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Dell laptops as Blu-ray players via VGA.

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
I'm getting a new laptop and thought I may as well get one with a Blu-Ray drive to dip a toe in the HD water.

The model that suits my needs beat is the Dell 1520. However, it has no HDMI or even DVI output, being limited to S-Video or VGA.

So, can I get the hi-def info out to my scaler/receiver/projector via the VGA output, and if so will it be at full resolution?

Thanks.
post #2 of 7
No receiver I know of supports VGA, but projectors generally do support it. How do you plan to output the audio to your receiver? And I highly doubt it will output full resolution. Seems like a flawed strategy to me.
post #3 of 7
No PC based HDM playback application will allow content to pass via VGA, unless the protection has been removed using most likely illegal tools. Thank you, DRM and HDMI.
post #4 of 7
Thread Starter 
I have a scaler that accepts VGA and outputs it as HDMI. My projector accepts VGA too.

However, if it is not going to work, I may look at one of Sony AR series laptops with HDMI out.

It does beg the question of why on earth you would include a hi-def player on a laptop that can't output HD.
post #5 of 7
simple answer: more money
post #6 of 7
You still have the benefit of watching high resolution video on the laptop.
post #7 of 7
Use AnyDVD HD to remove the HDCP protection, then you'll be able to watch over VGA.
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