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I know you can use HDMI to connect a 5.1 receiver to a PC to work as your audio system, but can you somehow attach a Blu ray(not one meant for pc's) player to this setup so that you can play movies on your monitor? Or am I doomed to having to buy a blu ray player for my pc? Thanks.
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What Blue Ray player?
What inputs on you computer?
WiFi on both?
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Originally Posted by raxx View Post

I know you can use HDMI to connect a 5.1 receiver to a PC to work as your audio system, but can you somehow attach a Blu ray(not one meant for pc's) player to this setup so that you can play movies on your monitor? Or am I doomed to having to buy a blu ray player for my pc? Thanks.
if you wanna play blu rays direct off ur PC monitor connect player direct to monitor bypassing PC. simple.
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if you wanna play blu rays direct off ur PC monitor connect player direct to monitor bypassing PC. simple.

How would the audio be handled?
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Originally Posted by billbartuska View Post

What Blue Ray player?
What inputs on you computer?
WiFi on both?

I have a PC, but I don't have the blu ray or receiver yet. I want to buy new models for both by the end of the year. I don't know if it's possible to have a PC, monitor,
receiver, blu ray, and 2.1 speakers all work together without having to buy a blu ray player for the pc. I was hoping to get a blu ray player for a HT system so I could
bypass the windows issues with a blu ray drive.
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Ok, then you could get a BR player that streams via WiFi.

Then you could even put the BR player in the room with your TV..
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HDMI handles both audio and video.

And why would you be "doomed" to buy a Blu-Ray drive for your computer? There are many options out there, cheap, and a lot of them come with software that you can use to watch Blu-Rays on your computer. I bought an external LG Blu-Ray drive and have never had issues playing Blu-Rays on my computer neither on Windows 7 nor Windows 10.
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HDMI handles both audio and video.

And why would you be "doomed" to buy a Blu-Ray drive for your computer? There are many options out there, cheap, and a lot of them come with software that you can use to watch Blu-Rays on your computer. I bought an external LG Blu-Ray drive and have never had issues playing Blu-Rays on my computer neither on Windows 7 nor Windows 10.

Thanks! I read about pc blue ray players a few years ago, and people hated them because of software issues.
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Originally Posted by billbartuska View Post

Ok, then you could get a BR player that streams via WiFi.

Then you could even put the BR player in the room with your TV..

Thanks, but I want it connected via hdmi or something. This setup is for my bedroom, not a living room or theater.
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Originally Posted by Chimera1970 View Post

HDMI handles both audio and video.

And why would you be "doomed" to buy a Blu-Ray drive for your computer? There are many options out there, cheap, and a lot of them come with software that you can use to watch Blu-Rays on your computer. I bought an external LG Blu-Ray drive and have never had issues playing Blu-Rays on my computer neither on Windows 7 nor Windows 10.
The blu ray player is going to be connected to his monitor, not a tv so no sound.
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Originally Posted by raxx View Post

I know you can use HDMI to connect a 5.1 receiver to a PC to work as your audio system, but can you somehow attach a Blu ray(not one meant for pc's) player to this setup so that you can play movies on your monitor? Or am I doomed to having to buy a blu ray player for my pc? Thanks.
Yea this is the best option. Connect everything to a receiver. Inputs will be PC and BR player, output to monitor.
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