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Topic # 150904 7-Aug-2014 11:08
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Hi Guys,

Looking for a media player that will play full 3d bluray ISO with Nav menu's

Is there one out there?

Or am I better to build a HTPC running powerDVD software



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  Reply # 1103959 7-Aug-2014 11:59
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I Dont think there is a media player that will do this.

I use powerDVD on my HTPC just for 3D - although only have a small number of Blu-ray 3D iso, the rest of my collection has been remuxed to MKV with just the main movie and DTS-HD soundtrack to save space and I use mediaportal for playback.




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  Reply # 1103978 7-Aug-2014 12:23
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I'm an HTPC fan and have had a good run for many years using PowerDVD11 for my 2D and 3D Blu-ray ISO's 

My HTPC is my Home Theater backbone with DVBViewer for Freeview and Recording. It is also useful for browsing and streaming so I find it a very versatile tool compared to dedicated players. I do also use PS3 and PS4 consoles as gaming and streaming players.



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  Reply # 1104042 7-Aug-2014 13:32
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Sounds like it might have to be an HTPC, whats the likely hood of building one for $300?

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  Reply # 1104064 7-Aug-2014 14:06
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livisun: Sounds like it might have to be an HTPC, whats the likely hood of building one for $300?


If you are very lucky, you might find something second hand for sale around that price but you need to make sure it can handle Blu-ray and 3D.

To give you some idea, my latest motherboard, CPU and Ram combo for a nice stable Blu-ray 3D platform are:

CPU: Intel Core i3-2100, $195.00
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H67MA-D2H-B3, $181.00
Corsair Ram: CMV4GX3M2A1333C9, $85.00

(These are a couple of years old prices so you may find much better deals)

Remember that this does not include a Case, Power Supply, Blu-ray Drive, Hard Drive(s), Windows OS, Blu-ray Software etc which stacks up the cost depending on how nice you want it to look in your lounge or Theater.

The type of motherboard listed above has on-board HDMI video so you do not need a separate graphics card and a simple i3-2100 CPU has all the power you need for Blu-ray 3D

The PC 'guts' listed above currently reside in an Antec Fusion V2 Case with a Lite-On DH-401S Blu-ray drive, Several large TB drives, HVR-2200 TV Tuner (for Freeview) on a Win 7 OS with PowerDVD11 as the BR Player. AnyDVD software is also a useful addition.

It all works nice and smoothly for me.




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  Reply # 1104243 7-Aug-2014 17:02
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livisun: Sounds like it might have to be an HTPC, whats the likely hood of building one for $300?


Maybe if you can pick one up on trade me or look for second hand parts there.




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  Reply # 1104265 7-Aug-2014 17:29
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Cool, will start hunting.. whats the min. CPU/GPU requirements for full HD playback

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