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Originally Posted by bdattilo View Post
Not true. There are 8500's and 8600's that don't have HDCP.
He said whatever 8800 card you get - that doesn't encompass 8600 or 8500
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What 1080p material can you play on a computer? How?
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i use 8800 640mb for mine
37inch 1080p tv looks sweat =p
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What 1080p material can you play on a computer? How?
i play css at 1080p

1900*1200 on my laptop everything maxed out
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so just as long as its a HDPC ready card thats fairly powerful....sweet...+rep to all...YAYA
 
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post #26 of 40
you want to go for the lower-end 8 series cards because they can do h.264 decoding very well unlike the 8800 series. If you have a good proc, like a core 2 duo, it shouldn;t matter, an 8800 series or anything alse really is ok, but of not something like an 8500 or 8600 would be your best bet.

here's an ariticle on the subject

http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=2977

EDIT: oh and by the way, for those of you that don;t know what HDCP is i'll let you know. All HDCP does is allow a blu-ray or hd-dvd to be played at its full 1080p resolution digitally on their dvi screen. If you have a lower resolution than 1920x1080 then you don;t have to worry about hdcp, it'll play the lower resolution just fine. So basicly, if you have an lcd at that resolution you need an HDCP compliant GPU and screen.

one other thing, if you ahev an lcd screen, such as a 30-inch that requires a dual-link dvi connection then you are out of luck to play movies at their full 1080p native resolution because HDCP is not currently supported by dual-link connections
    
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post #27 of 40
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i play css at 1080p

1900*1200 on my laptop everything maxed out
Yeah, but what's that got to do with replaying video? Can't any video display unit play video? What would be the difference between playing a DVD on my computer with an MX400 and an 8800GTX? It's not really rendering 3D models or anything.
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Yeah, but what's that got to do with replaying video? Can't any video display unit play video? What would be the difference between playing a DVD on my computer with an MX400 and an 8800GTX? It's not really rendering 3D models or anything.
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post #29 of 40
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I still don't get how this all works. Video is video. What's a faster card gonna do for video playback? It's not like the quality is gonna increase, and not like you can do AA and AF and stuff for vids. I just don't get how this thing works...
post #30 of 40
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I still don't get how this all works. Video is video. What's a faster card gonna do for video playback? It's not like the quality is gonna increase, and not like you can do AA and AF and stuff for vids. I just don't get how this thing works...
It's HD video which is going to be HDCP protected. It's not about the card's power - it's about the card's features
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