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Stuck on the whole Blu Ray setup

Discussion in 'Home Cinema & Hi-Fi' started by BringTheRain, 18 Sep 2009.

  1. BringTheRain

    Soldato

    Joined: 3 Jan 2009

    Posts: 5,614

    Location: Bedfordshire

    Hi there

    Im still not getting the answers i need. So thought i would make a new post in here. I have tried searching the forums, but im still stuck :(

    I have my pc at the moment which is E6600, 2 gig of ram, hd's etc

    I want to jump onto the blu ray bandwagon. I have tried Hd (360 & HD player) when it first come out and was impressed by the quality.

    What i would like to know is:-

    I have my pc plugged into my 40 inch sony tv its not 1080p. It will only do 720p or 1080i

    So im assuming i can buy a blu ray player for my pc, hdmi lead and a new GPU and away i go.

    My pc is currently plugged into the tv via vga.When i go the HDMI route will i problems with setting up the screen size etc or can you do that within windows?

    I would just like to know what i need to buy :( and not waste time or money

    Phew

    Thanks :)
     
  2. AbsenceJam

    Mobster

    Joined: 2 Nov 2007

    Posts: 4,304

    You don't need a new GPU, just a DVI>HDMI dongle/lead though I'd recommend a 9400 or above as it'll handle the video decoding leaving the CPU nearly free.
    You just set the resolution of the display in Windows if it doesn't detect it itself.
     
  3. BringTheRain

    Soldato

    Joined: 3 Jan 2009

    Posts: 5,614

    Location: Bedfordshire

    My gpu is really old tho. I run the BR advisor program and it said it wouldn't work.
     
  4. BringTheRain

    Soldato

    Joined: 3 Jan 2009

    Posts: 5,614

    Location: Bedfordshire

    gonna buy a blu ray player or a ps3 so much easier :D