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Topic # 31434 17-Mar-2009 17:18
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Here is the make-up of my computer

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128357
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121259
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371005
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116072
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820134488
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832116511


And here is the drive I want to get to play Blu Ray if it will work...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827131054

I know the video card is HDCP ready and all that ,more worried about the E5200...
Will this set-up play Blu Ray well?

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  Reply # 201704 17-Mar-2009 19:07
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The link you gave was for your wishlist when you had a web session on newegg. Doesn't work for us.

Depending on your GPU you won't need a too powerful a CPU.

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  Reply # 201724 17-Mar-2009 20:01
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Unsure of why you are viewing USA sites: are you planning on your purchases from thereUndecidedUndecided Check here.

As for your other: I am running an E4600. Check my sig. I have perfect H.264 FreeviewHD playback which takes a lot more CPU power than Blu-ray playback.

Not trying to sway you about your BD drive, but I got a free update to PowerDVD 7.3 Ultra, which does not downsample the BD audio to 2-channel, across my SPDif line. Not sure what software codecs the Sony comes with. Otherwise, you need either Arcsoft's Total Media or pay for upgrade to PowerDVD HD codecs.

Check around as still not sure if my update works if your using PC speaker setup. The LG drive has operated perfectly since day one.




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  Reply # 201803 18-Mar-2009 02:35
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Ok I fixed the links..Sorry bout that...Thanks for the replies..



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  Reply # 201804 18-Mar-2009 02:39
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1gkar: Unsure of why you are viewing USA sites: are you planning on your purchases from thereUndecidedUndecided Check here.

 
 Yeah thats where I live..Sorry I have not yet  figured out how to edit my profile to show that...How do I do that? I don't see where to do that..And I see everyone is from New Zealand..Am I suppose to be on this forum? Just seems like I get more help here than the average forum..This is one of my favorites...

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  Reply # 201839 18-Mar-2009 08:17
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As 1gkar said, you should have no issue with your setup.

As for whether you should be on this forum or not, meh, pretty sure everyone's welcome :). Only thing to be aware of when asking for info are our different TV standards (NTSC/60 vs PAL/50) and broadcast HDTV delivery. Other than that everything (except pricing advice lol) is relevant.

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Ultimate Geek


  Reply # 201842 18-Mar-2009 08:33
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RunAway:
1gkar: Unsure of why you are viewing USA sites: are you planning on your purchases from thereUndecidedUndecided Check here.

 
 Yeah thats where I live..Sorry I have not yet  figured out how to edit my profile to show that...How do I do that? I don't see where to do that..And I see everyone is from New Zealand..Am I suppose to be on this forum? Just seems like I get more help here than the average forum..This is one of my favorites...
My apologies. It's a pretty good reason.

As KracsNZ stated, you're more than welcome. You're lucky as most of the HTPC research you can do is totally relevant to what you need.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/forumdisplay.php?f=26 is probably the best HTPC-related website out there. But it can get daunting as there is so much information.

As for your flag. Not sure. I went back into my profile & adjusted my country thinking it would change flag status but did not. Maybe PM Mauricio (freitasm) & ask.




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  Reply # 201855 18-Mar-2009 09:21
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The flag is dependent on where the IP that your internet connection uses is registered to. That is why mine is showing as US even though I live/work in NZ. The public IP used by our internet gateway is US registered.

Nothing you can do to change it.







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  Reply # 201895 18-Mar-2009 12:46
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Nety: The flag is dependent on where the IP that your internet connection uses is registered to. That is why mine is showing as US even though I live/work in NZ. The public IP used by our internet gateway is US registered.

Nothing you can do to change it.


I see...Wonder why I don't even have a flag? Oh well....

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  Reply # 201904 18-Mar-2009 14:00
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Probably the easiest thing would be a simple line in your signature, "greetings from the US", or the like, so people can work it outWink




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  Reply # 201938 18-Mar-2009 16:02
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Best bang-for-the-buck Blu-Ray drive I've come across is the LG GGC-H20L:

Newegg link for you -> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136133

Even plays HD-DVD's should you be able to find any ;)

The ATI Radeon's GPU will handle almost all of the H264 decoding onboard so the CPU becomes largely irrelevant. An E2500 will be more than adequate.

Now I need to find a passive 8500GT PCIe card for my system...




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  Reply # 201971 18-Mar-2009 17:09
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1gkar: Probably the easiest thing would be a simple line in your signature, "greetings from the US", or the like, so people can work it outWink


   Right...



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  Reply # 201972 18-Mar-2009 17:10
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stevenz:

Best bang-for-the-buck Blu-Ray drive I've come across is the LG GGC-H20L:

Newegg link for you -> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136133

Even plays HD-DVD's should you be able to find any ;)

The ATI Radeon's GPU will handle almost all of the H264 decoding onboard so the CPU becomes largely irrelevant. An E2500 will be more than adequate.

Now I need to find a passive 8500GT PCIe card for my system...



  Just the kind of info I have been looking for...Thanks...

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  Reply # 202044 18-Mar-2009 22:24
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RunAway:
stevenz:

Best bang-for-the-buck Blu-Ray drive I've come across is the LG GGC-H20L:

Newegg link for you -> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136133

Even plays HD-DVD's should you be able to find any ;)

The ATI Radeon's GPU will handle almost all of the H264 decoding onboard so the CPU becomes largely irrelevant. An E2500 will be more than adequate.

Now I need to find a passive 8500GT PCIe card for my system...



  Just the kind of info I have been looking for...Thanks...


As I stated in your other thread, that's the one I've got, also, & you couldn't go wrong with it. Again, given your currency, you may want to consider future-proofing with the rewritable version, if the BD media is an acceptable price over there.

Question: is the US HD broadcast format going across to H.264 anytime soon? Reason I ask, a lot of people seem to be having issues with the ATI card catalyst drivers with that format, whereas in the US, at present, the MPEG2 ATSC one is a lot more compatible.

Having read some time ago, the US was moving across, but the timeframe was unknown. And, like most things Humans do, I imagine, it will take some time in accomplishing, especially given the US demographics.

@stevenz: I think either exdee or nety had one for sale a short time ago.




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  Reply # 202742 23-Mar-2009 11:12
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stevenz:

Best bang-for-the-buck Blu-Ray drive I've come across is the LG GGC-H20L:

Newegg link for you -> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136133

Even plays HD-DVD's should you be able to find any ;)..



Have to agree with that. Have been using one for about 4 months now and it's great. And I have over 40 HD-DVD's so that function is invaluable. But I don't use the drive for playing HD discs - the PC isn't up to it and anyway I don't want to watch on a computer monitor. It's great for backing up HD titles to a server for watching on my HT system.

Plus it's easy to flash the firmware on it to a firmware that is more friendly to backing up HD titles :)

1gkar: Question: is the US HD broadcast format going across to H.264 anytime soon? Reason I ask, a lot of people seem to be having issues with the ATI card catalyst drivers with that format, whereas in the US, at present, the MPEG2 ATSC one is a lot more compatible.

Having read some time ago, the US was moving across, but the timeframe was unknown. And, like most things Humans do, I imagine, it will take some time in accomplishing, especially given the US demographics.

@stevenz: I think either exdee or nety had one for sale a short time ago.


From what I have been reading, there are no plans to move to H264 for US HD OTA broadcasts. They are just getting to grips with the analogue shutdown. However DirectTV I think is moving to H264 for their satellite broadcasts so they can shove more channels down the same pipeline. They are either forcing folks to upgrade their STB's or if they complain loud enough, provide a free upgrade.  I guess when you are providing 100+ HD channels plus locals for major markets, every bit of bandwidth counts!




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  Reply # 202809 23-Mar-2009 15:02
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stevenz:

Best bang-for-the-buck Blu-Ray drive I've come across is the LG GGC-H20L:

Newegg link for you -> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136133

Even plays HD-DVD's should you be able to find any ;)

The ATI Radeon's GPU will handle almost all of the H264 decoding onboard so the CPU becomes largely irrelevant. An E2500 will be more than adequate.

Now I need to find a passive 8500GT PCIe card for my system...



Got this drive on the way..Should be here Tuesday...I hope I don't have too much trouble getting the Blu Ray software to work...

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