Originally Posted by Tomato
You can playback a BD with almost 0 CPU if you have a good VP2/3 video card. Yes, a 8800GT supports VP2 and if you get a Cyberlink player that supports PurevideoHD you are set. Don't worry about the CPU at all.
That's true. With the right video card even a P4 should be able to cope with HD-DVD/BD playback.