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BluRay Drive - playing commercial disks


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#1 petewills

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Posted 30 August 2011 - 07:50 AM

Dell Inspiron Desktop 620MT - Windows 7, SP1, BluRay Combo drive.

Attempting to play a commercial BluRay movie disk produces the following:

'Content only allowed on digital output, ensure display device uses DVI, HDMI or display port connector (error code 0121)'

Currently connected, graphics card to monitor, VGA - VGA.

Is it simply a matter of connecting graphics card to monitor, HDMI - HDMI.

I'm asking before I start spending money on cables.

(FWIW, Graphics card is also DVI-I and Monitor is also DVI-D).

Thanks.

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Posted 30 August 2011 - 08:41 AM

What video card do you have?

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Posted 30 August 2011 - 09:17 AM

Hi cryptodan

NVidia GeForce GT420 - (OEM) 1GB DDR3
VGA, HDMI and DVI-I connectors.

The monitor has VGA, HDMI and DVI-D connectors.

I have read that there may be problems in getting both audio and video with DVI connections,
so I thought HDMI may be the way to go. The computer is new, so I wasn't thinking of a drive problem.

FYI, ordinary commercial DVDs play in Media Player, but not with PowerDVD - I think I just have to
sort out the regions there (and maybe also the BluRay drive region).

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Posted 30 August 2011 - 10:07 AM

Yeah get the HDMI since it is newer tech.

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Posted 30 August 2011 - 10:19 AM

OK, thanks. Appreciate the response. :thumbup2:

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Posted 23 October 2011 - 07:33 AM

Hi cryptodan

I bought an HDMI cable for a few pounds. It did the trick.

I had asked Dell to supply it, (being a new computer system);
they said it was not up to them to supply all cables necessary to get their Blu-Ray drives working properly
and if I was using a VGA cable, (the only one they supplied), that was my problem. Duh. :censored:

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Posted 23 October 2011 - 12:37 PM

You are welcome the reason you need HDMI or DVI is due to HDCP which is copy protection.

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 07:22 AM

Fair comment.

My computer vendor could have been a little more helpful, but no matter, it was simply resolved. Thanks.




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