Will blu ray playback on a 21.5 inch iMac work by plugging the one end of the HDMI cable from the blu ray player into the iMac's mini display port using an HDMI to mini displayport adaptor?

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no the display port is an output so that would just connect two outputs together
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Do you need HDMI cable to watch Blu-Ray Movies?

Answer If you want them in 1080p yes. HDMI stands for "high definition multimedia interface" and will do both your audio and video. You can also use the component cables (the 5 cables with the green, blue etc) This will make it in 1080i. The naked eye can tell zero difference between 1080p & 1080i. The p stand for progressive & the i for interlaced. Both are high quality HDTV. The HDMI & 1080p is newer & considered to be the best though.

Your HDTV does not have HDMI plugs can you play blu ray discs in 1080p?

1080p is possible though component but HDMI is the best way for HD content. It is very unlikely there are HDTVs which do support 1080p but don't have HDMI.

Do you have to play a Blu-Ray DVD on a Blu-Ray player?

All Blu-Ray players feature backward compatibility with DVD's,which means that you can play a standard DVD in a Blu-Ray player. However, the reverse is not true. You cannot play a Blu-ray disc ina standard DVD player.

If the sony ps3 can play Blu-ray and dvds why should one go for a high end Blu-ray player?

Sometimes you have no choice. For example many of the Home Theater systems include a Blue Ray Player. Sony who makes the PS3 also makes the Blu ray players and includes one on there Internet TV Blu-Ray Player that costs the same as a PS3. Other reasons include a better playback system for blue ray features and you can even find that your PS3 is on a different HDTV than the one you want to watch the movies on. The features on other Blu Ray Players include 2D to 3D up conversion, Skype, HomeShare™ wireless multi-room audio compatible, Internet video content noise reduction, Super Bit Mapping ™ (16 Bit Video Processing), and many features already found in the PS3 You shouldn't unless it has better technology than the PS3 but this could probobly be fixed with a simple firmwere update

Does Blu-ray work with 720P?

Bluray handles all HD formats. As 720p is one of the HD formats, it will play it without a problem. Bluray will also handle 1080i and 1080p formats as well as standard definition. Depending on the set up of the player, the output will be in the format recorded on the disc or it may convert all formats to a single format such as 1080p. As an HD television will also handle any of the formats, it is worth experimenting with the set up to see if 720p discs are displayed better when the player outputs the native format or in a converted format.

What type of cables do you need for a Blu-ray player?

Blu-Ray players only require one cable to connect to an HDTV and that is an HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) cable

What do you do if you dont have a young enough tv to plug the HDMI in for a Blu-ray player?

\nOlder televisions do not have HDMI connectors as they are a relatively recent development. Most will have an analog input, on RCA connectors or a scart connector (A multi-pin connector used widely in Europe) The analog connections will normally accept composite video, S-Video, component or RGB. In almost all cases, they will be for standard definition signals only.\n. \nMost Bluray players have an SD output as well as an HD output. The HD output will be on HDMI and the SD will be one of the analog connections listed above. Check the manual to find out what outputs are offered and compare them to the television inputs. Select RGB or component if you have those options. S-Video is the next best option and composite if you have no other connections.\n. \nRemember that using an analog connection means that you will not be getting an HD signal so don't expect to see the benefit of Bluray without an HD television.

You have 1 HDMI socket at the back of your tv but you have 2 HDMI leads 1 for xbox and the other for Blu-ray player how do you plug both in?

you cant unless you find some kind of adapter some where, or you can just use the hdmi for your blu ray player and component cables for your xbox, they both pretty much display the same quality

Will a us blu ray disc work on a UK blu ray disc player?

\nIt is unlikely that US material will work on European equipment for two reasons. \n. \nFirst, North America operates on a 60Hz field rate, meaning that images are delivered to the screen 60 times each second. In Europe, the field rate is 50Hz. Color encoding is also different for analog signals. Many European players and monitors will adjust automatically if they see 60Hz content so this problem is not seen often with modern equipment.\n. \nThe second problem is a bigger one. Commercial DVDs and Bluray discs are region coded. A disc that is coded for North America will only work on North American players. Likewise, European discs are restricted to European players. \n. \nSome DVD and Bluray players are region free, meaning they will play any disc from any region. These tend to be professional decks rather than domestic. Also, non commercial discs do not have the region coding and can also be played on any disc.\n. \nThe only way to be sure is to try it and see if your set up works. If it does, then it is a bonus for you.

How Blu-ray works?

Disks store digitally encoded video and audio information in spiral grooves called pits. These grooves run from the center of the disk to the edges. The data is accessed when a laser reads the other side of these pits i.e. the 'bumps' enabling us to watch a movie or listen to a CD. If a disk contains a large amount of information the pits are packed closely together and are much smaller. As the pits become smaller the laser needs to become more and more accurate in its ability to read the data. DVDs use a red laser to read and write data but the Blu Ray disk uses a blue laser to access the information. Blue lasers have a shorter wavelength (405 nanometers) than red lasers (650 nanometers) and the smaller beam has the ability to focus on the pits more accurately. Blue Ray disks can read information recorded in pits as small as 0.15 microns (µm) (1 micron = 10-6 meters) long i.e. twice as small as the pits on a DVD. In addition Blu Ray has reduced the track pitch from 0.74 microns to 0.32 microns. The combination of the smaller pits, smaller beam and shorter track pitch mean that a single-layer Blu Ray disk can hold in excess of 25 GB of information, that's about five times the amount of information that can be stored on a DVD disk. A Blu-ray disk is about 1.2 millimeters thick (the same as a DVD), but the disks store data in different ways. DVD disks store data between two polycarbonate layers, each 0.6-mm thick. This polycarbonate layer can cause a problem called birefringence i.e. the substrate layer refracts the laser light into two separate beams. If the beam is split too wide apart, the disk cannot be read and if the DVD surface is not perfectly and perpendicular to the beam, it may lead to 'disk tilt', in which the laser beam is distorted. For these reasons the manufacturing of DVDs is a very involved process. By the way, I also purchased a Blu-ray DVD for your Dell laptop at a very reasonable price. http://www.gogo-power.com/Blu-ray%20DVD%20Burner Hope my answer is clear enough.

Will a HDMI up play Blu-ray disks as well?

Yes if everythinng else is right for blu-ray an HDMI is only a Cable to connect your blu-ray Disc Player or Playstation3 to the TV

Why won't your Blu-ray player work?

Either it needs to be updated or something inside has malfunctioned or needs to be replaced

How do you get Blu-ray to work on the PS3?

Your blue ray always works, so you dont have to put it on :) Have it hooked up to an HDTV with HDMI cable and slip in a BLU-RAY disc

Are sony and Philips hdtvs and blu ray disc players compadable through HDMI cables?

yes if that certain model of the tv. has hdmi plugins in the back or on the side

Which connection do you use to connect your HDMI Blu-ray DVD player to your big screen which is an older model tv?

Televisions that are a few years old are almost certain to be standard definition and will have analog inputs. If that is the case, HDMI cannot be used as it is a digital signal. The television will also not be able to handle high definition signals.\n. \nThe only likely option is to use the composite or standard definition output from the Bluray player. Although the HD quality won't be seen, at least this will offer a way to watch HD discs. Almost all Bluray players have a standard definition output but each model is lightly different so check the manual for each one.

Will Blu-ray playback via usb using an external Blu-ray player for computer that plugs in using usb 2.0 cables be in lower quality than Blu-ray playback using an HDMI cable?

I need to clarify a couple of issues on your question. My DIGISTOR external Blu-Ray drive connects to my computer via USB 2.0, but it DOES NOT reduce the quality of the Blu-Ray movie I watch... ...BECAUSE, I output in HDMI to my HD capable TV. See, a USB 2.0 cord is used to INPUT an external Blu-Ray drive to a system, but HDMI is used to OUTPUT from PC ro an HD-capable display. A USB 2.0 can't be used to OUTPUT video, and there are no PC or Mac or any other computer system that outputs video through USB.

Do you need both an HDMI cord and a component cord for a blu ray or can you just use an HDMI cord?

HDMI is the only cable you need, because it carries a high-definition video and multi-channel audio signal all in one cable.

Will blu-ray playback on a 21.5 inch iMac work by plugging one end of the HDMI cable from the Blu-ray player into the iMac's mini display port using an HDMI to mini displayport adaptor?

Apple iMac computers will not play Blu-Ray discs correctly even if you can get them to play with an external drive and some software. The quality will not be as good as a dedicated Blu-Ray player.

Will blu-ray playback on a 21.5 inch iMac work by plugging the one end of the HDMI cable from the blu ray player into the iMac's mini display port using an HDMI to mini displayport adaptor?

It's unlikely that HDMI based video will work with a DisplayPort input. Although DisplayPort can be connected to an HDMI input with a passive adaptor, DisplayPort does not support broadcast color space such as YUV. HDMI can accept and display the RGB format used by DisplayPort but DisplayPort cannot handle YUV which is typically output from a Bluray player. DisplayPort is an emerging standard and during the time it is being implemented, there will be numerous practical adaptations to the capabilities of DisplayPort. For that reason, this answer may not be valid in the future. Indeed, it is likely that there are already products that can handle YUV so the only sure way to find out if it works is to try it.

Can you use a Blu-ray player with a SDTV?

Yes. Blu-Ray players will only operate with a standard definition television using the analog outputs on the player. The outputs are standard definition of course, so the HD quality of the BluRay disc won't be seen.

Why wont your blu ray with HDMI to dvi cable play on your dvi monitor?

HDMI and DVI are compatible connectors for video signals. There are two small but important differences. First, DVI does not carry audio whereas HDMI includes it as part of the interface. Second, and most important, is that HDMI supports HDCP, an encoding system to prevent signals being copied. To receive HDCP encoded signals, the display must be HDCP compliant (i.e. licensed to receive and decode the signals). DVI does not support HDCP and therefore a DVI monitor will see garbage rather than a good signal. For protection of the content, there are no licensed HDMI to DVI converters on the market. Furthermore, the few unlicensed converters are not guaranteed to operate. Indeed, the HDCP system provides for disabling HDCP receivers in the future if they are using unauthorized license keys. HDCP has been introduced in response to people pirating material. Sadly, it also prevents legitimate use of some content such as display on DVI monitors as this question demonstrates.

Will Blu-ray DVDs play on an HDMI player?

HDMI is a type of cable used for domestic high definition television signals. All Bluray players use HDMI as their HD connection to televisions but there is no such thing as an HDMI player.

Why will Blu-ray player play DVD but not blu-ray?

It sounds like your player may be having some issues. Try these steps to fix it: 1. Unplug your Blu-ray player for 5 minutes, then plug it back in and try again. 2. Call the manufacturer of the player to ensure you have the latest updates. 3. Call the manufacturer of the player for service.

Will Blu-ray players work with sdtvs?

Yes. Blu-Ray players will only operate with a standard definition television using the analog outputs on the player. The outputs are standard definition of course, so the HD quality of the BluRay disc won't be seen.

Can you use any HDMI cord for any Blu-ray player?

For 3D Blu-Ray discs and 3D TV's, you will need a cable that meets the HDMI 1.4 specification. Most new cables can handle this.

Do you need a HDMI cord for a Blu-ray player?

To watch a Bluray disc in high definition, an HDMI cable to the television is needed. However, almost all Bluray players have an analog, standard definition output that can be connected to televisions that are not HD and do not have HDMI inputs.

Is it possible to use HDMI cable for video and regular cables for audio at the same time when playing Blu-ray movies?

Yes it is. Just make sure your other inputs are in the same source on your reciever. I do this occassionally with my computer. Run the video through HDMI and audio through RCA's. You get way better sound through HDMI so I would try and just use the one cable so you dont have to get more then one cable. But if your doing something different it should work.

Will your blu ray player up convert your dvds to hi def without an HDMI cable?

Bluray players usually have a high definition output and a standard definition output. HD outputs are always on HDMI ports so a standard definition disc will only be up-converted on the HDMI output. Analog outputs are restricted to standard definition to prevent copying of HD content. HDMI signals are encoded to prevent copying of most commercial material. It is worth noting that when a standard definition disc is up-converted the resulting signal will not be HD quality. Although it will be delivered in an HD signal format, the conversion does not add detail to the original material. Sometimes the up-conversion will give the appearance of better quality so it is worth trying the up-converted output to see if the final image looks better.

How do you connect HDMI cable to plasma tv and Blu-ray DVD player?

It's pretty easy. All you have to do is find the HDMI cable port and plug it in

What can you use on the Blu-ray player for memory?

You can use an SD card. Some players have a built-in SD memory card so that if you stop the movie or the player is disrupted somehow, it will remember where you left off in the movie and even if you had subtitles or a commentary on. And when you start the player up again and the disc is loaded, it will ask you if you want to resume. If you select no, you'll just go to the main menu

Do you need an HDMI cable for Blu-ray on your laptop?

No you need a blu ray player in your laptop. If your laptop has an HDMI output and a Blu Ray player then the HDMI cable will allow you to play your laptop Blu-ray disc using the HDTV instead of your laptop screen and sound

Recommended cables for LG BD550 Blu-ray player?

The only cable that connects a Blu-Ray player to an HDTV is an HDMI cable

What size HDMI cable for Blu-ray DVD do i need to use?

HDMI ports are all the same size, but the size of the cord you need depends on how far the player is from your TV. It would be best to measure the distance before buying the actual cable

How do Blu-ray work?

DVD players use a red laser light and blue ray players use a purple-blue almost Ultra violet laser making it possible to store more data. Or to quote from a portion of the related link "The blue-violet laser's shorter wavelength makes it possible to store more information on a 12 cm CD/DVD-size disc."

How do Blu-rays and DVDs work?

i think that you will find that this site answers your question in much detail :)

How do you connect Blu-ray player through HDMI?

All you have to do is put the HDMI cable into the ports on the HDTV and on the Blu-Ray player

Can you stream video using a Blu-ray player if the TV has no HDMI port?

Blu-Ray players with internet streaming will play video back through the other ports, although new model players with HDMI outputs will not be able to send high definition video through the component video ports.

What cable do you need to watch your blu-ray DVD player?

To watch Bluray discs in high definition, an HDMI cable is required. However, most Bluray players have analog outputs that can be used if an HDMI port isn't available on a television. However, all analog connections are limited to SD quality.

Do you need a vga to HDMI to watch Blu-ray dvds?

It depends on what kind ofconnection you need. If your bluray DVD player disc only takes vga output and your tv only has a hdmi input then you will need a vga to hdmi cord.

Will a Blu-ray player cable work with a ps3?

Actually, the PlayStation 3 can play Blu-Rays for the game discs are, in fact, Blu-Rays

Will a UK Blu-ray disc work on us player?

Maybe. Some BD's are coded region-free, so can be played by aBlu-Ray player in any country. About 70% of the discs out there areregion free, but most current releases from studios have regioncoding which will not permit a US player to play a UK disc. With Blu-ray it's Region A, B, and C North America is Region A: Americas, Japan, Korea and South EastAsia. Europe is Region B: Europe, Middle East, Africa and Australia Asia is Region C: Russia, India, Mainland China and Central Asiacountries. we offer best prices on multisystem-electronics onregion-free-dvd-blu-ray-players

Do you need HDMI cable to watch Blu Ray Movies?

To watch a movie in HD, then an HDMI cable is needed. If you only have the option of connecting with analog cables, then almost all Bluray players have an analog output. The signal will only be in standard definition but you can watch the movie.

Can you use HDMI cable to play games on Playstation 3 or is just for Blu-ray discs?

The PS3 can only have a single connection to a TV or HDTV and an HDMI works to connect the PS3 to a HDTV for everything

Why will Blu ray player play DVD but not blu ray?

It is quite likely that the Bluray player is faulty. A badly aligned laser may still be able to read the larger DVD tracks but not the much finer tracks on a Bluray disc. Try some different Bluray discs. If none of them work, it might be time to get the player repaired or replaced.

How do you use optical cable from tv to Blu-ray?

Your TV will not have a optical cable input. The easiest way is to connect an HDMI cable from the Blu-Ray player to the TV. This cable will have both the video and audio together. If you do not have an HDMI input on your TV, use the component video output from the Blu-Ray player and the analog left and right audio to connect to the TV, or connect the optical digital output from the Blu-Ray player to a surround sound receiver for sound amplification.

Will a Blu-ray dvd work on a ps2 with an HDMI cable?

No. Only a PS3 works with Blu-Rays, for the PS3 games are actually Blu-Ray discs

How do you connect a Blu-ray DVD player which only has a HDMI port to an old TV?

If your Blu-ray player ONLY has an HDMI out then I think you're buying a new TV. Older TVs don't have HDMI in. However, check to see if your Blu-ray player has other outputs. Almost all have standard definition outputs such as composite video, S-video or component video with a separate sound output. They will normally show up as RCA (phono) connectors.

Where can one purchase a DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter?

One may purchase a DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter at: Amazon, E Bay, Future Shop, Best Buy, Apple Store, Dell, Costco, London Drugs, Tiger Direct, Monoprice.

Is a Blu-ray burner also a Blu-ray player?

No, Blu-ray Burner is an external drive, through which you can playblu-ray discs, while blu-ray player is a software to play blu-rayfiles. Common blu-ray player like Macgo Blu-ray Player, VLC MediaPlayer, and so on.

Can you play Blu-ray discs on iMac?

Blu-ray has been called "a bag of hurt" for a long time by Jobsbecause all Mac machines don't ship the capability to play Blu-ray.So if you wanna do this, you have to take advantage of some thirdparty program. Macgo Mac Blu-ray Player is the most used softwareon Mac which really works fine on all Mac models.