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Windows 7: Bluray playback

07 Sep 2011   #1

Windows 7 Pro 64bit build 7601 SP1
 
 
Bluray playback

I currently have an oem copy of powerdvd 7 installed and it works fine, but I was wondering if Powerdvd 11 had any real benefits worth upgrading to as far as playback quality? I don't have a surround sound setup and I don't intend to anytime soon, I'm more concerned with the quality of the video during playback. Are the codecs any better? Does Powerdvd 11 do a better job than version 7?

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07 Sep 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Im not exactly sure of all the differences, never liked PowerDVD myself so haven't used it much.

But they do offer a trial. I think its 30days to see if what you think of it.

But from what I recall, 11 will support additional formats such MKV, and has a few extra filters and Audio processing abilities.
Like Virtual Speaker Surround for 5.1 through stereo setups (I cant remember if that was part of 7 or not)
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07 Sep 2011   #3

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

Yes.the play back is quite good in power dvd 11
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08 Sep 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit (SP 1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by metalmania31 View Post
I currently have an oem copy of powerdvd 7 installed and it works fine, but I was wondering if Powerdvd 11 had any real benefits worth upgrading to as far as playback quality? I don't have a surround sound setup and I don't intend to anytime soon, I'm more concerned with the quality of the video during playback. Are the codecs any better? Does Powerdvd 11 do a better job than version 7?
Hi

To be honest I haven't noticed an improvement in video quality. It is more stable and the integration into WMC is much better. I upgraded because I was having issues with watching some BD titles which all went away with version 11 and also I wanted 3d support.

If everything is working fine for you at the moment and you don't need 3D, then I would stay where you are.

Regards
UKmedia
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08 Sep 2011   #5

windows 7 64 bit and dual boot Pinguyos
 
 

If you are not using HD audio to an amp then save your money, Video quality is the same.
For the cost of the upgrade 70 in the uk it's not worth it.
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08 Sep 2011   #6

Windows 7 Pro 64bit build 7601 SP1
 
 

That's kinda what I figured. Thanks for the input everyone.
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