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#31070 3-Mar-2009 17:00
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http://www.engadgethd.com/2009/03/02/powerdvd-9-with-native-media-center-ui-goes-live/

I wonder if it has any improvement for h264 acceleration at all? Though i imagine theres not much to improve, it would be interesting to see if its any different.

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  #199004 3-Mar-2009 17:50
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I wonder what the upgrade options are like.

http://www.filehippo.com/download_powerdvd/5324/

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  #200063 9-Mar-2009 11:56
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eXDee: http://www.engadgethd.com/2009/03/02/powerdvd-9-with-native-media-center-ui-goes-live/

I wonder if it has any improvement for h264 acceleration at all? Though i imagine theres not much to improve, it would be interesting to see if its any different.



Can't say I have noticed any difference h264 performance. CPU levels are about the same, but the Total Threatre options can enhance the picture if you leave hardware acceleration off.

Initial testing of Power DVD 9 Ultra has seen it integrating well with Media center on Windows 7, it adds it's own menu and if a bluray disk is put into the drive Media Center will give me options of which program I want to use to view it. Arcsoft Total Threatre or PowerDVD9. Media Center keyboards/remote work well if a little slow on my system.

So we no longer have to quit Media Center to run PDVD9, or install custom menu options to media center, and it plays ISO images fine as long as you activate the product.

Seems a pretty good upgrade, even if there are a few sound issues being reported around the web. Although I am not fond of the price.

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  #200064 9-Mar-2009 12:09
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Looks VERY slow in that video...seemed to take ages to launch, then ages to load the disc.  I can launch PowerDVD 8 from the Play DVD menu within about 10 seconds and it brings up the disc within about another 5 seconds, all in full screen with remote control available.  I don't see the benefit in this product except that it is all supposed to happen within Media Centre.  But I even saw the taskbar flash up so clearly its doing some kind of external call.



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  #200111 9-Mar-2009 13:49
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gehenna: Looks VERY slow in that video...seemed to take ages to launch, then ages to load the disc.  I can launch PowerDVD 8 from the Play DVD menu within about 10 seconds and it brings up the disc within about another 5 seconds, all in full screen with remote control available.  I don't see the benefit in this product except that it is all supposed to happen within Media Centre.  But I even saw the taskbar flash up so clearly its doing some kind of external call.


Might depend on the system used. Mine loads faster than I can exit Media Center (Alt F4) and start PDVD8. The taskbar flashing up with be Vista/Windows 7 stating it has gone into Windows Basic view (non aero) for some reason this seems to happen with PDVD since version 8.

Otherwise my biggest problem with it is the price.

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  #200124 9-Mar-2009 14:48
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The reason that the demo is so slow is that it was done on a netbook. They were trying to show how efficient Win7 is.






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  #205199 3-Apr-2009 18:11
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Hey guys,
Is anyone running this with mediaportal or similar? (for freeview/other h264)
Apparently in the later version of PDVD8 and now in 9 they have disabled external programs access to codecs.
The ideal situation would be if i could register the codecs manually without the program installed but then mediaportal doesn't seem to detect it.

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