Anyone using Blu-Ray on the PC?

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Anyone using Blu-Ray on the PC?

Post by FZ1 » Tue Dec 30, 2008 4:45 pm

If so, what software are you using and what do you think of it? There doesn't seem to be a clear cut choice for this. We have:
- Cyberlink Power DVD Ultra - $99 on sale for $79 (never been a fan of their software)
- Corel WinDVD - $99 on sale for $79
- ArcSoft TotalMedia Theater - $89 on sale for $69
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Re: Anyone using Blu-Ray on the PC?

Post by InspectahACE » Tue Dec 30, 2008 5:44 pm

I use powerdvd..i have 7.3 and 8 ..i use 7.3 since i have a hd-dvd/blu-ray/dvd-rw drive and have both hd-dvd's and blu-ray..i havent used the other software u mentioned but I like powerdvd really..been using it for a good few years now and so far I haven't seen anything to beat (what I consider) its great quality..that and it has never done me wrong
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Re: Anyone using Blu-Ray on the PC?

Post by martini161 » Tue Dec 30, 2008 7:42 pm

yes, but keep your line distances short. i have an hdmi going from my computer to a wall plate, then from that wall plate a 35 foot hdmi to the tv in the next room, i have a wallplate there, but if i use it it doesnt work cause the HDCP keys get lost or something. power dvd is fine for me. if your doing long runs, think of each of each coupler as adding 20 feet to the run

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Re: Anyone using Blu-Ray on the PC?

Post by KnightRid » Wed Dec 31, 2008 6:31 am

Powerdvd here also.

you have to upgrade the one that comes with most blu-ray players for the computer since they are cheap bastards and only give you stereo sound with the free one :p

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Re: Anyone using Blu-Ray on the PC?

Post by FZ1 » Wed Dec 31, 2008 7:22 am

I bought an LG BD drive last night but I had to be at a holiday party last night so I didn't even get to open the box. I think it comes with the OEM PowerDVD software you are referring to. We'll see...
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Re: Anyone using Blu-Ray on the PC?

Post by FZ1 » Wed Dec 31, 2008 8:31 am

Here is a pretty good software thread.
http://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?t=72239
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Re: Anyone using Blu-Ray on the PC?

Post by dicecca112 » Wed Dec 31, 2008 10:59 am

FZ1 wrote:Here is a pretty good software thread.
http://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?t=72239


Got a Sony Drive coming next week for my HTPC HiDef Build. I'll be watching your thread to see what you decide Joe
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Re: Anyone using Blu-Ray on the PC?

Post by FZ1 » Wed Dec 31, 2008 11:50 am

I was kinda thinking we should get all 3 and do a review! :supz:
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Re: Anyone using Blu-Ray on the PC?

Post by FZ1 » Wed Dec 31, 2008 4:42 pm

Installed the Cyberlink 7 software and patched it to 7.3...Plays The Dark Knight fine and I can access BD Live ok. Plays the Mummy: TOTDE fine but I cannot access the BD live features. Says I need a firmware upgrade although there is no new firmware for my drive LG GBC-H20L. :lame:
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Re: Anyone using Blu-Ray on the PC?

Post by FZ1 » Wed Dec 31, 2008 4:45 pm

Found a coupon code for the Arcsoft software - "Registration08". Gave me $14.00 off of the already discounted price of $69.99 for a total of $55.99. I'm going to try it out.
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Re: Anyone using Blu-Ray on the PC?

Post by InspectahACE » Wed Dec 31, 2008 5:08 pm

I would've thought the BDlive shindig was software based....but i never really got into it anyway..I think PowerDVD 8 has the BDLive going a bit better than 7.3 from when i used it a short time...my only complaint with it was that it didn't do the HD-DVD playback anymore..and even with adding the profile to play them it became unstable..so back to 7.3 it was for me..
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Re: Anyone using Blu-Ray on the PC?

Post by FZ1 » Wed Dec 31, 2008 5:11 pm

Using Arcsoft Total Media the BD Live content worked just fine for the Mummy TOTDE
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