What do I need to have the best experience playing Blu-ray or HD DVD movies on a PC?

Answer ID 2080
Published 07/06/2007 01:02 PM
Updated 03/30/2012 04:30 PM

What do I need to have the best experience playing Blu-ray or HD DVD movies on a PC?


To enjoy the ultimate HD DVD or Blu-ray experience on a PC, you’ll need:

  • PCI Express graphics card with secure HDCP CryptoROM and GeForce 7 Series HDCP-capable GPU with 256MB of graphics memory or newer HDCP-capable GPU with at least 128MB of graphics memory
  • NVIDIA ForceWare graphics drivers that feature PureVideo HD technology
  • An optical disc drive that supports Blu-ray and/or HD DVD movie playback
  • Blu-ray or HD DVD movie player software with PureVideo HD hardware acceleration of H.264, VC-1, and MPEG-2 high-definition content
  • A dual-core CPU is recommended with the GeForce 7 Series or higher
  • 1GB of system RAM or more is recommended under Windows XP; 2GB or higher is recommended under Windows Vista and Win7.
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