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HD DVD Question

  1. #1


    Chris Saunders Guest

    HD DVD Question

    Is there a way to play a HD DVD on Vista. I purchased a movie without
    realizing that it was in this format (which I know nothing about) and not
    only does Media Center not seem to be able to play it but Explorer doesn't
    seem to recognize that there is a disk in the DVD player. Sorry for my
    ignorance on this subject but can anyone help?

    Regards
    Chris Saunders


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  2. #2


    Gary Mount Guest

    Re: HD DVD Question

    A regular HD DVD drive will also work.

    "Martin" <martin@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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    > "Chris Saunders" <evas@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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    >> Is there a way to play a HD DVD on Vista. I purchased a movie without
    >> realizing that it was in this format (which I know nothing about) and not
    >> only does Media Center not seem to be able to play it but Explorer
    >> doesn't seem to recognize that there is a disk in the DVD player. Sorry
    >> for my ignorance on this subject but can anyone help?
    >>
    >> Regards
    >> Chris Saunders
    >
    > Hi Chris,
    >
    > You need a special HD DVD drive to play that type of DVD.
    >
    > HTH
    >
    > Martin

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  3. #3


    Andrew Rossmann Guest

    Re: HD DVD Question

    [This followup was posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.general and
    a copy was sent to the cited author.]

    In article <C8662144-9E1F-4EA2-B9C8-24A9909212E7@xxxxxx>,
    evas@xxxxxx says...

    > Is there a way to play a HD DVD on Vista. I purchased a movie without
    > realizing that it was in this format (which I know nothing about) and not
    > only does Media Center not seem to be able to play it but Explorer doesn't
    > seem to recognize that there is a disk in the DVD player. Sorry for my
    > ignorance on this subject but can anyone help?
    HD-DVD's usually come in a red-edged case. Blu-Ray come in blue-edged
    cases.

    To read HD-DVD's, you need an HD-DVD drive. The same goes for Blu-Ray. A
    standard DVD drive will not recognize either HD format.

    Unless you want to buy a new drive (standalone or computer, both are
    $$$$$) and have a powerful enough computer, try and return it. Even
    though it is open, hopefully the stores will allow for that. Otherwise,
    you have learned a lesson.

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  4. #4


    Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin] Guest

    Re: HD DVD Question

    Windows Vista has native support for HD DVD disk, as long as you have the
    appropriate optical drive installed in your computer.
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    Andre
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    http://adacosta.spaces.live.com/blog...3DB!9709.entry
    "Chris Saunders" <evas@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:C8662144-9E1F-4EA2-B9C8-24A9909212E7@xxxxxx

    > Is there a way to play a HD DVD on Vista. I purchased a movie without
    > realizing that it was in this format (which I know nothing about) and not
    > only does Media Center not seem to be able to play it but Explorer doesn't
    > seem to recognize that there is a disk in the DVD player. Sorry for my
    > ignorance on this subject but can anyone help?
    >
    > Regards
    > Chris Saunders


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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