Originally Posted by Teddyboy
It's not TMTE3 that has it it's TMT5. I have the latest TMT5 version installed that supports playing Cinavia copy protected discs. Everything on my HTPC plays just fine protected discs and movies that were ripped to my server. Stop with the crazy speculation. Your assumption that TMTE3 has Cinavia is wrong as well your suspicion that it made a permanent change to your system. You have something messed up in your system that has nothing to do with Cinavia becuase it's not in your copy of TMTE3, and it never will be because that version has been deprecated.
I'm not trying to give you a hard time, but please try to be a little more practical in your trouble shooting.
Originally Posted by gorthocar
I think there is some confusion about product names, tool bundles, and abbreviations. ArcSoft's TotalMedia Extreme 3 ( http://www.arcsoft.com/totalmedia-extreme/
) is a bundle that includes TotalMedia Theatre 5. (IIRC, TME2 came bundled with TMT3 among other items.) Calling something TMTE3 is just causing confusion; there is not a product called totalmedia theatre extreme, and some see the 3 with that abbreviation and think you're talking about the older TotalMedia Theatre 3 which is typically abbreviated TMT3.
Thanks Gorthocar - yes, Teddyboy has gone off half-cocked. TME3 includes TMT5, which does indeed include Cinavia. In another thread, I've been told that there are some other rights management "features" that are installed with TMT5 also, some of which are permanent - so Cinavia may not be the only suspect here.
But I can assure you that the change made to my new system was permanent, and disrupted the operation of the Bluray drive, even after all involved programs were uninstalled.
I have now done a clean install of Windows, using a new drive, and can confirm that the Bluray drive is now working normally again. There is no doubt that installing TME3 on my previously working system, which included AnyDVD prior to the TME3 install, caused the Bluray drive to stop working. This is not speculation on my part. And after the uninstall of TME3, the drive continued to malfunction. Only a fresh install of Windows has fixed the problem. Whatever disruption TME3 caused my system was permanent and was not uninstalled.
I frankly don't understand Teddboys emotional response to this, but it is a fact, not a "guess" on my part.