Extremely slow apparently due to Cyberlink windows services running which need to be disabled in order to play DVDs.
Also program needs to be blocked in Windows Firewall.
Cyberlink reenables the windows services after updates/upgrades so you have to disable them again. Finally when you’ve messed around doing all that it can turn out there is no sound.
Pricey. Unreliable. Uninstalled. Complete waste of money.
04 May 2011, reviewed by:
I just bought and install the full version of powerdvd 11 and everything is working fine except can't play music files or any audio files (no sounds) but can only watch DVD with high definition audio.
10 April 2011, reviewed by:
i couldn't play .mkv files with powerdvd ultra 10...it shows the version doesn't support the format. and even it leads to a wrong version... what shall i do???
pls help...thanks in advance
It's really good. Try it and have a new experience and be imaged....
27 September 2009, reviewed by:
wow it's good stuff
There has been a lot said about certain players and there decoder quality.
PowerDVD 9 decoder performs better then Total Media 3.5 and slightly better then WinDVD 8
Before I had a projector with 1920 * 1080p panel I would dispute the differences between Total Media 3.5 and PowerDVD 9. Both have inbuilt upscale technologies and are true HD MPEG decoders (Blu Ray)
Well I tested the DVD upscaling of both to a 120" screen size via the 1080p projector.
Now were PowerDVD 8, WinDVD 8, Total Media 3.5 and PowerDVD 9
The results for HD upscale of DVD were in my conderation given figure out ten for clarity, authentic HD look and feel, Sharpness without inducting too much artifact and using a muitple collection of DVD recent releases. These are 576i PAL based DVD which is worth a mention.
PowerDVD 8 - very average, fuzzy and soft. 6/10
WinDVD 8 - very good with sharpness. 7/10
Total Media 3.5 - DREADFUL HD upscale 3.5/10
PowerDVD 9 - STUNNING upscale. DVD actually can be mistaken for HD Blu Ray at times
23 September 2009, reviewed by:
good for dvd, crap for hd.
20 December 2008, reviewed by:
yes, best DVD Player, i've used since long time.
this program just keep gettin better and better than ever.
I never used Avi divx or xvid, or other format with this prg, but about for ISO, NRG, IMG, Plus TS, MKV etc... PowerDVD rockin much.
Best player, get it and try, your DVD-CD will see the light of sun.
PowerDVD 8.0 final
22 April 2008, reviewed by:
This is awful, never get it
i wasted so much money!
it is much more better & advanced than the previous one .excellent performance.keep it up.
18 August 2007, reviewed by:
This version of PowerDvD is outclass, i realy like this as this is the perfect player...
I got this software very useful and easy.
08 May 2006, reviewed by:
Some nice tweaks round the edges compared to 6 - mainly in the user interface department.
However, and this is a biggie, now will not play a great many of the non-mainstream .avi formats, even with appropriate codecs/filters installed, whereas v.6 did so without complaint.
i.e. v7 will play DivX, but not Xvid
14 January 2006, reviewed by:
Best DvD player out there get it
This is really great DVD player.
CLEV-2 and CLMEI-2 is much better than previous ones. DVDs produce more bright colors and clear pictures. Audio expandability is amazing.
I recomend this player who looks software DVD playes. Use it and see the difference.