
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no it will run fine

but you will only get the benefit if the monitor and gpu can display hd resoloutions
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Old 12-28-2008, 08:34 PM   #3
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yeah it should be fine. sounds like anice setup
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Old 12-29-2008, 09:03 AM   #4
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To use Blu-Ray don't you need a monitor and GPU that has HDMI?
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Old 12-29-2008, 10:48 AM   #5
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how could HDMI be better then DVI?
there are less connection points or pins on an HDMI compaired to a DVI

my parts just for the record
GPU 8800 GT
22" LCD Monitor
and like i said 4 gigs of ram
a quad core
7.1 X-Fi
Speakers
with the blu-ray rom and all
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HDMI = DVI, they are both HDCP, but HDMI also has digital audio, up to 5.1 channel IIRC

EDIT: sorry HDCP is content protection, but both are are capable of HD content.
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Your monitor doesn't support high definition. You can still play the movies, you just won't get all of the "ooh and awe" out of it. Still a pretty sweet monitor though. 720p should play fine. I don't know how 1080p will go for you.
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its a hell of a lot better then the dell tube that im using right now
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its a hell of a lot better then the dell tube that im using right now
Definitely.
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Second that
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