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Old 10-11-2007, 02:16 AM   #1
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I never used powerdvd... which one is better.
I plan to play BD with this
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Old 10-11-2007, 02:17 AM   #2
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I never used powerdvd... which one is better.
I plan to play BD with this
Personally, I prefer PowerDVD.
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Old 10-11-2007, 02:18 AM   #3
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Personally, I prefer PowerDVD.
wow. that was a quick answer....
I am confused, because I saw an increasing number of computer manufacturer opted to add powerdvd, and i thought this might be better than windvd.
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Old 10-11-2007, 06:42 AM   #4
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i like powerdvd also.
the windvd was provided with my gfx card some years ago (before i even know powerdvd), i install and try but don't like it.
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Old 10-11-2007, 06:43 AM   #5
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thank you both of you. I made up my mind. I will get powerdvd ultra (tomorrow is computer day for me, new laptop).
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Old 10-11-2007, 06:52 AM   #6
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wah, so fast financially recovered ?
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Old 10-11-2007, 06:52 AM   #7
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DVD - WinDvd 7 Platinum compare to PowerDvd 6 Ultra.
WinDvd at least 15% better picture and at least 75% better audio than PowerDvd.
BR-DVD - I think PowerDvd is better than WinDvd. The reason why I am saying this is Core is doing a very poor jobs on WinDvd.
The only thing I can say is try both - Free Trail Version I planning to buy the Pioneer BDC-2202 it comes with Windvd BR software. I don't know how well it works.

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Old 10-11-2007, 07:06 AM   #8
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wah, so fast financially recovered ?
yup, getting help from my parents..... I also have put aside those money to buy laptop before. But yes, I am financially recovered. Simpsons and Pirates 3 BD, I am coming.
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Old 10-11-2007, 07:07 AM   #9
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DVD - WinDvd 7 Platinum compare to PowerDvd 6 Ultra.
WinDvd at least 15% better picture and at least 75% better audio than PowerDvd.
BR-DVD - I think PowerDvd is better than WinDvd. The reason why I am saying this is Core is doing a very poor jobs on WinDvd.
The only thing I can say is try both - Free Trail Version I playing to buy the Pioneer BDC-2202 it comes with Windvd BR software. I don't know how well it works.
thanks for the specific info. Looks like I make the right choice.
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Old 10-11-2007, 11:37 AM   #11
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Hey, isn't it illegal version?
downloading...... thanks.
(i hope it's legal. no matter what I am going to buy it)
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Old 10-11-2007, 07:26 PM   #12
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VAIO VGN-AR190G, came with WinDVD BD for VAIO from factory.
Plays BDs great!

*I* installed PowerDVD Ultra.
Also plays BD great! No remote support though(WinDVD BD for VAIOis made for VAIO and has remote support).

PowerDVD will play files from the HDD where WinDVD BD will not.
I usually use PowerDVD for watching my discs.

*NOTE: PowerDVD Ultra 7.3 uses less processor power than WinDVD BD does.
VGN-AR190G - UJ-210S BD Burner
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In terms of Blu-ray compatibility the answer is easy .... neither! both PowerDVD and WinDVD suck, especially WinDVD. For humorous proof just read the release notes for the single WinDVD patch released. It says the patch will "improve" the compatibility with existing titles .... not fix. Arcsoft releases frequent patches to address the "Disk Won't Play Issues" that are very common for newly released thank to the flawed efforts of devs to address piracy concerns.

But, there is one more concern and that is regular DVD playback ... Arcsoft still sucks in this aspect ... some DVDs have skipping and stuttering (BSG Season 4 is an example) whereas WinDVD is the clear winner in this area.

Currently best bang for the buck is WinDVD or free alternatives for regular DVDs and Arcsoft TMT for Blu-Ray because there is nothing worse than porking out 30$ for a Blu-ray that won't play and not being able to return it or even exchange it for a regualr DVD at your loss (HMV Canada won't do this)

I have been waiting 3 months for WinDVD to play Wall-E Blu-Ray with no end in sight and Wall-E is a huge release. Arcsoft plays it perfectly
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I suggest you wait another week, and purchase powerdvd9 ultra instead. I have both, and WinDVD should be renamed to FailBluray. They're so lazy with patches. PowerDVD gets patched at least once a month, but the team behind WinDVD is horrible. Like someone else said, it's slightly better for regular DVD playback. That's it.
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I own both and I prefer PowerDVD8 Ultra over WinDVD have to many issues with WinDVD.
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