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post #32 of 34
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Originally Posted by Fooxz View Post
This. But note that if you plan to try to play blurays right off the disc, be prepared to shell out some cash for the software to play it too.
So your saying I couldnt just buy a bluray player/burner and play discs like that through the pc and watch on tv?
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You can, but the business model for Bluray is asinine. You have to update the Bluray player to new formats every so often to play the most current movies. To update you must buy software. It's annoying.
    
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You can, but the business model for Bluray is asinine. You have to update the Bluray player to new formats every so often to play the most current movies. To update you must buy software. It's annoying.

Sorry to dig this up; but this is the most annoying thing ever. This is the reason I bought a PS3 and turned my HTPC into a file server and have TVersity on it and just stream to the PS3, nearly everything works, AND no hassle BluRay.
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CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair H50 Windows 7 Pro x64 HP 25" 1920x1080 Filco Majestouch Tenkeyless Cherry MX Black 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec TP-550 "New" NZXT Switch 810 Razer Mamba Steel Series 9HD 
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Logitech G930 Logitech 2.0 Speakers 
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i7-2670QM Clevo P151HM1 Base nVidia 560m 8GB 
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Corsair Force 3 240GB Combo Way too weak. Win 7 Pro x64 
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