ive bought the retail version and its the same as the trial as every one knows
had a few issues but ive worked some out, thought id post on what ive done
some times wouldnt read from the blu ray or hd-ddv drive, what was happening was that powerdvd was doing its usual auto run and this messed with the arcsoft player. after closing power dvd when it tries to start i closed arcsoft and r eopened it. it would then read
since then ive disabled autoplay from the msconfig file for pdvd and that has fixed the prob.
also if using anydvd it has to do its thing first before it will read the drive
sometimes got a black screen. sound, pop up menus worked but no pic. I toggled the hwa accel box on and off this fixed that but.......checking my cpu load it was obvious that hwa then wasnt then working. Solved this by repairing the arcsoft program through the install menu. Hwa worked then and so did picture. So far ive had to repair quite a bit
mr and mrs smith wouldnt work or read. Turning off anydvd and setting the region to the right one (region b) solved this too. I assume its a bd+ title
all my bd titles work from the hdd but die hard 4. A few hd-dvd work like transformers but mummy returns and few others dont. Ill try sarah99 trick soon
also makes sure keep aspect ratio button is unticked. was getting combing on blade runner, unticked it and combing went
so far pic quality is heaps better than powerdvd, sound is better too. It has played all my titles after a bit of messing about but i hope this improves with updates. Hwa accel appears to work well and i havent had pic this smooth ever with powerdvd.
sd dvd isnt bad but hwa doesnt work (box stays unticked and gray) and i find theatertek plus ffshow produces better pic
system is vista 32, hd3870 with cat 8.1, spdif out from mother , hdmi output to projector running at 1920x 1080p at 48hz