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Blu Ray Player for Desktop PC

by Trio972 / August 10, 2008 3:43 AM PDT

I am thinking of installing a Blu Ray Player in my Desktop Computer but I need some informaton. Will it work correctly and will my PC support it? Is it worth me dumping $200 on a player? Please, any help is great because I have been thinking about this almost 4 months but need some expert help.

My computer specs:
HP Pavilion M8120N Media Center PC
2.4 Core 2 Quad
4 GB Memory
320GB HDD X2
Windows Vista Home Premium
EVGA GeForce 8600GTS 512MB Video Card HDCP SLI Support
Acer 24" LCD Monitor P24W HDMI Monitor with HDCP. 1920X1200

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In short, yes.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 10, 2008 3:45 AM PDT

Your machine has the chops to play Bluray. The best deal is to find the drive BUNDLED with the bluray player software. Windows doesn't do this without said software.
Bob

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you pc can support it
by ramarc / August 10, 2008 3:48 AM PDT
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That's exactly what NOT TO BUY!!!
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 10, 2008 3:51 AM PDT
In reply to: you pc can support it

I've lost count how many buy that and then are upset about having to buy the Bluray player software.

-> Get the bundle. Save yourself.

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Thanks for the Help!!!
by Trio972 / August 10, 2008 6:51 AM PDT

Thanks for help. I went and bought one today at my local Fry's and I made sure it came with the bundle. I picked up a drive that plays both Blu-Ray and HD-DVD. It also comes with Power DVD 7. I am going to install it and borrow some movies from my friend to see the difference. This is why I Love CNET. Excellent and professional help. Keep up the good work. THANKS again.

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Glad it helped.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 10, 2008 7:35 AM PDT
In reply to: Thanks for the Help!!!

That bundled software is about 50 or up if you buy it on its own.

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my post linked to the retail version with cyberlink
by ramarc / August 10, 2008 8:06 AM PDT
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Sorry.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 10, 2008 8:08 AM PDT

The first time I looked it served up just the drive. Can't explain that.

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the description is a babillion characters long
by ramarc / August 10, 2008 8:21 AM PDT
In reply to: Sorry.

probably got truncated. Wink

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Correct
by Trio972 / August 10, 2008 11:02 AM PDT

Hey Remarc, this is the exact drive i bought from Fry's. Works great.

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