OK, so the guys at DL.tv have got a video clip confirming that WinDVD 8 works with the drive after upgrading to the HD-DVD version. The problem is that there is a bit of confusion for me with which version to use. I dont have the full official WinDVD 8, I only have the trial version which doesn't even recognise the drive so far. At least Power DVD 6.5 played the Universal logo. To add to the confusion, in the clip, you can see that the guys are using WinDVD Gold to play "Forbidden Planet" and yet if you go to the Intervideo comparison website, only the Platinum version supports VC1 which is apparently a "new" feature.
So which version do we go for and do we get a "trial" of the new version before we spend our hard earned cash only to find out it doesn't work with HD-DVD? I've downloaded this supposedly "new" WinDVD Platinum release again, thinking it has new features, but it is no different to the trial version that I downloaded last week...i.e. it still doesn't work. The fact that the guys in the video were using the "Gold" version which supposedly can be upgraded has just confused me more.
Come on Cyberlink, release your Power DVD and put us out of our misery before Xmas.