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Topic # 51681 30-Nov-2009 20:04
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Hi all im new to this forum

I have my pc that i've currently got connected to my 32" sony bravia V-series full HD LCD via a dvi-a to vga cable.
My video card is a geforce 6600, what im wanting to know is will a dvi-d cable to HDMI display full hd video if i was to get a blu ray player for my pc?
Currently it is running at 32bit 1920X1080, will it look better again with a dvi-d to hdmi lead??

thanks

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  Reply # 278043 30-Nov-2009 20:36
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The dvi to hdmi dongle should work fine.



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  Reply # 278062 30-Nov-2009 21:41
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feav: Hi all im new to this forum

I have my pc that i've currently got connected to my 32" sony bravia V-series full HD LCD via a dvi-a to vga cable.
My video card is a geforce 6600, what im wanting to know is will a dvi-d cable to HDMI display full hd video if i was to get a blu ray player for my pc?
Currently it is running at 32bit 1920X1080, will it look better again with a dvi-d to hdmi lead??

thanks


Yes it will definitely look better. But I'm a little concerned about the 6600, not sure if it can decode bluray?



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  Reply # 278072 30-Nov-2009 21:59
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dongle? meaning dvi to hdmi plus a hdmi lead? or straight dvi to hdmi lead?

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  Reply # 278073 30-Nov-2009 22:01
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A 6600 is pretty underpowered to be driving a full 1920x1080 display.


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  Reply # 278103 30-Nov-2009 23:18
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feav: dongle? meaning dvi to hdmi plus a hdmi lead? or straight dvi to hdmi lead?


Either or works fine...

Are you able to view MKV, HD videos/trailers without stuttering? As sbiddle mentioned earlier you may be a tad underpowered.   What kind of rig have you got setup btw?



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  Reply # 278130 1-Dec-2009 06:20
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I've gone for a DVI to HDMI cable, very good with my old X300 card and now waiting to build an HTPC. Got 2m off TradeMe for ~$12, and I chose one with RFI chokes (the bulges on the ends of the cable). Suggest you stay below 5m or you will probably get bit errors (unless you have an amplifier).




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  Reply # 278412 1-Dec-2009 17:32
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Yes i can view full screen MKV's that are 720P that i have, dont have any 1080 stuff to try.
its a P4 2.8g, 2gb ram, XP pro, SP3, geforce 6 6600, 5.1ch creative sound card, anything else important?

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  Reply # 278457 1-Dec-2009 19:34
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Here's some 1080 you can download from M$

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/musicandvideo/hdvideo/contentshowcase.aspx

What's your CPU usage when viewing 720 MKVs?





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  Reply # 278655 2-Dec-2009 09:55
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feav: Yes i can view full screen MKV's that are 720P that i have, dont have any 1080 stuff to try.
its a P4 2.8g, 2gb ram, XP pro, SP3, geforce 6 6600, 5.1ch creative sound card, anything else important?


AGP video slot I am guessing?







Media centre PC - Case Silverstone LC16M with 2 X 80mm AcoustiFan DustPROOF, MOBO Gigabyte MA785GT-UD3H, CPU AMD X2 240 under volted, RAM 4 Gig DDR3 1033, HDD 120Gig System/512Gig data, Tuners 2 X Hauppauge HVR-3000, 1 X HVR-2200, Video Palit GT 220, Sound Realtek 886A HD (onboard), Optical LiteOn DH-401S Blue-ray using TotalMedia Theatre Power Corsair VX Series, 450W ATX PSU OS Windows 7 x64



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  Reply # 278891 2-Dec-2009 23:04
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Yes AGP and i downloaded the speed video in 1080p from the m$ site and the CPU ran between 70-95% the majority of the time

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  Reply # 278924 3-Dec-2009 06:57
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IMHO that PC is just not going to be able to handle bluray. Bluray has higher requirements of the hardware then the videos that you are dealing with. If you want to check use Arcsoft's tool below but there minimum specs are well above what you have anyway.

http://arcsoft.s3.amazonaws.com/downloads/free/arcsoftsite/bdassistant_retail_free_ecsctj.exe

BD Playback (HD, 1080p)

* CPU
o Intel
+ Minimum -
Intel? Core? 2 Duo CPU E4400 2.00GHz
Intel? Core? Duo T2600 2.16G
+ Recommended -
Intel? Core? 2 Duo E6400 2.13GHz
Intel? Core? 2 Duo T7400 2.16GHz
o AMD
+ Minimum - AMD Athlon? 64 X2 4600+ 2.4GHz
+ Recommended - AMD Athlon? 64 X2 5600+ 2.8GHZ
* RAM
o XP
+ Minimum - 1 GB
+ Recommended - 2 GB
o Vista
+ Minimum -1 GB
+ Recommended - 2 GB
* Graphics Card
o NVIDIA
+ Minimum - GeForce 7600 GT
+ Recommended - GeForce 8600 GT
o AMD
+ Minimum - ATI Radeon HD 2400 Series
+ Recommended - ATI Radeon HD 3800 Series
o Intel
+ Minimum - Intel G35 Express Chipset
+ Recommended - Intel G45 Express Chipset
* HDD
o Minimum - 600 MB
o Recommended - 1GB
* Optical Driver
o Blu-ray Disc drvier for BD Playback and HD DVD drivers for HD DVD Playback
* Screen Resolution
o Minimum - 1280x1024
o Recommended - 1920x1200







Media centre PC - Case Silverstone LC16M with 2 X 80mm AcoustiFan DustPROOF, MOBO Gigabyte MA785GT-UD3H, CPU AMD X2 240 under volted, RAM 4 Gig DDR3 1033, HDD 120Gig System/512Gig data, Tuners 2 X Hauppauge HVR-3000, 1 X HVR-2200, Video Palit GT 220, Sound Realtek 886A HD (onboard), Optical LiteOn DH-401S Blue-ray using TotalMedia Theatre Power Corsair VX Series, 450W ATX PSU OS Windows 7 x64

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  Reply # 279116 3-Dec-2009 19:37
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feav: Yes AGP and i downloaded the speed video in 1080p from the m$ site and the CPU ran between 70-95% the majority of the time


ouch! doesn't sound like it's offloading to the GPU at all.



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