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Old 02-26-08, 06:32 PM   #37
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but HDDs are not cool

lol i no they run at 30c blue ray drives run cooler
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Old 02-26-08, 09:08 PM   #38
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but HDDs are not cool
and i cant put a harddrive platter on a spindle
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Old 02-27-08, 07:01 AM   #39
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and i cant put a harddrive platter on a spindle
well you could
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Old 02-27-08, 07:14 AM   #40
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Default Re: BD-ROM Drives for PC. Your thoughts?

I was just looking at one of those BD-ROM drives on newegg. I was surprised at the price.

How sweet would it be to put together a nice HTPC gaming system that can also play BD movies for under $1000? That'd kick ass... well, for people with HD TVs anyway. I still haven't gotten to the point where I give a damn about the resolution of movies or TV shows.
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Old 02-27-08, 07:48 AM   #41
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lol i was thinkin the same thing when i posted that. "well.... technically i could..." hahaha
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Old 02-27-08, 08:26 AM   #42
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I know this has been posted before but how would you play the BDROM movies on a PC? Other than PowerDVD Ultra that is. I looked into this a while back and it seemed like that was the only option.
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How does this look for a nice blu-ray capable gaming HTPC under $800 shipped?

https://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion...lock+easily%29

Only weak part is the CPU but I chose it to keep costs down. It should be plenty as it is (its basically just a core 2 E6400 with less cache) but it should overclock pretty well if more power is needed.
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How does this look for a nice blu-ray capable gaming HTPC under $800 shipped?

https://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion...lock+easily%29

Only weak part is the CPU but I chose it to keep costs down. It should be plenty as it is (its basically just a core 2 E6400 with less cache) but it should overclock pretty well if more power is needed.
nice. that CPU shouldnt be too bad.
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I know this has been posted before but how would you play the BDROM movies on a PC? Other than PowerDVD Ultra that is. I looked into this a while back and it seemed like that was the only option.
I personally only use PowerDVD Ultra if i want to see extras, which is maybe once in a decade.

It takes more time, but I watch them in WMP11, video quality is better in WMP11 with properly tuned FFDshow then in PowerDVD.

and by more time i mean you have to rip it with AnyDVD HD, and pick the correct audio stream with TSremux.
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How does this look for a nice blu-ray capable gaming HTPC under $800 shipped?

https://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion...lock+easily%29

Only weak part is the CPU but I chose it to keep costs down. It should be plenty as it is (its basically just a core 2 E6400 with less cache) but it should overclock pretty well if more power is needed.
nice system

get this case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811163097
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Talk about completely throwing money away. $650 for a HTPC case with a 7" screen built in?
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Does anyone know the "minimum" video card and CPU you would need to get smooth playback of a HD Blu-Ray movie? I'm guessing that integrated chips like the intel GMA 3100 and geforce 7xxx aren't enough, but I really have no idea.
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