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?
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:
MB GIGABYTE GA-MA790FXT-UD5P AM3 R
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.
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.