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Windows 7: Blu Ray vs Standard DVD


19 Jan 2010   #11

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
I'll like to clear something up. It does not matter whether the connection is DVI or HDMI, they are exactly the same except HDMI also transports sound. Which ever you chose will not matter in the slightest.
Since I'm going to a monitor that doesn't have speakers, I guess that DVI should be sufficient, with the sound routed to my 5.1 speakers as normal?

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19 Jan 2010   #12

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
I'll like to clear something up. It does not matter whether the connection is DVI or HDMI, they are exactly the same except HDMI also transports sound. Which ever you chose will not matter in the slightest.
Connection as in native connection and not via adaptor - right?
I assume that by adaptor, you would mean adapting VGA to DVI...correct? In my case, that is not necessary.
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19 Jan 2010   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
I'll like to clear something up. It does not matter whether the connection is DVI or HDMI, they are exactly the same except HDMI also transports sound. Which ever you chose will not matter in the slightest.
Connection as in native connection and not via adaptor - right?
I assume that by adaptor, you would mean adapting VGA to DVI...correct? In my case, that is not necessary.
Yes, but does your have an HDCP compliant DVI input?
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19 Jan 2010   #14

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

By input, I assume that you are referring to the monitor. It has DVI input, and it is HDCP compliant, so I can only assume that the DVI is HDCP compliant. It also has HDMI, but I could not make that work.
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19 Jan 2010   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
By input, I assume that you are referring to the monitor. It has DVI input, and it is HDCP compliant, so I can only assume that the DVI is HDCP compliant. It also has HDMI, but I could not make that work.
Fine, but HDMI did not work?
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19 Jan 2010   #16

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

No. When I spoke to Acer support, they told me that if the video card had DVI only, then I had to use a DVI to DVI cable, which I did. When I tried it using a DVI to HDMI cable, all that I got was a black screen.
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19 Jan 2010   #17

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
No. When I spoke to Acer support, they told me that if the video card had DVI only, then I had to use a DVI to DVI cable, which I did. When I tried it using a DVI to HDMI cable, all that I got was a black screen.
Ahh, so try DVI + sound card. This should be fine. What software will you play back the film? I've used PowerDVD in the past, so the Ultra version with Blu-Ray support should be sufficient, but you may also consider WinDVD's alternate version. Check to make sure the film is running @ 1080p and maybe at 24FPS too.
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19 Jan 2010   #18

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

That is what I have... PowerDVD 8 Ultra.
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19 Jan 2010   #19

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
That is what I have... PowerDVD 8 Ultra.
You should upgrade to 9 - your CPU is also a bit weak but Blu-Ray should work. I'd also upgrade to 4GB RAM at a minimum.
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19 Jan 2010   #20

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

It will either work with the CPU that I have, or I won't get it. My primary rig already has 4GB of RAM, but I will need to add a couple of sticks on my secondary rig...then again, maybe not. It's CPU is weaker than my primary rig.

Why upgrade to 9? What does it do that 8 won't?
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