First information on PowerDVD 16 comes online – no Ultra HD Blu-ray support

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#2

Are there ANY indications that there will ever be any UHD BD drives available for PC? Point being, there’s no call the software to play them if there’s no hardware to read them.


#3

LG has 1…or 2,depends how you look @ it :wink:

LG BH16NS50 / BH16NS55 and 2nd generation BH/WH14NS40 (SVC. Code NS50, 2015+)


#4

Only CyberLink would list “Import personal settings … when updating from previous version” as a feature. I’d rather light my own hair on fire than install CyberLink crippleware on my computer.


#5

[QUOTE=roadworker;2770535]LG has 1…or 2,depends how you look @ it :wink:

LG BH16NS50 / BH16NS55 and 2nd generation BH/WH14NS40 (SVC. Code NS50, 2015+)[/QUOTE]

I see no evidence that those drives carry a UHD-BD license.


#6

[QUOTE=CDan;2770553]I see no evidence that those drives carry a UHD-BD license.[/QUOTE]

They don’t…

http://www.avsforum.com/forum/26-home-theater-computers/2293498-uhd-blu-ray-disc-bdxl-drive-test-request-12.html


#7

[QUOTE=roadworker;2770557]They don’t…

http://www.avsforum.com/forum/26-home-theater-computers/2293498-uhd-blu-ray-disc-bdxl-drive-test-request-12.html[/QUOTE]

And therefor they are useless for actually playing a UHD disc. At least as far as PowerDVD is concerned. Any licensed BD playback software will be the same.


#8

[QUOTE=CDan;2770564]And therefor they are useless for actually playing a UHD disc. At least as far as PowerDVD is concerned. Any licensed BD playback software will be the same.[/QUOTE]

I’ll guess we have to wait for pc player software before we’ll really know…
But I’m already glad that this drive can read the 4 UHD filestructure,which opens possibilities for other kinds of software…:bigsmile:
And as for ‘official’ 4 UHD support :



#9

This is good for you youngsters, because I do not think the mass population will go out and buy new hardware. For me personally Bluray is just fine, I cant see well enough to make every pixel come to life so I am not buying any new hardware at all, a 4K TV that I already have is all I will buy. 55" Sony curved screen for 799.99 at Costco is good enough for my needs and I am sure it will be the same for many others also. When it gets to the point where a software player has to connect to the Internet every 30 days I am out.


#10

^ Me too, to old to change Hardware now


#11

I like how many of these “new” features have been common place in freeware players for years now. Once upon a time, commercial software was where new and innovative
ideas came from. Now, commercial developers seem to lack the mental
capacity to keep up with a 6-year-old freeware player. I mean, how is it
that Cyberlink is just now claiming MKV playback as a “new feature”,
when MKV support has existed in many other players for over a decade?