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Old 12-07-2008, 07:30 PM   #1
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Hi!

I would like to play Blu-Ray movies from disk drive or hard drive files at 1080p in my computer to my HDTV. Wireless preferred but wired is workable and I need a remote to control the movie from in front of the TV.
The computer is in the next room but its not line of sight.

What will I need to do this? Is it possible?

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Old 12-07-2008, 07:50 PM   #2
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Maybe if your PC is capable of playing Blu-ray discs. I'd recommend going to the Cyberlink website and getting their advisor. It will check your computer to see if it is capable.

Instead of a remote I would suggest a wireless keyboard w/trackball.
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You have 3 major hurdles to clear before you can do this. First, you have to have a way to copy the files off BD onto your hard drive. Most BD's have copy protection so that's going to be a tough one. Second, you need a program to stream the video from your PC to the TV. Third you need a media extender that will receive the stream from the PC and display it on the TV.

BD is fairly new and there are not many programs currently availible to decrypt the files. DVDFab HD has a program, but it will only make ISo's and portable copies and it's still in Beta.

Next, there are no media streaming programs that can stream native HD format off a BD. So in order to do this you will need to convert the files to a known format like WMV. That requires a second software that can read MTS files and convert them to WMV. I don't know of any, but there might be some.

Third, there are no media extenders that recognize streamed mts format. You can use an Xbox, a PS3, or a SAL extender but you will need to stream wmv format.

Let alone that BD movies are in the 25GB or more per movie. So you better have a huge hard drive.

You could convert the files to a lower resolution, but you will suffer some compression PQ loss.

After all of that, you will lose the HD audio completely. Nothing is capable of streaming lossless HD audio at all. Not yet.

The time will come, but it's not there right now.
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Old 02-20-2009, 09:25 AM   #4
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Hi all - I'm planning on buying a new PC shortly and among other things attempt the same "Blu-Ray from PC to TV" concept.

I'm hoping some people here can confirm I'm on the right track with my thinking...

First off, my TV is an older Sony GW II. It runs at 1080i, and does have a DVI port on the back of it. I *presume* it's hdcp compliant. Can anyone confirm this? (The exact model # is the Sony KF-50XBR800)

My new PC will have an intel core 2 quad processor, 4gb ram, and a GeForce 9600 video card.

What I want to do is put a blu-ray drive in the new computer, and output movies from there to the TV. (The sound I'll route through my receiver.)

Will everything work properly?

(Thanks in advance!!)
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First off, my TV is an older Sony GW II. It runs at 1080i, and does have a DVI port on the back of it.

the DVI port is HDCP compliant, yes.


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My new PC will have an intel core 2 quad processor, 4gb ram, and a GeForce 9600 video card. What I want to do is put a blu-ray drive in the new computer, and output movies from there to the TV.

Will everything work properly?
not completely. the only audio options you'll get are

- stereo (two channel)
- compressed lossy Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS

you will not be able to send LPCM 7.1, Dolby TrueHD or DTS-HD Master Audio.
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