PowerDVD 8.0 Ultra Released!

Discussion in 'High Definition Software' started by XxDeadlyxX, Apr 2, 2008.

  1. XxDeadlyxX

    XxDeadlyxX Well-Known Member

  2. andy o

    andy o Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the heads up. One question, were you able to keep your PowerDVD 7.3 installation untouched?


    Oh, and I think they just April-fooled you.
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2008
  3. SuperGoof

    SuperGoof Well-Known Member

    HD DVD support seems to be gone in version 8 after all.
  4. bass4040

    bass4040 Member

    Does it playback from folder of hard drive?
  5. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    Does it playback BD with AnyDVD HD running?
  6. Jong

    Jong Well-Known Member

    The FAQ on the Cyberlink site says PDVD8 Ultra coexists with PDVD 7 Ultra. So users can continue to use PDVD7 for HD-DVD. Needs to be confirmed though.
  7. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Retired Moderator

    They want me to pay 60 bucks to upgrade from 7 Ultra to 8 Ultra?? Um, yea, sure. I need to hear some extremely positive feedback before that happens I think.
  8. XxDeadlyxX

    XxDeadlyxX Well-Known Member

    Yeh I expected as much. In the Demo video they show the DTS-HD MA logo, so maybe PDVD 8.0 decodes MA? The release notes confirms it downsamples to 48/16. But maybe MA @ 48/16 is still better than DTS 1.5mb core.

    There again maybe they're just teasing us.. but I'm keen to hear some I Robot goodness :p

    Sounds like everyone is having the activation problem over at AVS.. can anyone here successfully activate?
  9. Octavean

    Octavean Well-Known Member

    Where do you see upgrade pricing from Ultra 7 to Ultra 8?
  10. roog

    roog Well-Known Member

    The full version price is 99.95 USD and the upgrade is 59.95 USD.

    If you need the full version you might try buying from newegg.com for 79.95 USD.
  11. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Retired Moderator

    I had to do some searching. Take the link posted above and click "home" on the side. You'll see PowerDVD 8 with an upgrade option.
  12. Octavean

    Octavean Well-Known Member

    Thanks SamuriHL, I see it now.

    They didn’t specify upgrade options from PowerDVD Ultra 7 OEM to PowerDVD Ultra 8 so I’m not entirely sure where I stand here. $59.95 is not too bad for those who qualify but I think I would just as soon wait for PowerDVD Ultra 8 OEM to start shipping with Blu-Ray ROM drives in the ~$129.99 range,….that way I get hardware I know I want and software that I might want,…..

    I’ve also been thinking about buying a “Hauppauge HD PVR” USB stick that captures HDTV into H.264 in real time via component output “YPrPb” of virtually any cable or satellite STB. It supposedly will be shipping with “ArcSoft TotalMedia Extreme” and some additional Arcsoft HD media burning software.

    So there’s no point in me buying Arcsoft software either.

    Yeah, I think I would prefer to just buy the hardware and take the software as a freebee rather then shell out for the software alone.

    Its good to see that PowerDVD Ultra 8 is out though,.. assuming its ready.
  13. roog

    roog Well-Known Member

    It's on the home page under Hot Topics, and yes 7.3 still works, but my key is not working either, they must still be handing out 7.3 keys.
  14. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Retired Moderator

    I don't know. I may hold off on this until I see some positive reports. The fact that you guys can't even get it installed is definitely troubling. I think I'd like to see it more in the 40 dollar range for an upgrade, personally. I don't think it brings such a huge "upgrade" over 7.3 as to warrant such a high price. Just my opinion.
  15. roog

    roog Well-Known Member


    Now Cyberstink's support page is down so I can't submit a ticket.

    What a PITA!

    Does anyone have their support phone number? I'm not going to pay $29.95 to get it.
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2008
  16. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Retired Moderator

    So, uh, this upgrade is working out well then? :D Yea, I'll just sit on the sidelines for a while until this all gets straightened out.
  17. hajj_3

    hajj_3 Well-Known Member

    only cyberlink's main page is working for me, the press release and release notes arent working nor downloads section.

    wanna see a nice changelog from powerdvd 7.3
  18. MickJT

    MickJT Well-Known Member

    I'd love to tell you all that it works fine with AnyDVD.. but I can't play any Blu-Ray discs at all while it remains in Trial / LITE mode.
  19. hajj_3

    hajj_3 Well-Known Member

  20. SamuriHL

    SamuriHL Retired Moderator

    That link is slower than death. :)