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I was just wondering would I be able to play Blu-Ray DVD's on a 24" Dell Widescreen through a DVI connection on my 8800GTS?

I have been thinking about getting a Blu-Ray Drive to play my Blu-Ray movies, but I have heard recently that I would not be able to play them through a DVI but only through a HDMI?
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HDMI and DVI are the same, only difference is DVI does not carry a audio signal, and your video card and monitor need to support HDCP with it ur card does, not sure about ur monitor.
    
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I just wanted to be sure because I am planning on buying a second 8800GTS and a Blu-Ray reader, before I get the Dell 24" Widescreen monitor and I dont want to invest money if I wont be able to watch my Blu-Ray movies at 1080p
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should just buy urself like a 32" LCD TV instead
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Single Linked DVI is capable of 1920×1200. 1080p is only 1920×1080. DVI has been able to support 1080p fine as long as you have a PCIe video card.
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If it's a newer 24" LCD from Dell, and it has hdmi, chances are pretty good it has hdcp.

All you need to worry about is sound
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Thanks again DuckieHo. I was pretty sure it did support it I just wanted to double check.

The new Dell 24" does support both an HDMI and DisplayPort connection now, however, I plan on using the HDMI port for my PS3 and connecting my PC through one of the two DVI ports on the monitor. Going though HDMI isn't exactly a problem with the monitor though because it has an audio out port so I could just connect it to my sound card and play the audio back out couldn't I?
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Hmm... what happens if the monitor is NOT HDCP compliant?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by AMD+nVidia View Post
Hmm... what happens if the monitor is NOT HDCP compliant?
You wont be able to do true 1080p with Blu Ray movies.
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Hmm... what happens if the monitor is NOT HDCP compliant?
A) The movie would payback at only 720p or 480p
B) The movie would not playback at all.

This depends on how the movie company set the disk.


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Thanks again DuckieHo. I was pretty sure it did support it I just wanted to double check.

The new Dell 24" does support both an HDMI and DisplayPort connection now, however, I plan on using the HDMI port for my PS3 and connecting my PC through one of the two DVI ports on the monitor. Going though HDMI isn't exactly a problem with the monitor though because it has an audio out port so I could just connect it to my sound card and play the audio back out couldn't I?
You can use HDMI and not use the sound feature. Just feed the video from your PS3 to monitor and sound to PC.
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