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Old 04-11-2008, 01:15 PM
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Default PowerDVD no longer cross-format

PowerDVD was updated to version 8 recently but they have dropped HD DVD support. There is no comparsion between 7.3 Ultra and 8 Ultra where this lack of support would be apparent. http://www.cyberlink.com/multi/produ...are_1_ENU.html

Sounds like they are recommending users use both 7.3 ultra and 8 ultra for HD DVD and the latest Blu-ray playback capabilities.

http://thegreenbutton.com/forums/thr..._CallBack=true

I'm not too crazy about using two different versions of software, I want only one. Looks like their competitor WinDVD is the answer.

http://www.corel.com/servlet/Satelli.../1203568929625
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With millions of HD DVDs in the wild they decide to do this. WinDVD should send them a basket and thank you letter for their support. This is easy money in the bank for WinDVD. WinDVD it is for me.
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WinDVD + LG Combo drive = HTPC Heaven!

**Edit** I dont have the combo drive yet, testing the rig / setup with the HD DVD Add-on first.
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New hack to re-enable HD DVD playback in PowerDVD 8. It is really sad it has to come to this!

http://www.digital-digest.com/articl...DVD_page1.html
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I'm thankful for the hack, but I'm still hard pressed to give PowerDVD any of my money. WinDVD did not sucker punch HD DVD owners/buyers. My money still goes to them.
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I'm thankful for the hack, but I'm still hard pressed to give PowerDVD any of my money. WinDVD did not sucker punch HD DVD owners/buyers. My money still goes to them.
Agreed! I have already upgraded to WinDVD version 9 (have it installed but havent tried it yet) but have also put in complaints with Cyberlink. They confirmed there will be no HD DVD plug-in. (which isnt a surprise!) Perhaps they will listen to their customers and re-think their position, but I suspect they won't. Now they can have fun with their legal department shutting down all the sites that host the patch etc.

LMAO! A classic example of pay now or pay later! Pay later almost always ends up costing more! They shoulda just continued the HD DVD support!
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