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Cyberlink Powerdvd 10 Ultra 3D

post #1 of 85
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The all new Powerdvd 10 Ultra 3D is available for preorder from their Japanese site. You get 10% off by ordering there until 23 Mar while you can download it on 24 Mar.

http://jp.cyberlink.com/stat/events/...gn=CL_Homepage

3D is the main selling point of this new release. You can get pseudo-3D stereoscopic effect from 2D film using TrueTheater 3D. It will update to support 3D bluray when they arrive. Something new including a stabilizer for shaky camcorder footage and denoiser for image enhancements.
post #2 of 85
It seems it is available worldwide now. Does anyone have this already?
post #3 of 85
Very interesting.. i'd like peoples reviews before i upgraded
post #4 of 85
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Originally Posted by peterho3 View Post

You can get pseudo-3D stereoscopic effect from 2D film using TrueTheater 3D.

Great, this is gonna cause migranes...
post #5 of 85
Ha Ha. Cyberlink is offering a discount because, if past history is any guide, anyone who is naive enough to buy it will be a beta tester for months and months. Is version 9 even working correctly yet?
post #6 of 85
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Originally Posted by Lawguy View Post

Is version 9 even working correctly yet?

is 8 even working correctly yet?
post #7 of 85
They should shot down their web site for posting PowerDVD 10 "Converting 2D Movies to 3D".
post #8 of 85
From what I see, it basically adds three things over PwerDVD 9:
  1. 3D support. - Meh.
  2. Facebook/Twitter comments. - Seriously? I can't stand to hear incessant chatter while I'm watching a movie let alone see it.
  3. More MoovieLive features. - Yeah, that's what I wanted.

I think I'm even going to skip the trial on this one.
post #9 of 85
WOO HOO! This is EXACTLY the release I've not been waiting for!!! I'll pass thanks.
post #10 of 85
hmmmm... so you still need a 120Hz display, 3d Glasses... right?
post #11 of 85
Let me ask you a serious question about "Threeeeee Deeeeee". How many discs are out there yet? Think about that one for now. Forget the hardware requirement at the moment (yes you need hdmi 1.4 for 1080p 3d). I just don't trust that Cyberlink has proper support for an "upcoming" standard before the standard is technically "released". Call me pessimistic if you will, but, I learn by doing.
post #12 of 85
They use NVidia 3D Vision for the current 3d implementation (rules out us ATI bitstreamers). Bluray 3D will be via an update (which I'm guessing will be called PowerDVD 11).
post #13 of 85
Vladd learns by doing, as well.
post #14 of 85
http://www.cyberlink.com/products/po...ort_en_US.html

Just in case you guys really are interested. Please make sure to FULLY read what's required before jumping in blind. And remember, not a single disc has been released yet that supports 3d afaik. Personally, I'll just use my PS3 for now and wait a while to see how this 3d thing works out. I'm guessing it won't.
post #15 of 85
http://gizmodo.com/5493832/the-movie...os-big-3d-scam

Another perspective on 3d. I tend to agree with their conclusions there. I just don't see 3d being the huge hit that hollywood is making it out to be.
post #16 of 85
I see 3D having value (at least non-negligible entertainment value) only in the future, when more movies are made in 3D from scratch (or Pixar movies are re-rendered). And, of course, when I can afford a new Pioneer receiver with HDMI 1.4 and some other technology better than LCD becomes mainstream.

That said, I was prepared to leave Avatar at about 20 minutes in. I hated it so much I forgot all about the huge IMAX 3D screen and eye candy. They should not rely on this to be the main draw. Cinematography (which hopefully will change in great ways) and story are always more important.
post #17 of 85
Given that I just got my Pio I'm not about to rush out and get a new one just for 3d. It's a nice novelty and all that, and I actually enjoyed Avatar (story was weak), but, I just don't feel it's compelling enough to buy new equipment or drop 60 bucks on the latest version of a player to have it. PDVD10 is going to bank on the 3d aspect and how it can turn even DVD's into 3d, but, I don't think people are going to be as happy with the effect as they'd like. To me it's just not reason enough to upgrade.

I'd like to see more about the MKV support they've added. That's at least a useful addition if it, say, supports bitstreaming audio (unlikely) and audio/subtitle selection. That might make the upgrade more worthwhile, but, at this moment I don't see anything they've added in PDVD10 that's worth 60 bucks.
post #18 of 85
watching ovie in 3d is an event., maybe watch a movie at home in 3d, but no one is going to want to watch 3d tv all the time, especially sporting events where they are watch with a large group of people or in a bar.

3d is going to be a fad that will die out...

if the studios were smart they would try to keep 3d only to theaters since they are losing that appeal with home theaters and the tv and receiver technology.
post #19 of 85
Might be a boost to bluray though, which I'm in favor of, even if it's a side-effect. Of course ideally it would have been HD-DVD

Many people seem to prefer to just stream, or the DVD, rather than Bluray. If Bluray fails, I can't go back to stereo and crappy ├╝ber-compressed video!
post #20 of 85
I think what you're going to start seeing soon is 1080p streaming with DD+. When that happens, BD could be in trouble. I've argued against the idea that people would abandon higher def discs in favor of lower quality streaming for years, but, BD has failed to become truly mainstream, and streaming has surpassed DVD's in quality. If the argument that DVD's were "good enough" for most people held up back when BD was first coming out, imagine what 1080p w/ DD+ streaming is going to do. The "people want to own" argument is non-sense as is evidenced by the success of netflix and hulu. So, we'll see where it all goes. I'm happy with BD for now.
post #21 of 85
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Originally Posted by mike_311 View Post

watching ovie in 3d is an event., maybe watch a movie at home in 3d, but no one is going to want to watch 3d tv all the time, especially sporting events where they are watch with a large group of people or in a bar.

3d is going to be a fad that will die out...

if the studios were smart they would try to keep 3d only to theaters since they are losing that appeal with home theaters and the tv and receiver technology.


Well there is only 1 3d movie, and it doesn't come out till 2011. The rest are fake. People need to go watch alice and wonderland in "3d" and hopefully you notice how crappy it looks. It's nothing but a novelty.
post #22 of 85
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Originally Posted by Verge2 View Post

Well there is only 1 3d movie, and it doesn't come out till 2011. The rest are fake. People need to go watch alice and wonderland in "3d" and hopefully you notice how crappy it looks. It's nothing but a novelty.

i wanted to go see avatar, but i never got around to it. I did see up in 3d and it was nice to see depth to a film, but it wasn't really anything special.

in fact a lot of the close action was still kind of blurry.
post #23 of 85
Avatar has gone some way to convince me of the future of 3D in "grown up" movies. It was not (mostly!) in your face but it somehow drew you into the screen, so you felt more involved. I just felt about 10-20ft closer to everything. But I can't see this working in a home environment unless the screen covers your field of view, otherwise it is the opposite - a distraction. And that means a 60'' screen at least in most homes - not mainstream for a while.
post #24 of 85
A 60 FOOT screen?!?!? Where do I sign up?! In theory I could turn my entire wall into a projection screen if I thought it was worth it. But, I'm not convinced the tech warrants it yet.
post #25 of 85
Yeah of course. Why? Is yours smaller? How quaint!

...oops. I'll change it
post #26 of 85
ROFLMAO! I knew what you meant but I found it funny. I've got a 50" Sony SXRD in the living room and I can't see doing 3d on it as a "good" effect. A 65" 240Hz LCD mounted to the wall is starting to get to where I think the tech is useful. But, let's give it a couple years to mature. I certainly ain't starting with PDVD10's interpretation of 3d. I won't with TMT, either, so, it's not a player issue with me.
post #27 of 85
I agree. I expect to get it "for free" on any "enthusiast" TV which I may buy in 2012+. Until then I will be a vaguely interested bystander.
post #28 of 85
Yea. When the "free upgrade" to PDVD10 happens this summer, I'll be sure to check in and see how well it works for people. Especially the interesting DVD->3d stuff. That should be fun.
post #29 of 85
If you have to wear glasses, they should just put the display screens in the glasses. I know i've seen products like this before. Should be easy to display a different image in each eye.


like this: http://www.i-glassesstore.com/i-theater.html
post #30 of 85
That'd be cheap for a family of 4.
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