I bought the gold version about a month ago, and it is bar none the best copy/burning software I have ever used. Why do I use it? Because I want to watch my DVD library in it’s fully upconverted glory…1080i to be exact in my case. My HDTV does not have HDMI…only component video, and I bought Toshiba’s XA2 flagship HD-DVD player (prior to the devastating loss of the format war to Blu-ray). Anyway, this player has beautiful upconversion capabilities of standard dvd’s, but for those that don’t have HDMI in their video connectivity portion of their home theater, they will be limited to 480p resolution because of HDCP. Using this software and stripping out all of the copy protection flags, etc, etc, allows me to backup my movies to dual layer recordable media and watch my movies upconverted to 1080i via a component video connection, and the result is a gorgeous picture. Not quite HD-DVD/Bluray quality, but darned close, and enough to curb my desire to run out and dump a ton of money into Bluray…for now anyway.
Just curious why others use it.