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. ( Full Answer )

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 f ( Full Answer )

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 for ( Full Answer )

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. ( Full Answer )

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 signal ( Full Answer )

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 cont ( Full Answer )

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 comp ( Full Answer )

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-R ( Full Answer )

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 ( Full Answer )

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. ( Full Answer )

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.

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 cab ( Full Answer )

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 a ( Full Answer )

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 w ( Full Answer )

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

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 ( Full Answer )

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 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 Amer ( Full Answer )

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.

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 le ( Full Answer )

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. ( Full Answer )

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 Ma ( Full Answer )