Originally Posted by danielfparker
Agreed.. Both this and PowerDVD are useless unless I can format a 2:35:1 Image properly on my 2:35:1 screen.. Rather than have it windowboxed in a 16:9 frame.
Both TheaterTek & Zoom Player do this without any problem.. Unfortunately they don't do HDDVD/ Blu Ray.
You can use the YXY free utility to provide AR control, I've been using it for months with PDVD and it works with Arcsoft as well.
FWIW, I had installed the trial a couple of days ago and had only played a little bit with it. Last night I watched "The Lookout" and had a few issues. Playback was not smooth at 24 fps, so I was trying to change some of the settings (HW acceleration, deinterlacing choices). Didn't have much luck, then at one point it locked up on me, started stuttering badly and then BSOD! After it came back up, I was able to restart but periodically had additional freezes where it would recover but play the film in "fast forward" speed and then finally re-sync to normal. That happened 4-5 times until the end of the movie.
I'm running XPSP2 with a CD 6600, Nvidia 8800GTS.
The audio seemed better to me compared to PDVD, picture quality was similar.