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Old 12-15-2008, 04:45 PM #1
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Default LCD TV Question about bluray

Hey, i bought a new Sony Bravia 46" Full HD LCD TV
and i was wondering...
i don't have a bluray player
but is it possible to connect a laptop (through HDMI?) to the TV and watch a bluray rip on the LCD TV?

i think i can use the tv as a pc screen


does anybody know or already do this?


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Default Re: LCD TV Question about bluray

Sure, you can connect an HDTV as an external monitor thru HDMI, I've done it with my laptop. *Your video card may only support up to about 720P, though.
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Default Re: LCD TV Question about bluray

oh, (yeah, double post!! i shall receive an instant permaban!)

does anybody know of a laptop capable of an HDMI connection that displays images at a full 1080p resolution?

CHEAPEST laptop available, just to watch movies (no Dell, no HP please)
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Wouldn't it just be cheaper to buy a blu-ray player?

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Default Re: LCD TV Question about bluray

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Wouldn't it just be cheaper to buy a blu-ray player?

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I'm trying to figure a way to get ripped bluray movies to be watched on the new lcd screen.

BR players are really, REALLY expensive here, and even the thought of renting a BR disc (which obviously i can't copy/pirate because i don't have a bluray player or a hybrid BR+DVD-RW player in my PC) is ridiculous,

a regular sony BR player is almost $2500.00 here (that's about U$S800.00) and renting a BR movie is (on average) $80.00, which is about U$S20.00

not cool at all :P


if i can get myself a cheap 1080p output laptop then i'd be able to transfer blu-rips into it so i could watch them comfortably on the new TV


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If you buy a Blu-Ray player don't make a laser out of it. :P
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I have a Dell M1330 that does it just fine, even at 1920x1080 if you want to.

Now I know you didn't want a dell, but anything with the same video chipset (geforce 8400 or newer) would suffice work for you.
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I have a Dell M1330 that does it just fine, even at 1920x1080 if you want to.

Now I know you didn't want a dell, but anything with the same video chipset (geforce 8400 or newer) would suffice work for you.

I don't know how much that laptop is.


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And I found out I can just connect a PC thru a dvi/vga (rgb) connector, NO HDMI NEEDED!

Why do I know this?
I'm writing this post while sitting at 2 metres looking at a bigas[s][/s]s 46" screen :P.....yeah, it took me a while to disconnect EVERYTHING I had connected to my desktop pc, but it was hell worth it. 720p and 1080p blurips are AWESOME, no need for true bluray movies

So any laptop that can handle a VGA connector and process a 720p or 1080p movie is great!
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Our LCD projector has a sticker on the front saying "high definition", and a HDMI plug on the back. Not sure how high definition is is tho, I dont have anything high-def in the house.
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