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Is it possible to view Bluray on non High Def Monitor?

Oct 15, 2010 9:56 PM

The reason I'm asking is that my BD drive says "unsupported format in Drive:B" when a bluray movie is inserted. However, I am able to watch DVDs just fine.

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    Oct 16, 2010 7:50 AM   in reply to Elwoodbluesman

    Your monitor is hi-def. I guarantee you. Otherwise it would only be 640x480 -- which monitors haven't been since 1985.


    Your issues seems to be with the media itself.


    Are you sure you have a BluRay disc player on your computer?


    Can you browse to the files on the disc with your operating system? If so, what files do you see?


    Where did this BluRay disc come from? Is is commercial disc or one that was created on another computer?

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    Nov 5, 2010 11:38 AM   in reply to Elwoodbluesman

    A:\ and B:\ have historically been allocated to floppy disks, and many BIOS's probably still allocate them that way. Also, most MoBo's still support a floppy controller chip for legacy floppy drives.


    Most multi-drives follow along after the internals, initially installed.


    Good luck,



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