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Can this older laptop be upgraded to handle Blue-Ray DVD's

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July 7, 2010 2:50:29 PM

The spec's for my 5 year old Sony laptop are shown below:
Sony Corporation VGN-SZ120P J001CH7M
Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 (build 2600
1.85 gigahertz Intel Core Duo
64 kilobyte primary memory cache
2048 kilobyte secondary memory cach
2046 Megabytes Installed Memory
Board: Sony Corporation VAIO
Bus Clock: 166 megahertz
NVIDIA GeForce Go 7400 [Display adapter

Is it possible to upgrade this unit to play BlueRay DVD's with a simple video card replacement?

If so which video card is recommended and can the replacement be done "at home" or does is have to be done by an expert?

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July 7, 2010 6:28:43 PM
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Highly unlikely that system would play Blu-Rays even if you could replace the graphics card. The entire system needs to be HDCP compliant (optical drive, monitor resolution, monitor connection). If any of those components fails to meet the HDCP standards, replacing the graphics card is a moot point.

-Wolf sends
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July 8, 2010 8:51:26 PM

Short answer- sorry no!
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July 18, 2010 5:09:18 PM

Best answer selected by aftoora.
July 18, 2010 5:10:32 PM

Wolfshadw said:
Highly unlikely that system would play Blu-Rays even if you could replace the graphics card. The entire system needs to be HDCP compliant (optical drive, monitor resolution, monitor connection). If any of those components fails to meet the HDCP standards, replacing the graphics card is a moot point.

-Wolf sends


Thanks. I thought that might be true.
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