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Blu-Ray Players and HDCP support

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May 10, 2008 12:46:01 PM

While researching components for a build I'm fixing to do, I ran into a possible problem with Blu Ray and HDCP support. After reading this short article while trying to find out exactly what HDCP is, I realized that trolling the forums would be necessary before buying something I would later regret.

http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/ati_nvidia_hdcp_sup...

This Samsung 22" Tv/Monitor would be perfect for my rig, but I'm afraid that it doesn't support HDCP. From what the article said, that would be a HUGE drawback for my LG Blu-Ray DVD player/burner.

Does anyone know more about this? Is it really going to be as big a deal as the article claims? Is HDCP compatibility a must for blu-ray playing rigs? Here is a link to the monitor and burner.

https://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion/WishList/MySavedWi...
May 11, 2008 6:46:41 AM

As far as I know the haven't activated HDCP yet but the could at any time. A 22" screen doesn't support 1080 resolutions so why would you get one if you want to play HD content? I think you would be better off with a 24" @1920x1200 which you can get for around $400.
May 11, 2008 7:11:51 AM

If it is a problem you can fix it buy usind ANYDVD HD.
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May 11, 2008 8:39:16 AM

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May 11, 2008 10:57:22 AM

Yeah I realized that I was going to need a bigger monitor after doing a little more research. I also looked up the manual for the LG blu-ray burner i'm planning to get and it says that a monitor and video card with HDCP support is REQUIRED to play blu-ray DVD's. The problem is, I really liked the idea of being able to use my monitor for console gaming and watching TV. The Samsung monitor seemed perfect for that. But anyways, I've looked around a little bit more and found a replacement monitor here...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The only problem is I don't know how I would be able to hook it up to my cable. I guess I would need to buy a TV tuner card. Maybe I should just buy an LCD TV with a HDMI input and hook it up to my TV using a DVI to HDMI cable. What do you guys think I should do?
May 11, 2008 2:00:49 PM

One thing you have to consider is that monitors have better screens than the same size TV so you would be better off (although it would be more expensive) with using a monitor as a tv rather than a tv as a monitor.
May 11, 2008 6:21:10 PM

JDParham said:
I also looked up the manual for the LG blu-ray burner i'm planning to get and it says that a monitor and video card with HDCP support is REQUIRED to play blu-ray DVD's.



The manual lied. With ANYDVD HD you do not need HDCP support and new hardware.
May 12, 2008 6:48:25 AM

ausch30 said:
One thing you have to consider is that monitors have better screens than the same size TV so you would be better off (although it would be more expensive) with using a monitor as a tv rather than a tv as a monitor.



that sounds like what I'm going to end up doing. What do you guys think about the Hanns G monitor I linked to above? It seems like a pretty good deal, and has good reviews, although the price may play a part in that. Also, to anyone who has experience using a monitor as a TV, how easy is it to do? In other words, what do I need to buy extra to plug the hanns g monitor up to my digital cable?
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