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'Robin Hood' on Blu-Ray playback
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Posted September 21, 2010 at 2:45PM
I have a Blu-Ray DVD of the new Robin Hood film. For some reason it will run on my Panasonic Blu-Ray DVD player linked to to my Panny TV. However the main film disc will not run on any of the 3 PCs I have which are all fitted with Blu-Ray and run Cyberlink Power DVD 10 Ultra mark 11. however the second disc, 'Director's Cut' runs fine on them as do all other Blu-Rays. I have even tried 'any dvd' but still the same problem. The region set is Europe which is compatible with the DVD. I have updated all drivers. Has anyone else found such a problem and does anyone have any suggestions on what the PCs' problem might be?
The monitors are HDCP capable at 60HZ and in one case at 120HZ. I can understand maybe one PC not playing it for whatever reason but 3 PCs all running Windows 7, 32 Bit and 64 bit. is baffling
I also note other sites report problems of slow loading of this particular DVDand I noticed that on the TV but I am certain that is not behind this problem . Suggestions welcomed
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Posted September 29, 2010 at 5:25PM
tigertop2, I got the same reply from Universal Studio today.
Cyberlink is frustrating. Maybe its time to change to a different software...
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Posted September 29, 2010 at 9:52PM
I have just tried the 15 day trial version of Arcsoft Total Theatre 3, Platinum version.
It played 'Robin Hood' perfectly on two of my PCs and I think it will be OK on my third. As the Platinum version supports 3D I will check that side out. If it works OK I will go for it as it seems a lot less hassle than dealing with Cyberlink's totally useless tech department.
I am as mad as a rattlesnake on a hot tin roof at Cyberlink's continuing inability to get launch software right first time.
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Posted September 30, 2010 at 11:54AM
"How can they.?? The studios are constantly changing BD+ protection to fraught piracy, how would Cyberlink know what the studios are going to do next. They would need a crystal ball."
Not so I think. Cyberlink put out a statement to me when I had a problem with their Blu-Ray playback on a Samsung 2233RZ 3D screen. This said that all their current Power DVD10 software was capable of playing all Blurays on this screen. That was nonsense since the screen is set at 120 HZ and is not HDCP compatible for Blu-Ray unless one changes the setting to 60HZ. Which is a bit daft to have to do on a then fairly new screen. Shortly afterwards they issued a patch to cure this problem which as far as I remember did not.
I cannot believe that companies such as Cyberlink do not liase with DVD production teams as both bodies lose out if you cannot use the software. I just think it is sloppy software
checking before it is released. Arcsoft has got the matter in hand with 'Robin Hood' and
its built in internet link. Cyberlink seem oblivious to what is happening around them
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Posted September 30, 2010 at 3:32PM
I do agree totally with you that these sort of glitches are going to happen. I just think some companies handle them better than others. I did try Slysoft but it is fiddly to use. I want a software programme that is the only default one I need to use. I will stay with Arcsoft for now as it seems the best solution and I know they have upped their game fromam few years ago when it was in the same zone as Cyberlink Incidentally I see Cyberlink have just notified me of a new software update for Power DVD10 Ultra markII. Haven't tried it yet but it might fix the original problem. Thanks for your comments
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