If you can take out your drive easily, on the label it will show your original firmware, for example "ROM VER.: 1.B0". It means the firmware is 1.B0.
You can check your current firmware with almost any burning program, eq ImgBurn and Nero. If you have Nero installed, try Nero DiscSpeed.
PowerDVD9 trial cannot be use to play Blu-ray, according to their website http://www.cyberlink.com/multi/download/trials_1_en_US.html
- 30 day working trial.
- No DVD-Audio available during the playback of CPPM protected content.
- Does not support the playback of CPRM protected content.
- Does not support Blu-ray Disc playback
Your option is to contact LG and check if they have an update for the PowerDVD that comes with the drive. Or you can check by yourself here (find update for OEM): http://www.cyberlink.com/multi/download/patches_1_en_US.html