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Blu Ray drive vs Blu Ray external with 4XXX series, need some help!

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  1. newconroer

    newconroer

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    Couldn't think of where else to slap this in, so, move if necessary.

    I'm torn between buying a Blu Ray drive and watching content on the computer, or buying a Blu Ray box, and using it for the TV and computer (depending on the situation).

    I have heard though, that if you don't have a HDMI native or HDCP compliant monitor, that you have a problem - something about not being able to use both of the DVI outputs on your video card simultaneously?

    Anyone have any experience with running an external box with 4XXX cards?
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    NO problems here with BLu-Ray or HD-DVD playback. I have 2 4890's, and 4 monitors connected. Most likely the issue was software(PowerDVD/WinDVD). DVI/HDMI doesn't seem to matter for me, altohugh, yes I had issues some time ago...must have been over a year or so.

    That said, I use PS3 for blu-ray playback more often than not now, just to get a bit less noise.
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    I'm aware that if you have HDCP compliant or HDMI, then a straight cable connection should do you fine; however I have a feeling this monitor might not be compliant.

    I don't think there's a workaround for that though.

    I just haven't followed the whole content protection thing for the last several years ; not sure if anything's changed.
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    There is a work around. AnyDVD HD.

    And unless you want to copy and rip BD, a set top player or ps3 on your main tv is probably best.

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