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Which DVD software do you use?

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by mike.hutch, Apr 3, 2003.

  1. mike.hutch

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    I'm looking at windvd or powerdvd, which is the best? or any others I should look at?


    Thanks.


    Mike

    :)
     
  2. Mark Ward

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    I'm REALLY new to this but TheaterTek seem to be miles better than anything else and is the overwhelming software of choice for HTPC.

    www.theatertek.com

    Hope this helps,

    Mark.
     
  3. mike.hutch

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    I'll give it a look, cheers.


    :)
     
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    Only thing with Theatertek is that it does no decoding, but as long as you're feeding the audio to an av amp for processing and amplification, you'll be OK. I'm using the PC to decode, so Theatertek isn't any good for me.

    I use WinDVD - some say that PowerDVD gives a "softer" image.
     
  5. mike.hutch

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    I'm not using the PC for audio processing, so I should be OK, I can't access www.theatertek.com at the moment, it just times out.
     
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    Power DVD mate, it's superb
     
  7. MuFu

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    WinDVD has now caught up with PowerDVD in terms of functionality (particularly on the audio side) and picture quality is miles better - not so noticeable on a TV, but on an LCD/plasma the difference is like night & day.

    I was pretty shocked that there was so much difference when I recently switched from one to the other.

    MuFu.
     
  8. gingercat

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    I've found WinDVD to produce a much more stable and clear picture than PowerDVD with my AE100, however, it does seem to thrash the processor a bit more (occasionally get a jerk). Then again, I'm only running a Thunderbird 800...
     
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    WinDVD won the game with some smart marketing moves, but I'd still go for TheaterTek if you are into HTPC.
    And yes, I am using PowerDVD 3.0 but that's just me . . .
     

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