I have configured an HTPC with the following components:
- Motherboard: Intel DG45ID
- CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad 8300
- Graphics: Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X4500HD (using HDMI)
- RAM: 8 GB OCZ
- OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
- Monitor: Emprex 32-inch LCD (HDCP compliant)
So far, I have had 2 failed attempts at finding a Blu-Ray drive which will work on this machine. I have tried an LG CH08LS10 and a Lite-On IHES108. These drives work with CDs and DVDs, but are never able to recognize a Blu-Ray disc.
With the LG, I upgraded firmware to 2.00 and installed Cyberlink PowerDVD 9. The Lite-On doesn't appear to have any additional drivers or firmware that I can find.
Is there something wrong with my setup, or am I just not finding the right Blu-Ray drives?
One more thing to note, the Cyberlink Blu-Ray Advisor tells me that my Operating System and Graphics Card Driver are not able to play Blu-Ray discs. I have the latest drivers for my motherboard/graphics installed, and I have heard of others using Windows 7 for Blu-Ray playback, so I don't know where the issue is here.
UPDATE: Sorry I haven't visited this question lately. I'm dealing with some motherboard issues. I will get back to this as soon as I'm able.