Below in my signature my graphics card and my monitor can be seen.
I downloaded some HD trailers off the Microsoft website and played them in Windows Media Player 10. First I tried the Terminator 2 Ultra edition trailer in HD however I noticed no difference.
1)Or am I just being dumb and not noticing the difference?
This is what the PCPRO computer magazine says 'It's worth noting however that the H.264 codec (the new HD video standard) isn't currently free. You can buy it from ATI for around $15, or choose Cyberlink's MPEG-4 AVC Pack for $25............. Bear in mind that while many cards are touted as HDTV ready, their HDCP chips aren't enabled (and can't be user enabled) so won't play any HDCP protected content.'
2) So what does this all mean?
3) Do I have to buy the ATI H.264 and then will HD play back (even though the HD trailers worked fine but did not look any diffrent to normal TV), or is the chip actually not enabled therfore meaning I cannot play HD content?
Apparently all computer monitors are capable of displaying HD 720 (whatever that means) I know there is 720 and 1080 but I cannot understand the diffrences.
4) So is it true that all monitors are capable of displaying HD 720 even if they are not labelled as HD ready such as my iiyama?
5) I live in the UK so how on earth would I get the H.264 codec?
I have no HD hardware at all except maybe the X1900 XT. Not sure about software but Microsoft say that Windows Media Player 9 supports HD so i'm guessing 10 does as well?
This HD is mind bogglingly confusing especially when it is mixed with computers!
Edited by Mitesh, 03 July 2006 - 01:01 PM.