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PostLink    Posted: Fri Mar 21, 2008 1:46 am    Post subject: BD+ cracked! Reply with quote


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Saw this on Digg... poor Sony.

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Will they ever learn?


AnyDVD (HD) 6.4.0.0

6.4.0.0 2008 03 19
- New (Blu-ray): Removes the BD+ protection from Blu-ray discs!
(for increased compatibility with titles released by Twentieth
Century Fox Smile )
- New (Blu-ray): Added option to enable / disable BD+ removal
- New (DVD): AnyDVD ripper no longer uses the Windows filesystem, it
has now its own UDF parser / reader.
Discs which cannot be read by Windows can now be copied with the
AnyDVD ripper.
- Fix (Blu-ray): Black display with some BD discs, e.g., "Layer Cake",
second release, "The Fugitive", "Wild Things" (all Region B)
- Fix (DVD): Small bugfix in "repairing defective disc structure"
function of AnyDVD ripper
- Fix (DVD): Problems with some Arccos protected titles, e.g.
"The Grudge", R1, US
- Some minor fixes and improvements
- Updated languages

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http://forum.slysoft.com/showthread.php?t=14787
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PostLink    Posted: Fri Mar 21, 2008 2:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

they are offering an easter special discount.
by default get 20% but find an easter egg on their site and get 25%. I couldn't find the easter egg.
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PostLink    Posted: Fri Mar 21, 2008 2:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is good news. I would love to have a backup of all my disks on my server.Wink

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PostLink    Posted: Fri Mar 21, 2008 3:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know if it's dynamic, but I found the easter egg on the CloneDVD mobile page:
http://www.slysoft.com/en/clonedvd-mobile.html

I guess it doesn't matter though, because here it is: Smile



Wow, it's still almost $100 US WITH the discount. So, you've got almost as much in PowerDVD Ultra, AnyDVD HD and a BD drive as you would a PS3. Never mind the $500 worth of computer you have to put the stuff in. Schnikees.

I guess it beats having to buy a $2000 scaler to get frame-rate matching, but I don't think I'll be in the market for a BD/HD HTPC any time soon.

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PostLink    Posted: Fri Mar 21, 2008 3:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ecrabb wrote:
Wow, it's still almost $100 US WITH the discount. So, you've got almost as much in PowerDVD Ultra, AnyDVD HD and a BD drive as you would a PS3. Never mind the $500 worth of computer you have to put the stuff in. Schnikees.

I guess it beats having to buy a $2000 scaler to get frame-rate matching, but I don't think I'll be in the market for a BD/HD HTPC any time soon.

Yep. I don't bother with HTPC for Blu-ray playback and never will. My HTPC days are done. It just doesn't make any sense anymore for what I want to do. I can buy a PS3 for $399 and get the absolute latest/greatest Blu-ray support (with Profile 2.0 even coming within 10 days) with ZERO issues. It just works every time and boots instantly. Then if I really don't want 60Hz output I can buy a used scaler for around $500 to get 48 or 72Hz. $900 for a completely flawless, not flaky, instantly booting Blu-ray player that does any custom resolution/refresh rate I want. And oh yeah, it also plays games, videos, movie trailers, shows pictures, etc.

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PostLink    Posted: Fri Mar 21, 2008 3:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got that email earlier today. Let's see how well the whole Bluray works on the HTPC with the new software.
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PostLink    Posted: Fri Mar 21, 2008 3:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kal wrote:
$399 and get the absolute latest/greatest Blu-ray support (with Profile 2.0 even coming within 10 days) with ZERO issues. It just works every time and boots instantly. Then if I really don't want 60Hz output I can buy a used scaler for around $500 to get 48 or 72Hz. $900 for a completely flawless, not flaky, instantly booting Blu-ray player. And oh yeah, it also plays games, videos, movie trailers, shows pictures, etc.

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Kal,
What scaler outputs 1080p 72Hz for $500?

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PostLink    Posted: Fri Mar 21, 2008 3:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MikeEby wrote:
kal wrote:
$399 and get the absolute latest/greatest Blu-ray support (with Profile 2.0 even coming within 10 days) with ZERO issues. It just works every time and boots instantly. Then if I really don't want 60Hz output I can buy a used scaler for around $500 to get 48 or 72Hz. $900 for a completely flawless, not flaky, instantly booting Blu-ray player. And oh yeah, it also plays games, videos, movie trailers, shows pictures, etc.


What scaler outputs 1080p 72Hz for $500?

A used Lumagen VisionHDP or VisionDVI.

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PostLink    Posted: Fri Mar 21, 2008 3:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks...I will check em out Smile I didn't think there were any.

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PostLink    Posted: Fri Mar 21, 2008 5:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Me, neither. I thought more like a grand was what it took to go 1080i -> 1080p. That's good info - Thanks, Kal!

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PostLink    Posted: Fri Mar 21, 2008 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Holy crap!!!! I didn't realize that the HD software players were $100. I used to disagree vehemently with Dave on HTPCs, but I may have to change my mind.Smile I guess the only saving grace is that the software being $100 plays both formats. I guess the HD-DVD drives should be dirt cheap by now and I saw a Blu-ray drive for like $130 at Frys.
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PostLink    Posted: Fri Mar 21, 2008 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spanky Ham wrote:
Holy crap!!!! I didn't realize that the HD software players were $100. I used to disagree vehemently with Dave on HTPCs, but I may have to change my mind.Smile I guess the only saving grace is that the software being $100 plays both formats. I guess the HD-DVD drives should be dirt cheap by now and I saw a Blu-ray drive for like $130 at Frys.


With my LG combo drive the PowerDVD was bundled. Don't forget also an HTPC can run plain old RGBHV. There is no need for a Moome or HDFurry. This brings the net cost down, cuts down on all the HDCP issues. Somewhere I thought I saw a Lumagen would not do 1080p@72Hz I'll see of I can find the thread on AVS.


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PostLink    Posted: Fri Mar 21, 2008 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mike,
I just looked at the egg and the Lite-on does come with Powerdvd. It doesn't say which version, but that would bring the cost down unless they don't give you discount on upgrading.

I believe you are correct that the Lumagen is maxed at 60. I was always interested in the inexpensive solution and HTPC seemed to be that route depending on config. I just didn't realize how much the software cost.
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PostLink    Posted: Fri Mar 21, 2008 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Mike,
I just looked at the egg and the Lite-on does come with Powerdvd. It doesn't say which version, but that would bring the cost down unless they don't give you discount on upgrading.

I believe you are correct that the Lumagen is maxed at 60. I was always interested in the inexpensive solution and HTPC seemed to be that route depending on config. I just didn't realize how much the software cost.


Ok...I found the thread. It was posted by Clarence.

Clarence wrote:

1920x1080P @71.928 is just beyond the Lumagen's bandwidth limit. That's why you need to reduce the HRES and create the custom res of 1800x1080P @71.928


Here is the link to the whole thread.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=988073&highlight=film+rates

The OEM version upgrades are available for PowerDVD they do lag somewhat behind the retail version. For instance the 1.1 profile upgrade for the retail version came out 1-31-08 while the OEM 2-25-08.

I see there is a new update for the retail that came out yesterday. Humm guess what I will be doing tonight. Smile

I originally bought the retail for a XBox HD-DVD drive. So I'm set for a while anyway.

Edit: I think the HTPC colorspace is a closer match for a CRT. Gamma correction while would be nice, it not almost requirement as it is with the HDMI adaptors.

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PostLink    Posted: Fri Mar 21, 2008 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kal wrote:
MikeEby wrote:
kal wrote:
$399 and get the absolute latest/greatest Blu-ray support (with Profile 2.0 even coming within 10 days) with ZERO issues. It just works every time and boots instantly. Then if I really don't want 60Hz output I can buy a used scaler for around $500 to get 48 or 72Hz. $900 for a completely flawless, not flaky, instantly booting Blu-ray player. And oh yeah, it also plays games, videos, movie trailers, shows pictures, etc.


What scaler outputs 1080p 72Hz for $500?

A used Lumagen VisionHDP or VisionDVI.

Kal


Neither those nor any other scaler does 1080p 72. Also, no device accepts that "safely". It is beyond the spec.

A Vision DVI (available used for less than $400) will do 1080i/72 and up to 768p/60. A Lumagen HDP will do 1080i/96, 1080p/48, and 1080p/60. They are available for about $800 used.

I've not tried it, but you might be able to sneak in 1800x1080p/72 on the HDP.

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PostLink    Posted: Fri Mar 21, 2008 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oops! You're right Dave! I knew that but didn't notice that they had typed 1080p / 72.

(I just saw the 72 part).

But c'mon guys, why 1080p/72? There's only one or two projectors in the world that can actually resolve that properly. Some have said (Mike Parker included IIRC) that the stock G90 can't even do that .

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PostLink    Posted: Fri Mar 21, 2008 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kal wrote:
Oops! You're right Dave! I knew that but didn't notice that they had typed 1080p / 72.

(I just saw the 72 part).

But c'mon guys, why 1080p/72? There's only one or two projectors in the world that can actually resolve that properly. Some have said (Mike Parker included IIRC) that the stock G90 can't even do that .

Kal


You are right about that Kal. Here is the best I can do with my XG 1080p@72Hz. I will sacrifice some sharpness to get away from the 60Hz jitter. I guess its just your prioritys.



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PostLink    Posted: Fri Mar 21, 2008 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MikeEby wrote:
kal wrote:
Oops! You're right Dave! I knew that but didn't notice that they had typed 1080p / 72.

(I just saw the 72 part).

But c'mon guys, why 1080p/72? There's only one or two projectors in the world that can actually resolve that properly. Some have said (Mike Parker included IIRC) that the stock G90 can't even do that .

Kal


You are right about that Kal. Here is the best I can do with my XG 1080p@72Hz. I will sacrifice some sharpness to get away from the 60Hz jitter. I guess its just your prioritys.



Mike


It just add's a little softening to the image. Make's it more film like Very Happy

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PostLink    Posted: Fri Mar 21, 2008 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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It just add's a little softening to the image. Make's it more film like Very Happy


I would agree except that is a 1 on 1 off pattern. Smile

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PostLink    Posted: Fri Mar 21, 2008 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Exactly. Full-on perfect resolving of 1080p is over-rated in my opinion. We're not running PowerPoints and looking at Excel spreadsheets on our projectors - we're looking at (mostly) images of people and the natural world. Since scan lines, pixels, macro-blocking, edge-ringing, over-sharpening, and other artifiacts aren't generally part of the natural world through our eyes, I think a little softening of the image can actually be a good thing if it masks some of the other artifiacts.

Motion artifacts are much more noticeable to me than a slightly soft image. I know I'd take a little softness over judder if I could. I can't wait until either all the HTPC apparatus is a little more reliable and affordable, or a processor with 1080p/24 -> 1080p/72 and gamma correction comes a long at an affordable price.

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