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    can any1 plz explain to me what do i need

    to be able to see full quallety HDTV movies on my pc?

    tnx

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    Are you simply asking about the output specification (which would be required for files already recorded in HD format) or are you asking about the source as well.

    If you just mean the output, then you need a graphics card and monitor capable of reproducing the output at whatever level you desire. 1920x1080 would be ideal, but widescreen monitors are 16:10 format not 16:9 so the nearest is 1920x1200 on 23" monitors and bigger. And the graphics card will need to be fairly high-end to produce that level of output.

    If you mean the source too then you've got a problem. HDTV tuners are available, but don't have the ability to decode premium channels. Similarly, Blu-ray drives for pc don't have the decoding capability.

    However, there's another option - get an XBox 360 HD-DVD drive and connect it to your pc. The details are here. You also need to make sure you've got a HDCP capable graphics card, but most high end card cards will have that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lynx View Post
    Similarly, Blu-ray drives for pc don't have the decoding capability.
    Whta are they for then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rossco View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by lynx View Post
    Similarly, Blu-ray drives for pc don't have the decoding capability.
    Whta are they for then?
    High capacity data storage and unencrypted movies.

    ATM, only blu-ray players have the decode chip for encrypted movies.
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