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.