I have the HTPC working satisfactory, but I decided to add a BD drive to get advantage of some BD disks I will get in the next months (2-mths Fatso free membership through TreatMe offer).
The short story is that I could not get anything from it (DVDs play just fine, and they used to work fine with the old DVD drive I had). Furter reading revealed that you cannot watch BD with Media Portal??? You have to (basically) close MP and use PowerDVD? Then you have no remote control (I have a wireless keyboard myself, but this is not the point).
Looks like it was VERY poor decision to get a BD drive (approx $100) instead of a stand-alone BD player for around $150 off TradeMe. At least then you have remotes for everything and you do not have to use keyboard...
I tried PowerDVD which was already installed on the system and that did not work either. I was reluctant to install the software supplied with the BD drive as this might mess up the codecs already in place for MP?
any ideas or advice will be highly appreciated.
I have to admit I did not spend a lot on trying to fiddle with the settings, I just plugged it in this morning and expected to work. Such a dreamer, eh...?