Blu-Ray drive external will not play Blu-Rays

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#1

hello guy’s here is my problem. I went out to day and bought an external Blu Ray player. just a player not a writer . I got it home loaded the supplied software Cyberlink power DVD 10. connected the drive via usb to the PC inserted a blu-Ray disc (State of Play) only to get the error message “this content cannot output via an analog connector. ensure your display device uses a DVI or HDMI connector [code =0121].” Im running windows 7. the thing that has anoyed me the most is that I explained to the sales guy in PC world why I wanted it and he did not tell me that I would be unabel to play Blu-ray on this player is there any round this problem. thanks for any advice in advance


#2

What kind of monitor are you using, and how is it hooked up to your computer?


#3

My monitor is a Packard Bell 230Ws, with ATI Radeon HD 5570 video adaptor, running windows 7 OS with the pentium i7 processor.


#4

Sorry I should have added that it is just connected to the pc by the cable that came with it. there are 2 connections in the base of the monitor the one that I am NOT using is labeled DVI which I assume is Digital video in.


#5

To get play back on blue ray disks you need to hook your monitor up to your pc with a dvi cable. Your monitor is now hooked up with the vga, which is analog not the digital you need for hd play back. If you do not have a cable you can get them almost anywhere.


#6

Thank you for the reply Jethro I will go to the shops later and purchase a cable hope it works, I will get back to you with the result thanks again for taking the time to reply


#7

That’s what this forum is all about, helping each other.


#8

Here is an update on my Blu-Ray problem, I did as you advised although I ordered the cable through Amazon, it just arrived this morning and I connected it up between PC and monitor fired up the Blu-ray drive and hey presto perfect play back. so you were 100% spot on with your fix. sorry it took so long to get back that was determined by the mail service. thanks again for the help

Jack-0-


#9

Glad to hear it is working.