Results 1 to 13 of 13

Thread: HD Ready?

  1. #1
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    North Yorkshire
    Posts
    36
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    • ianc1990's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Abit IP-35 PRO
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core 2 DUO E6850 3.0Ghz
      • Memory:
      • TwinX 4GB Corsair memory
      • Storage:
      • 150G WD Clear Raptor + 750Gb WD SATA2
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 768Mb XFX 8800 ULTRA
      • PSU:
      • 850w CoolerMastrer Modular PSU
      • Case:
      • NZXT Lexa Black-Line
      • Monitor(s):
      • 24" Samsung SM-245B

    HD Ready?

    Hi, I have the following setup;

    ABIT IP-35PRO Motherboard

    Intel E6850 Core2Duo 3.0Ghz (Running at 3.6Ghz OC'd)

    24' Samsung SM245B LCD Monitor

    768MB XFX 8800 ULTRA Graphics Card

    IS everything I have ready for hd and capable of handling it?

    I dont currently have an HD DVD drive but if my setup is ready for HD, then i will purchase one.

    Thanks
    Ian Caruana

  2. #2
    Vive le pants! directhex's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    /dev/urandom
    Posts
    17,074
    Thanks
    228
    Thanked
    1,027 times in 678 posts
    • directhex's system
      • Motherboard:
      • MSI X99A Gaming 7
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core i7 5280k
      • Memory:
      • 32GiB ADATA DDR4
      • Storage:
      • Corsair Neutron XT 960GB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • MSI GTX 980 Gaming 4G Twin Frozr 5
      • PSU:
      • Corsair AX860i
      • Case:
      • NZXT H440
      • Operating System:
      • Ubuntu 17.10, Windows 10
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell U2713HM
      • Internet:
      • FIOS

    Re: HD Ready?

    yes.

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Glasgow
    Posts
    1,469
    Thanks
    38
    Thanked
    61 times in 58 posts

    Re: HD Ready?

    Agreed.

    You'll need PowerDVD 7 or Arcsfot Total Media Extreme for HD-DVD/BD playback. Any DVD HD also a good idea, removes the need for HDCP.

  4. #4
    Vive le pants! directhex's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    /dev/urandom
    Posts
    17,074
    Thanks
    228
    Thanked
    1,027 times in 678 posts
    • directhex's system
      • Motherboard:
      • MSI X99A Gaming 7
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core i7 5280k
      • Memory:
      • 32GiB ADATA DDR4
      • Storage:
      • Corsair Neutron XT 960GB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • MSI GTX 980 Gaming 4G Twin Frozr 5
      • PSU:
      • Corsair AX860i
      • Case:
      • NZXT H440
      • Operating System:
      • Ubuntu 17.10, Windows 10
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell U2713HM
      • Internet:
      • FIOS

    Re: HD Ready?

    Quote Originally Posted by Skinleech View Post
    Agreed.

    You'll need PowerDVD 7 or Arcsfot Total Media Extreme for HD-DVD/BD playback. Any DVD HD also a good idea, removes the need for HDCP.
    he has an HDCP monitor and graphics card - where's the problem?

  5. #5
    Jay
    Jay is offline
    Gentlemen.. we're history Jay's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Jita
    Posts
    8,364
    Thanks
    304
    Thanked
    568 times in 409 posts
    • Jay's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASUS P5Q Deluxe
      • CPU:
      • Intel Q6600 G0 @ 3.0GHz with Corsair H50
      • Memory:
      • 8GB Corsair XMS Pro DDR2 800MHz 5-5-5-12
      • Storage:
      • 128GB Crucial RealSSD
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Sapphire VaporX HD4890 1GB
      • PSU:
      • 720W Enermax Infinity
      • Case:
      • Fractal Design Define R3 Black Pearl
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • 2 x Samsung 22" 226BW V2 (3360 x 1050)
      • Internet:
      • O2 / Cisco ASA 5505

    Re: HD Ready?

    why buy a HD DVD player right now though? I would wait until the BR/HD DVD cobo drives drop in price then you should be ok no matter what happens.

    (until Sony upgrade their Blueray and the drive no longer plays all the content)
    □ΞVΞ□

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Glasgow
    Posts
    1,469
    Thanks
    38
    Thanked
    61 times in 58 posts

    Re: HD Ready?

    Quote Originally Posted by directhex View Post
    he has an HDCP monitor and graphics card - where's the problem?
    I didn't know the monitor was HDCP also.

    Quote Originally Posted by jay_oasis View Post
    why buy a HD DVD player right now though? I would wait until the BR/HD DVD cobo drives drop in price then you should be ok no matter what happens.

    (until Sony upgrade their Blueray and the drive no longer plays all the content)
    The LG (I think) combo drive for the PC should be ok, and not too expensive.

  7. #7
    Vive le pants! directhex's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    /dev/urandom
    Posts
    17,074
    Thanks
    228
    Thanked
    1,027 times in 678 posts
    • directhex's system
      • Motherboard:
      • MSI X99A Gaming 7
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core i7 5280k
      • Memory:
      • 32GiB ADATA DDR4
      • Storage:
      • Corsair Neutron XT 960GB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • MSI GTX 980 Gaming 4G Twin Frozr 5
      • PSU:
      • Corsair AX860i
      • Case:
      • NZXT H440
      • Operating System:
      • Ubuntu 17.10, Windows 10
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell U2713HM
      • Internet:
      • FIOS

    Re: HD Ready?

    about £140 for a combo reader, £80 for a BR-only reader, iirc

    and you can buy drives now - it's the software that keeps getting updated on blu-ray, which isn't an issue for pc owners

  8. #8
    The late but legendary peterb - Onward and Upward peterb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Looking down & checking on swearing
    Posts
    19,381
    Thanks
    2,892
    Thanked
    3,403 times in 2,693 posts

    Re: HD Ready?

    Quote Originally Posted by directhex View Post
    about £140 for a combo reader, £80 for a BR-only reader, iirc

    and you can buy drives now - it's the software that keeps getting updated on blu-ray, which isn't an issue for pc owners

    He speaks the truth...

    Computer hardware and software at amazing prices, available online from Scan Computers UK
    (\__/)
    (='.'=)
    (")_(")

    Been helped or just 'Like' a post? Use the Thanks button!
    My broadband speed - 750 Meganibbles/minute

  9. #9
    HEXUS.social member Agent's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Internet
    Posts
    19,159
    Thanks
    732
    Thanked
    1,605 times in 1,044 posts

    Re: HD Ready?

    Oh, nice.
    I don't mind that as a one off payment, but the price of the disks seriously need to come down now
    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    And by trying to force me to like small pants, they've alienated me.

  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Glasgow
    Posts
    1,469
    Thanks
    38
    Thanked
    61 times in 58 posts

    Re: HD Ready?

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent View Post
    Oh, nice.
    I don't mind that as a one off payment, but the price of the disks seriously need to come down now
    Do you mean blanks or the actual movies?

    Movietyme has BD bargains for £7.99, and often sells films on both formats from £10.99. Granted a lot of them hit £17.99.

    Also, in regards to Any DVD HD point above, if you did decide to go with a combo, Any DVD HD will remove the region codes for any disks bought outwith the UK.

  11. #11
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    North Yorkshire
    Posts
    36
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    • ianc1990's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Abit IP-35 PRO
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core 2 DUO E6850 3.0Ghz
      • Memory:
      • TwinX 4GB Corsair memory
      • Storage:
      • 150G WD Clear Raptor + 750Gb WD SATA2
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 768Mb XFX 8800 ULTRA
      • PSU:
      • 850w CoolerMastrer Modular PSU
      • Case:
      • NZXT Lexa Black-Line
      • Monitor(s):
      • 24" Samsung SM-245B

    Re: HD Ready?

    So, only 1 lats question,

    If im not going to use software such as Power DVD 7 or any HD, as directhex said because my monitor + craphics card is HDCP, what software will i be able to use thats compatible with HD and BD disks and plays them in full quality?

    Thanks for your help guys
    Ian

  12. #12
    Vive le pants! directhex's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    /dev/urandom
    Posts
    17,074
    Thanks
    228
    Thanked
    1,027 times in 678 posts
    • directhex's system
      • Motherboard:
      • MSI X99A Gaming 7
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core i7 5280k
      • Memory:
      • 32GiB ADATA DDR4
      • Storage:
      • Corsair Neutron XT 960GB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • MSI GTX 980 Gaming 4G Twin Frozr 5
      • PSU:
      • Corsair AX860i
      • Case:
      • NZXT H440
      • Operating System:
      • Ubuntu 17.10, Windows 10
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell U2713HM
      • Internet:
      • FIOS

    Re: HD Ready?

    no, that's the thing, you need to use software like powerdvd7. and it'll run at full quality BECAUSE you have a full hdcp chain

  13. #13
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Glasgow
    Posts
    1,469
    Thanks
    38
    Thanked
    61 times in 58 posts

    Re: HD Ready?

    Yup, what Directhex said.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Technosonic 32 Inch HD ready LCD TV
    By Isy in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 25-10-2006, 12:14 PM
  2. no hd ready sticker on new hd ready tv
    By joffa81 in forum Consumer Electronics
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 09-09-2006, 04:40 PM
  3. Samsung 42" PS42S5H HD Ready Plasma
    By Ody in forum Retail Therapy and Bargains
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-04-2006, 02:07 PM
  4. Ready Meals.
    By Stewart in forum Kitchen and Cooking
    Replies: 34
    Last Post: 01-04-2006, 09:26 PM
  5. Are all Gecube x800GTOs crossfire ready?
    By PCuser21 in forum Graphics Cards
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-10-2005, 11:27 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •