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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 2008-01-20, 01:20 PM Thread Starter
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HD-A1 Drive and PC

My oshiba HD-A1 bit the dust long ago. It would not power up. So I decided to day to tear it apart and take the NEC drive out of it. Figuring I might be able to salvage some of the money invested in the A1 into my PC.

I run Vista Ultimate with an Nvidia 7900 GTO Dual DVI out video card.

Has anyone ever gotten any use out of the NEC drive that was in the HD-A1? I do not want to spend $100 on PowerDVD or another piece of software if I am just wasting my money.

My Westinghouse 32" only has a VGA input No HDMI on my Video Card) so I think that may be a problem down the road.

Am I wasting my time?
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 2008-01-27, 08:03 PM
 
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From what I've read on other sites it appears that others have tried exactly what you plan and the farthest anyone has got is to use the drive as a DVD and CD drive. PowerDVD and the like don't appear to work yet but I imagine someone will get it working soon.

Mitsubishi HC1500 projector, 3 FibreOp 2.0 HDTV receivers, Draper 120 inch screen, HD Media PC i7 920, ATI 4800 Radeon.
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