Old 15-01-2009   #1
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How to watch blu-ray on laptop?

I have a modern laptop that can read/write dvd as well as cd. It won't play HD-DVD or Blu-ray's. I was wondering is there is a program or something that I need to add or buy that will let me watch them on my laptop? I'll get into burning them later. Just want to watch them on it for now.
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Re: How to watch blu-ray on laptop?

External Blu-Ray drive would be a start, these usually come with something like PowerDVD to use to play them back, if not you will also need some playback software.

On top of that you need either a good CPU (2GHz+ core2duo) or a graphics card that can accelerate Blu-Ray playback (ATi or nVidia or the very newest Intel).

On Cyberlinks website there is a program that will let you know if your PC meets the needed specs to playback Blu-Ray.
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