Originally posted by Stoner
PowerDVD XP is really not that expensive. You can get an OEM full version for $15 shipped. Google for it.
Caveat emptor...unless something has changed recently, those aren't "full" versions of PowerDVD. They usually only support 2-channel sound, and have the Dolby Digital/DTS decoding disabled unless you buy an upgrade pack. I think you can still use the SPDIF passthrough however, which means you can still get 5.1 sound with an external decoder.