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HD DVD Question

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Chris Saunders

#1
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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Gary Mount

#2
A regular HD DVD drive will also work.

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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.
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> HTH
>
> Martin
 

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Andrew Rossmann

#3
[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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Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin]

#4
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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"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
 

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