i contacted cyberlink and they told me playing hddvd/ blu-ray from your harddrive will no longer be possible. here is thier response "In regard to your concern, we like to inform you that this feature to play HD/BD DVD's from the hard drive has been removed from the new build of the CyberLink PowerDVD Ultra software. So, if you use the new build of the PowerDVD Ultra software then you will not be able to play HD/BD DVD's from harddrive. This feature has been removed from the new version due to some security policies of the organization which set standards for HD/BD DVD's" so please post all the ways around this as you know everyone!!