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Andy Vandervell

By Andy Vandervell



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  • Performance 9
  • Value 7
  • Usability 8
  • Features 9

Hamish Campbell

March 21, 2009, 11:05 am

DVD playback native to windows? Not XP right?

gotta love that Linda Hamilton lions mane hairdo.


March 21, 2009, 3:20 pm

Dont suppose it lets you screengrab a blu ray? Been searching for a way to do this for ages, but its proven impossible.


March 21, 2009, 3:48 pm

I'm a long time user of pdvd5 and I'm still impressed with it, it really shows up the low resolution of syandard dvd's on a large computer monitor. I presume this version stil has features like dolby headphone & cyberlink eagle vision. having recently purchased a laptop with a blu-ray player I will probably buy this software as again I repeat how impressed i have been with pdvd5.


March 21, 2009, 3:58 pm

after visiting cyberlink web site I won't be purchasing this after all as I'm quite disgruntled about £/$ pricing. pdvd9 ultra, needed for blu-ray playback, is 㿻.99 but dollar price is $99.95. at the current exchange rate we are paying $115.90, I haven't got 'mug' written on my forehead. no wonder piracy is so popular.

Luan Bach

March 21, 2009, 4:56 pm

@alchobot, as usual you've forgotten to add the 15% VAT to the US$ price, which would makes it, wait for it...$115.


March 21, 2009, 5:54 pm

@pmcfadden - you'll need to rip the disc first (using something like AnyDVD HD), then play back the files in MPC that'll let you take screen grabs. You can also convert to .mkv using MakeMKV if that helps too.


March 21, 2009, 6:41 pm

As some one who stupidly bought a previous incarnation of PowerDVD. All I can say is that open source software is far more useful. The continuing need of commercial software to go bloatware is astounding; profit, self justification and the latest interface design being a small part of it.

Let me elaborate: I can play 1080p, ex BluRay material on an aged Athlon64 3200+/Ati AGP card of mine using carefully chosen O/source software with little issue. With PowerDVD? - forget it!

In addition there is no support for MKV - an increasingly recognised container of back up copies of HD movies

㿼 for movie software - for-get-it!!


March 21, 2009, 9:25 pm


I couldn't agree more. 㿼 for unessential bloatware is crazy. I wouldn't buy Power DVD even if it was free!

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