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Graphics card for Blu ray play back advise needed please ???

by nigelwatson / September 17, 2008 11:47 PM PDT

Hi,
Help/Advise required please.
At present I use my pc to watch DVD`s & downloaded films to view on 40inch Sony Bravia,the result is quite impressive, good quality.
I`am just about to put a Blu Ray drive in my Pc and intend to play straight on to tv.
My dilema is choice of grahics card for Blu Ray play back on tv, I dont relay play high end games so I need a good card suited to Blu Ray on 40 inch tv.

Cards considered Asus 9800GTX 512mb & 8800GTX 768mb.
Probably second hand budget

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I'd get a card on this list.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 18, 2008 12:00 AM PDT
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you don't need a 9800gtx
by ramarc / September 18, 2008 12:11 AM PDT

all geforce 8000/9000 series GPUs have HD playback assist. a geforce 9500gt or 9600gt will be fine.
9500gt

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Graphics card for Blu ray play back advise needed please ???
by nigelwatson / September 18, 2008 12:31 AM PDT

Hi,
Thanks for replys, I have a budget of approx

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"HD playback assist." = this is why...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 18, 2008 1:07 AM PDT

You often find it's a gaming card. More oomph is required.

And don't write off the need for BLURAY PLAYER SOFTWARE. A friend couldn't believe this until they got the drive, the new card and then they discovered they still had to pony up another 100 for the software. Look for bundled bluray player software.
Bob

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Graphics card for Blu ray play back advise needed please ???
by nigelwatson / September 18, 2008 3:10 AM PDT

Hi Bob,
Thanks for info.
I already have Cyberlink Ultra winging its way to me, which plays blu ray discs apparently.
I will try with existing card when I purchase a drive just in case it is capable of blu ray playback.

If not I will continue to search for best option, probably between 9800GTX 512mb & 8800GTX 768mb.
Regards Nigel.

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