What is/are the minimum motherboard chipset(s) required to play bluray? I have purchased a half dozen mb's and so far none of them will play blurays. They all play DVD's. Tried 2 Bluray players and 2 different OP's (XP pro and Vista Ultimate 32 and 64 bit versions. I have plenty of horsepower: AMD Phenom II 965 Black 3.40GHz, 8G ddr3 1066, FSB 2600MHz Hyper Transport (5200 MT/s), 2 WD Raptor HD's, NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT, and PowerDVD 9. Neither LG or Pioneer will answer. They sell players/burners and that's all they do. All drivers, software and BIOS is/are up to date. What else could it be but the chipsets?
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  1. What? As long as you have a BD drive you can watch Blu-ray. Just make sure that the software supports BD. The chipset has no relevence except when it comes to playing BD with on-board video.
  2. Tried PowerDVD Ultra, WinDVD and CinePlayer.
    WinDVD will do the video, but not the audio.
    I purchased a stand alone bluray player after
    trying unsuccessfully to play bluray on my pc.
    I am however going to give it one last try.
    I am building a new pc with the following:

    AMD Phenom II 965 Black 3.40GHz
    2 each Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600)
    Sound Card - ASUS XONAR DX 7.1 PCI-e
    Video Card - GIGABYTE ATI Radeon HD5750 1GB DDR5 PCI-Express
    Pioneer Model BDR-205BKS Blu-ray Burner
    Windows 7 Ultimate

    Cooler Master COSMOS 1000 RC-1000-KSN1-GP Full Tower Case
    Thermaltake PSU TRX-1200M TR2 RX 1200W W Active PCI-E ATX 12V Retail
    6 each Western Digital WECB1TB 1TB Caviar Black 3.5" Internal SATA HD's
    Logitech Z-5500 - 5.1 505 watts Speaker System with THX & Dolby Digital

    No more creative sound cards - too many driver and software problems.
    No more PowerDVD either - overkill plus too many software updates just
    to get it to work.
    I will probably use WinDVD - at least it previously got video.

    If this doesn't play bluray, I quit.
  3. If your monitor does not support 1080 resolution it won't matter what system you build. Your monitor will need to be at least 1920 x 1080.
  4. Thanks, but monitor is 1080 and HD from other sources work just fine.
  5. Download VLC. Then try opening .mt2s in the stream folder. Also try QuickTime (Note: I'm not a fan of QuickTime, but it seems like it can play BD).

    I seriously think this is a BD drive or software issue. It is VERY unlikely a chipset issue.
  6. Thanks for responding. I tried your suggestions to no avail. I am going to take a break on this particular problem. If and when I ever find a solution I will let you know. It is more than likely an error on my part. I just haven't been able to figure it out yet. I am not a quitter and will eventually get bluray to play on my pc.
    Thanks to all that responded.
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