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So I've picked up a couple of BluRay titles that also have the DVD + Digital Copy, but I'd like to watch them in BluRay format. I'm trying to figure out if this is possible with my PC and it's monitor; I figure it damn well should be but there are some things I'm confused on.
Here's what I have that's relevant;
XFX Radeon HD 5850 Black Edition
Asus Xonar D1
LG 32" 1080p TV, connected to the HD 5850 with an HDMI cable.
Now, the Xonar D1 is hooked up via analog to a simple set of 2.1 speakers. I know this isn't exactly HD audio, but I don't mind that much and when we move into a bigger apartment I'll probably upgrade my speakers. What I do have, and what I use for gaming and watching movies, is a pair of Sennheiser PC350 headphones. These are also connected via analog to the PC's front speaker/mic ports and the Xonar D1 software can do some pretty cool pseudo-5.1 channel processing when I switch to them.
My question is this; can I buy a Blu-Ray drive, throw it in my PC, install PowerDVD or some shit and watch a Blu-Ray with HD audio on my TV and through my headset? I can't figure out which of my hardware has which compatibilities as far as audio is concerned and it pisses me off.
I'm not silly goose enough to think that a pair of headphones is going to give me HD quality audio playback, no matter what my hardware is, but eventually this PC will have some sort of HD receiver and surround sound speaker setup and I don't want to be fucked before I begin.