Will a Blu ray disc work when I install the drivei nto my PC with Vista's Media Center? I know there is a DVD section coz I use it at times to watch movies but will it also work for Blu ray, or is there a driver I have to download? I know it was made for entertainment systems and LCDs but is it really better than a DVD player or canb you use it with a blu-ray drive?
If I get a GPU with an HDMI instead of using the DVI HDMI converter will it work using the WMC interface?
To play Blue Ray disc you need the following HDCP Compliant HW/SW in your PC
1) PowerDVD is one of the Playback software that is HDCP compliant. HDCP compliant playback software will check the HDCP compliance of your hardware/Software.
2) HDCP Compliant Video card(Refer to PowerDVD Cyberlink webpage for list of compliant video card). Video card driver is also checked for HDCP compliance.
3) HDCP Compliant LCD Display or HDTV
The preferred interface is HDMI as it carry both video and audio in one cable.
Windows Media Center will not play Blue Ray or Copyright Protected Blue-Ray Disc.
When you purchase a Blue-Ray Drive it is common to have PowerDVD included.