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that drive has dropped support for hd-dvd
You need to have an HDCP compliant connection, either over DVI or HDMI. Monitor & video card have to support it.
I have no idea what you're talking about, and that is the exact reason I haven't jumped on one of these drives for my HTPC yet.Power dvd 8.0 dropped support for HD-dvd.
The drive ships with Powerdvd 7.0 oem. Once you download the necessary patches, it plays both HD formats fine.... (well, as fine as Powerdvd does... <cough>) fancier ($$) versions of 7 have better sound support.
Powerdvd 8 (which is also more $$) dropped hd-dvd and offers reportedly slightly better blu-ray and standard dvd playback. So if you are interested in these improvements you have to run both versions... <sigh>
There are rumors of a bigger version of 8 coming that adds HD back in, but who knows...
Finally, some people avoid the issue entirely and just run something else... Nero, TotalMedia Theater, etc for examples.
I'll be picking up the LG drive myself, soon as the tax return hits the checking account...
You sure? I have Power DVD 8 Ultra and have been watching HD-DVD content for weeks.
Their FAQ might be out of date, I can assure you it works fine as you can see and it is version PowerDVD 8 Ultra at the time of purchase,
I'm just relaying what is running on my computer.
which bluray roms get the fastest firmware updates? I don't want to be left with newly purchased movies I can't watch, while waiting for updates.