blu ray on bootcamp

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  1. charlesbronsen macrumors 6502a

    charlesbronsen

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    would it be possible to watch bluray movies on an externaldrive via bootcamp on a 24 iMac? sorry if this has been covered before but all the info ive dug up left me with more questions than answers. thx
     
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  3. charlesbronsen thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    so this hdcp restricts us from watching the movie from a disc. what about a file on a hardrive?
     
  4. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    I've done it with my MacBook Pro connected to my Samsung 40" LCD TV and it worked fine. I'm pretty sure they MBP's video card is HDCP compliant (unless Apple's disabled it). It should work on your iMac's 24" display as well, but YMMV. Only way to know for sure is to buy an external Blu-ray drive (I have the $120 Sony in a $40 USB2 enclosure) and give it a try.
     
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