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Old 07-22-2011, 08:47 AM   #1
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Old 07-22-2011, 12:25 PM   #2
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IMHO, ArcSoft TotalMedia Theatre
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Old 07-22-2011, 02:23 PM   #3
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This. I still prefer a stand-alone player, but I did trial versions of Power DVD and Arcsoft, and found Arcsoft to be more user-friendly, esp with AnyDVD HD running.
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Old 07-22-2011, 02:30 PM   #4
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i agree as well
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Old 07-23-2011, 01:56 AM   #5
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I was going to use AnyDVD HD for Region B, all my Blu-rays, and MPC HC at first in September. I'll try this ArcSoft then also.
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Old 07-28-2011, 02:06 PM   #6
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I still like PowerDVD 9/10/11 Ultra. I'm not too familiar with TotalMedia Theatre 5 but PowerDVD has never given me problems and the newer versions integrate w/ WMC pretty good.
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Old 07-28-2011, 02:44 PM   #7
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I was going to use AnyDVD HD for Region B, all my Blu-rays, and MPC HC at first in September. I'll try this ArcSoft then also.
FYI, I had major issues playing the PAL suppliments on Withnail and I, and the Region B suppliments on Sleeping Beauty using AnyDVD & Arcsoft. Any PAL content was all scrambly like super bad TV reception and over saturated with red, while the Region B stuff on Sleeping Beauty, the audio was way out of synch with the video, unless I didn't view it in fullscreen. The movies, however, played fine. It was only the bonus features that acted wonky.
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This is the best one that I've used and would also recommend as well.
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Old 08-03-2011, 12:55 PM   #9
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Arcosft and cyberlink have the best programs. Choose either one and you won't go wrong.

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Old 08-08-2011, 07:04 PM   #10
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Cyberlink has far too much useless additional content these days (some of which you can't even disable!) - a lot of online orientated stuff, I used to like PowerDVD but it went bad after v4 & even worse later on

I use ArcSoft TotalMedia Theatre 3 Platinum although for 3D support you'd be better off getting version 5. I much prefer 3's UI though as v5 makes a few facepalm worthy decisions & chooses style over usability which is a shame as I wouldn't mind upgrading but now have to consider swapping back & forth

Still waiting for a program that does NOT go into Windows Basic everytime a bluray starts I know its for colour accuracy but seriously, making my computer crawl to a snail space is not ideal when I've got a movie paused & have to close the program & then of course lose my place since blurays don't accept bookmarks

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Old 08-08-2011, 07:49 PM   #11
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Arcosft and cyberlink have the best programs. Choose either one and you won't go wrong.
These are the programs I'm using as well, mostly Arcsoft as of late. Have some issues with both players so having both works out great.

Arcsoft appears to have some issues with subtitles once in a while (only Disney titles so far), PowerDVD is a bit harder to get to work with my remote and it doesn't play HD-DVD's after version 7.3...
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Old 08-10-2011, 04:54 PM   #12
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I chose to use Arcsoft TotalMedia Theatre 5 but I am having some issues because I've only recently started watching blu-ray discs on the computer. Certain movies that I own like avatar and die another day work fine with the player but other movies I have tried like Spiderman 1and casino royale don't seem to work, causing the program to stop working. Is there any reason for this and a solution for this problem? My hardware is fine with a Sandy bridge processor and GTX 560. I've tried PowerDVD 11 Ultra which plays them but the picture quality doesn't seem to be as good.

As well, if anyone knows, how do improve blu-ray picture quality in the nvidia control panel? What settings do I change in the 3d program settings? Also if anyone has ever used the logitech x-540 speakers, how do you set up surround sound when playing a movie? When I turn on matrix mode, dialogue in movies becomes very quiet, I guess because the content is not stereo.
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You're better off asking on the TechPowerUp forums, Marmalada.
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Old 08-10-2011, 08:51 PM   #15
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I could rephrase my question. I'm using Arcsoft TotalMedia Theatre 5 and the movies I own produced by columbia pictures like Casino Royale and Spider-man 1 don't work. Is there a reason thay don't work and how can I fix it? There not the newest movies and I havethe latest patch installed.

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I could rephrase my question. I'm using Arcsoft TotalMedia Theatre 5 and the movies I own produced by columbia pictures like Casino Royale and Spider-man 1 don't work. Is there a reason thay don't work and how can I fix it? There not the newest movies and I havethe latest patch installed.
I've got Casino Royale Deluxe (UK version) and it works fine on Theatre 5. I also disabled AnyDVD HD to make sure it wasn't being "helped" to play

As for the quiet audio, click on AV center & make sure the right sound card is detected as well as the output mode & adjust dynamic range compression if required

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I use power dvd 10 ultra and Blu ray region tray tool on both a windows xp pc and a windows 7 machine and have no problems with either of them
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I've been using Total Media Theatre and I love it. Absolutely fantastic player, and plays back HD-DVD's.

I have noticed that sometimes it loses the audio handshake if I pause the movie, or chapter skip ><.
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Old 08-13-2011, 04:07 AM   #20
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Does anyone know if you can bookmark blurays yet with Arcsoft? I'm guessing no
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