Originally Posted by thrustbucket
Don't you have to have an HDCP compliant video card?
not if you view over component or over VGA (D-SUB), that said I do have an HDCP compliant card and monitor and run it over DVI (but again you do not have to).
today's story is (from other posts):
here is another setup that works flawlessly:
AMD X2 4400+ in an eVGA nForce4 N41 board (both with no overclocking) running XP with all the latest XP service packs and all
1.5 GB dual channel RAM
HDCP compliant eVGA NVIDIA 8800 GTS with the latest drivers (and no overclocking)
HDCP compliant Samsung 244T 1080p 24" monitor over DVI
I had had problems before with the above and a single core AMD 3200+ instead, only some movies ran reasonably smoothly (and now those are not just merely watchable but silky smooth and the ones with total chop are likewise silky smooth now).
well, just popped in an AMD X2 4400+ in place of single core AMD 3200+ and combined with my 8800 GTS and PowerDVD 7.1 and suddenly everything is silky smooth and more interestingly King Kong is not only smooth, but I don't have to skip past the first chapter to get video and it doesn't try to crop it to 16:9, very weird how just a faster CPU changed those last couple of strange errors, but it did.
it does have the default of subtitles for hard of hearing on which is annoying, but can be gotten around easily by going to title menu as soon as movie starts and turning them off (except for one disc where I can't get them to turn off during the deleted scenes and on King Kong I seem to have to use title menu twice in a row to turn them off).
anyway, it's all pretty glorious, DD+ high bit rate or TrueHD combined with 1080p.