Foreshadowing: To successfully play HD 1080p on a PC you need the video card, sound card, monitor, and a HDMI cable to all have an HDCP protocol to go with your HDCP player.
System Requirements for Playing 1080p/i:
- Operating System
- Microsoft Windows 7
- Microsoft Windows Vista
- Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack 2 or later installed
- CPU Processor Dual or quad core processors recommended
- System Memory (RAM) 1GiB (minimum), 2 GiB or more is recommended
- Audio Card and/or Driver supporting HDCP
- It is recommended that you have one of the graphics cards with the following graphics processor unit (GPU) installed on your computer in order to play DTCP-IP content.
Intel 965G, G33 graphics
GeForce 7800 GTX 512, GeForce 7900 GX2, GeForce 7900
GTX, GeForce 7950 GX2, GeForce 8400 series, GeForce 8500 series, GeForce
8600 series, GeForce 8800 series
- ATI (minimum requirements)
X1800 series, X1900 series
- ATI (recommended requirements)
ATI Radeon HD 2400, 2600, 2900, 3400, 3600, 3800 series
Video RAM: Graphics card memory requires 256MB or above.
Note: We strongly recommend that you update your graphics card driver to the latest version. Graphic Card Memory: We recommend having at least 256 MB of video memory to ensure the smooth playback of DTCP-IP content. Note: If you want to use digital output during DTCP-IP content playback (through DVI or HDMI connection), make sure the graphics card is HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection) compatible. If your graphics card is not HDCP-compliant but has a DVI connector, you can use a DVI-to-VGA converter (or cable) to output the video in analog format. To determine whether your graphics card is HDCP-compliant, please visit the hardware manufacturer's web site.