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Author Topic: First Blu-ray Drive Won’t Play Blu-ray Movies !!!  (Read 2517 times)

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First Blu-ray Drive Won’t Play Blu-ray Movies !!!
« on: August 12, 2006, 09:10:33 AM »

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Re: First Blu-ray Drive Won’t Play Blu-ray Movies !!!
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2006, 09:41:07 AM »

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Since there are currently no PCs for sale offering graphics chips that support HDCP, this isn't yet possible.

Weird. I googled a bit and found this:

http://www.asus.com/...1313&modelmenu=1

..and Asus is not the only company. Sapphire has some HDCP/HDMI cards as well it seems

http://www.boxgods.c...n=Article&ID=215

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The second reason, according to Bautista, is that BD playback software that can decrypt HDCP isn't "released as a saleable item yet".

Not that I have tried to play anything Blu-Ray -ish on my PC (well.. Sony, claims it is not possible anyway at this point), but I googled a bit further and found this. Cyberlink and NVidia believes it might work:
http://www.cyberlink...s_room/view_842.html
http://phx.corporate...70130&highlight=

That Cyberlink press release is well over a year old.

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Re: First Blu-ray Drive Won’t Play Blu-ray Movies !!!
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2006, 06:25:29 PM »
Does anyone else hate Sony? :P

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Re: First Blu-ray Drive Won’t Play Blu-ray Movies !!!
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2006, 12:20:27 AM »
I do! I think both BR and HD-DVD will be eclipsed by the next-gen storage apps. Neither will go far with them trying to split the market. And frankly, I think DVD's value of performance and quality is just fine, not to mention cheap price. Ah, but it's that last thing that kills the corporate robbers. They think the gold is in making everyone ditch good formats every five years, and I ain't replacing my entire collection of music and video just because "mega-corp" told me to! Fight the machine people!!