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Old May 6 2010, 09:57 PM   #16
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Re: Will blu-ray play on an HD monitor?

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Pretty sick of the snooty "we've had HD for years!" attitude of a certain group of nerds. Yes, fine, wonderful - but tell me, where did you get your 1080p content in the 90s? Anyone? No? Aye.
Why, in games of course. 1600x1200 would actually be higher pixel density then 1080p if you cropped it to 4:3. Same with 1024x768 compared to 720p. It is the duty required of all of us members of the glorious PC master race to point this out to the dirty console peasants at any possible opportunity.

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Old May 7 2010, 06:23 PM   #17
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Re: Will blu-ray play on an HD monitor?

Right, 'cos we were all running games at 1600x1200 in the 90s. Even if we were, it's not just about the resolution you render your geometry at - but I don't expect the "glorious PC master race" (Yahtzee taketh the piss, btw...) to see beyond their silly numbers-obsessed way of looking at things any time soon.

I do hope you're not genuinely one of these tiresome anti-console PC snobs, because it's boring and turgid. I'm much more concerned with playing good games than I am with quibbling over the hardware they happen to run on .

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Old May 7 2010, 06:30 PM   #18
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(Yahtzee taketh the piss, btw...)
I would have thought by referencing him it should be obvious that I was as well, but I guess this is the internet after all...
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Old May 7 2010, 06:43 PM   #19
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I did wonder, that's why I asked.

You know as well as I do the number of irony deficient people who post pretty much what you did and believe every word.
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Old May 7 2010, 06:52 PM   #20
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Re: Will blu-ray play on an HD monitor?

Well it's still somewhat true in terms of pure resolution. My memory is pretty fuzzy, but I'm pretty sure I remember running 1024x768 pretty commonly in the mid to late 90's, with 16x12 starting to show up a bunch at the very tail end.

But of course, as you said there's a lot more to graphics then just pure resolution. But if we're talking purely about the capabilities of the display device you'll still find people who will cling to their late 90's era ~22", 70lbs CRT monitor.
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Old May 7 2010, 07:08 PM   #21
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Re: Will blu-ray play on an HD monitor?

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I'd expect any monitor or video card labeled "HD" to also support HDCP over DVI, which older hardware doesn't. And you'd need that to play Bluray content.
I agree but some videocards have HDMI outputs which will connect directly to an HDTV or an HD monitor with HDMI imputs.
other monitor inputs are dependent on your videocard.

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If you have a Blu ray player in your computer it will certainly display Blu ray movies, otherwise why would they put it in your computer?
FordSVT a computer has a BD-ROM drive. It happens to be able to also play BD-Video.

With the ability to add firmware updates to a standalone BR player I'd suggest saving up for one that has BD-Live Profile 2.0 as you can get a lot more content via the Internet and have less issues with new discs that have newer DRM software.

If you are purchasing a new computer monitor consider getting one with HDMI inputs.
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Re: Will blu-ray play on an HD monitor?

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Well it's still somewhat true in terms of pure resolution. My memory is pretty fuzzy, but I'm pretty sure I remember running 1024x768 pretty commonly in the mid to late 90's, with 16x12 starting to show up a bunch at the very tail end.

But of course, as you said there's a lot more to graphics then just pure resolution. But if we're talking purely about the capabilities of the display device you'll still find people who will cling to their late 90's era ~22", 70lbs CRT monitor.
I was quite happy with my Avitron AV-7TF till it died last year. I still miss the color reproduction, though the RGBLED in my laptop is pretty good.
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Old May 16 2010, 09:25 PM   #23
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If you have a Blu ray player in your computer it will certainly display Blu ray movies, otherwise why would they put it in your computer?
FordSVT a computer has a BD-ROM drive. It happens to be able to also play BD-Video.
I don't get your point, I didn't say otherwise.
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