2 Replies Latest reply: Aug 28, 2006 12:35 AM by infinite vortex
Andrew Bosik Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
I'd like to be able to install an HDDVD Drive(NOT BluRay!)
if/when they ever become availble for Macs.
Therefore I'd need my VideoCard to be able to support the HDCP requirement.
Thanx!

MacPro, Mac OS X (10.4.7)
  • ds store Level 7 Level 7 (30,315 points)
    Right now if your interested in watching high definition DVD's, BlueRay or HD-DVD on your Mac, the best thing to do is wait until the hardware and software is ready to be released.

    HDCP is a lot more complicated than just a video card, one needs a DRM chipped monitor and cooperation of the computer and operating system.

    Don't expect a OEM HD-DVD drive, all computer makers have thrown behind BD-DVD for the increased storage capacity over HD-DVD.

    My 2¢, just wait it out if your needs absolutely include watching high def dvd's on your computer.

    Else get a Mac Pro with a HDCP HD TV now and wait for your next upgrade cycle to include the appropriate devices.

    Right now it's way to early, let the dust settle.
  • infinite vortex Level 7 Level 7 (21,400 points)
    Apparently the ATI X190XT does support HDCP although this is not a certainty, nor does it exclude either of the other two cards having HDCP support.