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Solved: High definition movies with this monitor?

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by jlabit, Jan 20, 2011.

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  1. jlabit

    jlabit Thread Starter

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    I watch a lot of movies on my computer, being a member of Netflix and using their on-line viewing capability, as well as using the DVD movies I get, one at a time, in the mail. Today I received a new Blu-Ray burner drive for my computer, and just upgraded to Blu-Ray DVD's from Netflix. My question is whether my monitor will support high definition Blu-Ray movies. It is a Chimei 22 inch LCD model. I have attached all the info on the monitor below, from a program I installed to obtain monitor information.

    Monitor
    Model name............... CMC 22 W
    Manufacturer............. Chi Mei
    Plug and Play ID......... CMO2228
    Serial number............ 0
    Manufacture date......... 2006, ISO week 3
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    EDID revision............ 1.3
    Input signal type........ Digital
    Color bit depth.......... Undefined
    Display type............. RGB color
    Screen size.............. 470 x 300 mm (22.0 in)
    Power management......... Active off/sleep
    Extension blocs.......... None
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    DDC/CI................... Supported
    MCCS revison............. 2.0
    Display technology....... TFT
    Controller............... RealTek 0x0
    Firmware revision........ 0.1
    Firmware flags........... 0x00800001
    Active power on time..... 128 hours
    Power consumption........ 0.01 kWh
    Current frequency........ 16712.33kHz, 6.01Hz

    Color characteristics
    Default color space...... sRGB
    Display gamma............ 2.20
    Red chromaticity......... Rx 0.644 - Ry 0.348
    Green chromaticity....... Gx 0.286 - Gy 0.603
    Blue chromaticity........ Bx 0.143 - By 0.070
    White point (default).... Wx 0.313 - Wy 0.329
    Additional descriptors... None

    Timing characteristics
    Horizontal scan range.... 30-82kHz
    Vertical scan range...... 56-76Hz
    Video bandwidth.......... 160MHz
    CVT standard............. Not supported
    GTF standard............. Not supported
    Additional descriptors... None
    Preferred timing......... Yes
    Native/preferred timing.. 1680x1050p at 60Hz
    Modeline............... "1680x1050" 146.250 1680 1784 1960 2240 1050 1053 1059 1089 -hsync +vsync

    Standard timings supported
    720 x 400p at 70Hz - IBM VGA
    640 x 480p at 60Hz - IBM VGA
    640 x 480p at 67Hz - Apple Mac II
    640 x 480p at 72Hz - VESA
    640 x 480p at 75Hz - VESA
    800 x 600p at 56Hz - VESA
    800 x 600p at 60Hz - VESA
    800 x 600p at 72Hz - VESA
    800 x 600p at 75Hz - VESA
    832 x 624p at 75Hz - Apple Mac II
    1024 x 768p at 60Hz - VESA
    1024 x 768p at 70Hz - VESA
    1024 x 768p at 75Hz - VESA
    1280 x 1024p at 75Hz - VESA
    1280 x 1024p at 60Hz - VESA STD
    1280 x 960p at 60Hz - VESA STD
    1152 x 864p at 75Hz - VESA STD
    1680 x 1050p at 60Hz - VESA STD

    Report information
    Date generated........... 1/20/2011
    Software revision........ 2.57.0.894
    Data source.............. Real-time 0x0031
    Operating system......... 6.1.7600.2

    Raw data
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    12,50,54,BF,EF,00,81,80,81,40,71,4F,B3,00,01,01,01,01,01,01,01,01,21,39,90,30,62,1A,27,40,68,B0,
    36,00,98,FF,11,00,00,1C,00,00,00,FD,00,38,4C,1E,52,10,00,0A,20,20,20,20,20,20,00,00,00,FC,00,43,
    4D,43,20,32,32,20,57,0A,20,20,20,20,00,00,00,FF,00,30,0A,20,20,20,20,20,20,20,20,20,20,20,00,54

    Sorry this is so long but wanted to provide all the info I could. Will this monitor permit me to watch Blu-Ray DVD's in high definition? Thanks for your assistance.

    Jim
     
  2. leroys1000

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    With the proper software,they may be playable,but they won't be
    full 1080p playback.
    You need an HDCP 1080p compatalbe monitor and video card for true 1080p
    HD playback.
    HDCP has the high definiton copy protection decryption hardware needed to
    decode the movies.
    Using amazon video on demand,I had to have them turn off their COPPS
    setting to get videos to display and play because I don't have HDCP compatable hardware.
     
  3. jlabit

    jlabit Thread Starter

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    Most of what your are speaking of sounds like a foreign language to me. Sorry. I've built computers for many years but not real knowledgeable about the multimedia aspect of it. I have an Nvidia GT 275 video card is my computer, which, although not new, is not an oldie/goldy either. Will that card work OK with what I am wanting to do? Guess I need a new monitor if I want the true HD effect. What specifically, to a multimedia idiot, should I be looking for?
     
  4. leroys1000

    leroys1000 Banned

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    Yes,your video card is HDCP compatable.
    Usually,when looking for a monitor,look for one
    that is 1080p and is listed as HDCP compatable.
    To be fully HDCP compatable,all components in the video chain
    need to be compatable.
    You have the video card and the drive.
    The native resolution of a 1080p monitor is 1920x1080.
    Notice this one says hdcp support in the details.
    Also has an hdmi connection.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236112
     
  5. jlabit

    jlabit Thread Starter

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    That looks like a good choice of monitors to me. Also within my price range. Thanks again.
     
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