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Playing Blu-ray 3D Movies on a 120Hz 3D-ready LCD Monitor

July 21st, 2010 · 23 Comments · GeForce 3D Vision


The situation with playing back Blu-ray 3D movies on your 3D-capable computer using a 120Hz 3D-capable monitor is not so bright as yet again we have the same issue as if you try to play a normal 2D Blu-ray movie with 120Hz refresh rate on any of these monitors (at least on first generation Samsung and Viewsonic, as the problem might not be present on the 2nd generation 120Hz LCD monitors). And the reason for that is again the HDCP protection that is being used with the Blu-ray video, but the question is why it is not working when your 120Hz monitor does say HDCP compliant? There is one interesting catch that is often missed and that is the fact that the 120Hz monitor is indeed HDCP compliant, but may only be when used at 60Hz refresh rate and that means no playing back of protected 3D content, unless you go for a workaround… And one such alternative workaround is the use of the AnyDVD HD software – a commercial application that allows you to go over some of the annoying limitations that you get when you don’t want to be a “pirate”, although this application might be considered illegal in some countries (depending on the local laws), because of what it does!



The AnyDVD software allows you to watch movies over a digital display connection, without the requiring you to have HDCP-compliant graphics card and without HDCP-compliant display. Or even if you have such compliant hardware, like in the case of the 3D-ready 120Hz LCD monitors, you’ll be able to actually use the higher 120Hz refresh rate and and be able to watch Blu-ray 3D movies. And the best thing about the application is that is removes the HDCP dependence in real-time, the program runs in the background and you are able to play the Blu-ray movie with your favorite Blu-ray 3D video player. There is no need to rip the Blu-ray 3D movie, reencode something or do something that is time consuming or hard to make by a novice user. But of course the AnyDVD HD software comes with additional features that can remove some of the other annoying constraints you may have in a Blu-ray movie disc and not only on Blu-ray, but also with HD DVD or even DVD Video discs.

AnyDVD HD comes with a 21 days of free trial, so you can first test the application and see if it works for you and does what you need and then you can purchase it if you wish or just uninstall it if you don’t like it. You should first try the trial, the only limitation you get during the trial period is that the custom settings are not being saved and you need to set them again each time you start the application, other than that it is fully functional.

To download the latest AnyDVD HD with 21 days trial period to test it…
For more information about the features of the SlySoft AnyDVD HD software…

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23 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Zoeff // Jul 21, 2010 at 13:59

    The heck? Why is that? Is the HDCP protection not compatible with a 120Hz signal or something? What a load of bollocks.

  • 2 StarKnight // Jul 21, 2010 at 16:03

    Here in Italy there is only one Blu-Ray 3D (Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs) which I own and I have watched on my PC with 3D Vision + PowerDVD 10 and an Acer monitor without problems.

    Is my Acer monitor the only one 120Hz HDCP compatible model or is there something elese ?

  • 3 Grieco // Jul 21, 2010 at 16:11

    When will release any stereoscopic movie? The Blu-ray 3D is stereoscopic?This software will play the movie directly of my computer?

  • 4 3dFanatic // Jul 21, 2010 at 16:14

    I have Acer 3d display and I’m using it with 3d vision. I have Bluray-3d iso images (Coraline, Panasonic Demo Disc and Ice Age 3) and they play fine in CyberLink PowerDVD Mark II Ultra 3D. The only issue is when you load disc (in this case image) display go on the loop – turn off , turn on etc. I got workaround for this hitting nvidia ir reciver on/off until I see the disc start.

    Do you think AnyDVD will solve my problem? Because I think this is HDCP related.

  • 5 Grieco // Jul 21, 2010 at 16:27

    3D Fanatic, do you download the iso of these movies? If yes, please tel me where you download, because I want to watch some movie in 3D, but I never found out!!! Then the movie works directly from your computer without any disc Bluray?

  • 6 Bloody // Jul 21, 2010 at 16:33

    The first generation of 120Hz 3D-capable LCD monitors do not have HDCP support for 120Hz (only 60Hz), however there might be some movies that do not have the protection or it has been removed (in case of an ISO image)…

  • 7 3dFanatic // Jul 21, 2010 at 16:36

    Grieco I can’t give you address because this site is against any kind of piracy (i think;)) but if you look through torrents sites, usenet you will find it ;) At the moment as far as i remember there is 5 or 6 Bluray-3d titles available. I play it directly from my hard drive but I’m running out of space , one single movie is around 50 GB.
    Good luck!

  • 8 Grieco // Jul 21, 2010 at 16:58

    3D Fanatic, I really want to know how you do to play the movie directly, anyway my e-mail is: gl.guerra@bol.com.br!!! Can you sent me a message please!!!

  • 9 StarKnight // Jul 21, 2010 at 16:59

    Uhm… this looks odd.
    Probably “Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs” is not HDCP protected (mine is 100% original, not an ISO) but on PowerDVD’s site the fact that HDCP protected discs can not be reproduced is not mentioned anywhere.
    How do you know that none of the 120Hz monitors on the market are not compatible with 120Hz HDCP ? I have searched everywhere on Internet but I could not fin anything about this issue.

  • 10 Grieco // Jul 21, 2010 at 17:34

    I found a software with the same specs of this Any DVD, and the program is ArcSoft TotalMedia Theatre 3 Platinum, this is able to play Bluray 3D too!!!

  • 11 Bloody // Jul 21, 2010 at 17:37

    AnyDVD is not a video player of any kind!!! For the actual Blu-ray 3D playback you will need either ArcSoft TotalMedia Theatre 3 Platinum + Sim3D Plugin or the PowerDVD 10 Ultra Mark II.

  • 12 Marton // Jul 21, 2010 at 18:33

    With Anydvd i can rip a 3D BD to 2 separate files?
    Because i have dual projector setup with polarized glasses, and want to buy some 3D BD content. But how can i watch this, without ripping?

  • 13 Wikibear // Jul 22, 2010 at 20:44

    http://www.nvidia.com/object/3d-vision-requirements.html

    There you get a list of available products that work with 3D Bluray. So i have acer 1130P 3D projector and i can see via DVI to VGA 3D content and my first 3D Bluray (Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs). It works fine. But my samsung 2233Z wont work.

  • 14 Marton // Jul 22, 2010 at 22:11

    so, it doesn’t work with dual projector setup yet
    too bad :(

  • 15 Petri Teittinen // Jul 23, 2010 at 23:54

    Love the blog in general, but this post seems to include a fair amount of false information. I’m running PowerDVD 10 Mark II with Nvidia 3D Vision and an LG W2363D display, and my 3D Blu-rays (originals, mind you) play just fine without any AnyDVD jiggerypokery.

  • 16 Bloody // Jul 24, 2010 at 00:56

    http://3dvision-blog.com/more-about-the-blu-ray-3d-movie-playback-and-the-hdcp-issues/

  • 17 Daniel James // Jul 30, 2010 at 18:45

    As far as I can tell it is only the Samsung 2233 that needs intevention with the Anydvd software and that is because it isn’t a recognised high definition resolution. Only monitors that are full hd 16/9 seem to pass the HDCP handshake for 3D Bluray whereas any 16/10 1680 x 1050 res monitor fails. The industry uses HDCP to control sales of new hardware not piracy, everyone knows that! We all know that hdmi 1.4 is not needed to use 3D Bluray for instance. I have a Sammy 2233 and with Anydvd and Total Media and Power DVD 10 it works fine though so don’t panic if you have this set up. Also you will need a new nVidia card if you have less than a Quad core as the older cards don’t process the required codec.

  • 18 Austin Kuster // Jan 19, 2011 at 02:57

    I need the install disc for the Acer gd235hz bid 120hz lcd. I will pay for a copy.

    Sincerely,

    Austin

  • 19 BishopLord // Feb 9, 2011 at 17:57

    @Petri –

    That’s because the LG W2363D is a 3D ready monitor! The blog post was talking about ANY 120hz monitor – the ones that don’t state they’re 3D ready, but are HDCP compliant. They’re only compliant at 60hz, not 120hz, so using AnyDVD will remove the coding and the 3D BD movie will now display at 120hz on these type of monitors if AnyDVD is installed.

    I’m surprise by some of the ignorant comments here. I figure the people that are reading this blog were more in-tune with technology, especially a piece of software that’s been around for years [AnyDVD].

  • 20 khmer song // May 30, 2011 at 08:30

    I wish they make 3d blu ray player can play on regular 3d ready monitor without to much setting.

  • 21 khmer song // Oct 10, 2011 at 10:24

    With Anydvd i can rip a 3D BD to 2 separate files?
    Because i have dual projector setup with polarized glasses, and want to buy some 3D BD content. But how can i watch this, without ripping?

  • 22 game show network // Oct 10, 2011 at 10:25

    Grieco I can’t give you address because this site is against any kind of piracy (i think;)) but if you look through torrents sites, usenet you will find it ;) At the moment as far as i remember there is 5 or 6 Bluray-3d titles available. I play it directly from my hard drive but I’m running out of space , one single movie is around 50 GB.
    Good luck!

  • 23 HDCPsucksballs // Apr 18, 2012 at 15:21

    @ Petri and BishopLord

    I also have an LG W2363D display, running off a GTX460 (with latest full release drivers) via dual link dvi. CPU is a 2.4 ghz core 2 quad and OS is Windows 7 Ulimate 64 bit.

    I have tried using both WinDVD Pro 11 and PowerDVD12 Ultra to try to watch both Hugo and Captain America Region B 3d Blu Ray discs from my LG 10x bd-drive. Both give error messages essentially saying they are unable to play back protected content.

    Can anyone help? Will try AnyDVD tonight but I’m mightily p***ed off that the ludicrous DRM restriction are stopping me watching my legitimate 3d content on my expensively assembled Nvision setup.

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