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Old 07-04-2013, 11:04 AM
 
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I have an HDCP-compatible video card, Blu-Ray player, and monitor. However, I cannot play Blu-Ray discs on my computer, and receive an error message when I try to do so. My monitor uses a VGA connection, the other end of which is connected to my computer's DVI port, using a VGA to DVI adapter.

My question is, do you think I would have any better luck playing Blu-Ray discs on my computer if I used a single-cable DVI to VGA cable, rather than a VGA to VGA cable that also has a VGA to DVI adapter for connecting to my computer? Or, is the fact that my monitor uses a VGA connection mean that it is no good for playing Blu-Ray discs at all, and I will have to upgrade to a monitor that has a DVI or HDMI port built-in to it?
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Old 07-04-2013, 12:58 PM
 
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What is the exact error message?
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Old 07-04-2013, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge
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Is your drive Blu-Ray compatible?

Does this icon show up on the case/drive of the computer?
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Old 07-04-2013, 01:19 PM
 
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What is the exact error message?
"CyberLink PowerDVD is unable to play this media because a digital video output (DVI, HDMI) is required for playback. Analog video output connectors (D-Sub, VGA, composite video, etc.) are not allowed to be used as governed by the rules of Digital Rights Management technologies. Ensure that your graphics card and display device (e.g., LCD or projector) are connected via a DVI, HDMI, or DisplayPort connector. Also make sure that your display device and graphics card support HDCP. Please lick the [Information] button for more details about video output connectors and HDCP. - (Code = 0121)

Run the BD Advisor tool for more information".

My LCD monitor connects using a VGA interface, but the computer connects to a DVI port using a DVI to VGA adapter. I think the error message might be showing up b/c of the monitor's VGA connection to the monitor itself?

ETA: I have been unsuccessfully attempting to play a retail Blu-Ray disc copy of "Lincoln", which I bought at my local supermarket.
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Old 07-04-2013, 01:21 PM
 
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Is your drive Blu-Ray compatible?

Does this icon show up on the case/drive of the computer?
Yes and yes to both questions. (The drive is an External Blu-Ray Writer that is also BDXL-compatible, as I have used it to backing up to 100GB BD-R discs.)
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Old 07-04-2013, 04:53 PM
 
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Have you run this?

http://www.cyberlink.com/stat/bd-support/enu/index.jsp
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Old 07-04-2013, 06:52 PM
 
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Yes -- as far as I can recall, the test results all passed except for one, where "Vide Connection Type" was listed as being "Analog", with a test result of "Fail". That's the primary reason I guess I thought the problem was my monitor, because the monitor is equipped with a VGA connection, even though my computer itself has a DVI port on it.
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Old 07-04-2013, 07:35 PM
 
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Your problem is that it need digital output/input only. VGA is analog and useless when it comes to Blu-ray.
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Old 07-04-2013, 07:46 PM
 
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Your problem is that it need digital output/input only. VGA is analog and useless when it comes to Blu-ray.
Thank you for the helpful update! Also many thanks to all the other posters who were kind enough to reply to my thread to try to help.
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Old 07-04-2013, 10:58 PM
 
Location: Texas
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You're welcome mate. Hope all goes well.
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