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Old 12-29-2008, 03:56 PM   #11
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I've heard rumors (not sure how true) that Blue-Ray support in XP is iffy. I know it works fine in vista, but both will need a decoder for it to play. Other than that, I think you are all set.
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rumors from where? I'm curious about this. Would you happen to have a source. I mean i guess it makes logical since. Just wondering?
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Old 12-29-2008, 04:26 PM   #13
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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
well are you getting a blu-ray drive? because i didnt notice in your above post that you have one or not...
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Old 12-29-2008, 04:30 PM   #14
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rumors from where? I'm curious about this. Would you happen to have a source. I mean i guess it makes logical since. Just wondering?
People at both of my jobs. That, and my laptop is a dualboot. The XP partition sees my drive as a dvd-burner, where vista see's it as a full-on blue-ray burner (which it is)
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Old 12-29-2008, 04:31 PM   #15
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hmm thats interesting...
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Old 12-29-2008, 06:17 PM   #16
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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.
just fyi vga is also capable of displaying more than hd resoloutions
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well are you getting a blu-ray drive? because i didnt notice in your above post that you have one or not...
yes i will get one
as soon as i get the $ from work
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Old 12-30-2008, 07:13 PM   #18
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What is the HDMI in a GPU for?
What is the HDMI in a monitor for?

Do I need them as well as the blu ray burner to play blu ray or hd?
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Old 12-31-2008, 01:41 PM   #19
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so if i was to use this as my monitor
TV
then i would get all of the ohhhh and ahhhh of Blu-ray
right?
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yes you should get the oooooooooohs ahhhhh and oh shiiiiii*t. hahah

thats a damn good price for a tv. man
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