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    Question about blu-ray etc

    I've just bought a 42" LCD tv and its in my bedroom next to my pc. If I were to buy a simple blu ray drive for my computer and connect my computer to the tv using either vga or hdmi would I be able to pay blu rays ok?

    Thinking of this drive on scan today only:
    http://www.scan.co.uk/products/liteo...m-inc-software ~£36

    Little confused about all this HDCP stuff.

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    Re: Question about blu-ray etc

    Yes you would, as long as you GPU supports HDCP for digital connections. VGA should work anyway.

    If you want anything more than stereo sound that might complicate matters if using the PC for playback.

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    Re: Question about blu-ray etc

    Quote Originally Posted by Uriel View Post
    Yes you would, as long as you GPU supports HDCP for digital connections. VGA should work anyway.

    If you want anything more than stereo sound that might complicate matters if using the PC for playback.
    how come the might be sound issues? I have my pc connected via optical to my av reciever, I dont plan to run any audio over hdmi although I believe my pc supports it.

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    Re: Question about blu-ray etc

    Most of the playback software that comes with OEM drives is 2 channel only. Having said that, you can still pass SPDIF over optical to a receiver, which will decode the surround sound for you so you wouldn't need multi-channel.

    It would only be an issue if you were using analogue sound connection or headphone surround virtualisation etc.

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    Re: Question about blu-ray etc

    You would have to be connected by a digital connection such as DVI/HDMI - NOT VGA as it isn't digital and 'breaks' the HDCP.
    Kalniel: "Nice review Tarinder - would it be possible to get a picture of the case when the components are installed (with the side off obviously)?"
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    for all intents it seems to be the same card minus some gays name on it and a shielded cover ? with OEM added to it - GoNz0.

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    Re: Question about blu-ray etc

    Quote Originally Posted by Terbinator View Post
    You would have to be connected by a digital connection such as DVI/HDMI - NOT VGA as it isn't digital and 'breaks' the HDCP.
    Digital connections need HDCP. So DVI without HDCP doesn't work. VGA doesn't need HDCP at all and just works.

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    Re: Question about blu-ray etc

    Quote Originally Posted by Uriel View Post
    Digital connections need HDCP. So DVI without HDCP doesn't work. VGA doesn't need HDCP at all and just works.
    To deliver HDCP protected content, such as Blu-Rays?

    DVI does work without HDCP also, there was dozens of monitors at a time with DVI support but not HDCP support.

    Edit: I see what you mean, but at least having the HDCP compliant connection makes sure he isn't going to get stung in the future.
    Kalniel: "Nice review Tarinder - would it be possible to get a picture of the case when the components are installed (with the side off obviously)?"
    CAT-THE-FIFTH: "The Antec 300 is a case which has an understated and clean appearance which many people like. Not everyone is into e-peen looking computers which look like a cross between the imagination of a hyperactive 10 year old and a Frog."
    TKPeters: "Off to AVForum better Deal - £20+Vat for Free Shipping @ Scan"
    for all intents it seems to be the same card minus some gays name on it and a shielded cover ? with OEM added to it - GoNz0.

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    Re: Question about blu-ray etc

    Hi, HDCP, does it depend on SW used.


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    Re: Question about blu-ray etc

    HDCP is only meant to protect the unencrypted data being sent over a digital connection. VGA is analogue, so there's nothing to protect. It will always work for Blu-Ray.

    “…It will not affect your ability to display HDTV if the source connection is Component or RGB (VGA). HDCP is designed to protect digital signals used in DVI and HDMI.Ê Most earlier model HDTV sets do not use DVI or HDMI but with the quick implementation of HDCP compliant sets, any new purchases of plasma, projectors, and even rear projection HDTV should be compliant with this copy protection standard if the set offers DVI/HDMI.” [Digital Connection, LLC.]
    http://www.birds-eye.net/definition/...otection.shtml

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