CyberLink Releases PowerDVD 9

CyberLink Releases PowerDVD 9

CyberLink Corp. innovative solutions provider for the connected media lifestyle, today launched the latest in its award-winning DVD player software, CyberLink PowerDVD 9. PowerDVD 9 enriches the movie experience, providing HD-like quality from standard-definition DVD movies.

PowerDVD 9 feature highlights include:
  • TrueTheater' Technology, offering DVD up-scaling to HD-like quality
  • Cinema Mode for watching Blu-ray Discs via Windows Media Center
  • FancyView for browsing DVD chapters and titles stored in Movie Collection
  • High-definition home theater audio, including HDMI 1.3 compatibility and support for Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD Master Audio formats
  • Blu-ray Disc playback even on low-spec PCs
'Our mission for PowerDVD 9 is to offer the most innovative technologies; to deliver the ultimate video and audio experience for playing high-definition movies on the PC, including standard-definition DVD movies in HD quality and interactive Blu-ray Discs,' said Alice H. Chang, CEO of CyberLink.



New in PowerDVD 9:

TrueTheater' Technology

CyberLink TrueTheater' Technology is an innovative suite of advanced video and audio enhancement technologies that deliver unsurpassed quality for both DVD and HD movies on PC-based home-theater systems.
  • TrueTheater HD: Up-scales DVD video for HD-like results
  • TrueTheater Motion: Up-converts DVD video frame rates for smoother playback
  • TrueTheater Stretch: Stretches video without image distortion
  • TrueTheater Lighting: Enhances video image for a brighter, clearer movie
  • TrueTheater Surround: Creates multichannel audio output for conventional stereo speakers

Cinema Mode

Cinema Mode displays menu items and movie information in a larger format for home theater viewing on larger displays. Cinema Mode also integrates with Microsoft Windows Media Center to provide Blu-ray Disc playback.

FancyView Navigation

FancyView enables a tactile navigation experience with animated, catalog-style browsing functionality. It is a fun way to browse through titles in a user's Movie Collection, as a way of previewing chapters on a DVD, and works in both Classic Mode and Cinema Mode. FancyView can be used with touch screens, a remote control, keyboard, and mouse.

Movie Library

The Movie Collection feature has been updated to allow users to input and share comprehensive information on Blu-ray Disc titles as well as DVDs. All information can be synced and shared on www.moovielive.com. Users can browse the titles in their Movie Collection using FancyView. As users roll over the titles they have watched using PowerDVD, the Flash Back display will show scenes from the movie.

HD Audio and Video

Support for HDMI version 1.3, high-definition video standards Blu-ray Disc, AVCREC and AVCHD, as well as high-definition audio formats Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD Master Audio deliver the highest quality video playback on up to 7.1 channels of lossless audio. PowerDVD's PC-friendly support of DxVA allows efficient playback of high-definition movies even on low-spec computer systems.

Product Availability

CyberLink PowerDVD 9 ' the #1 Blu-ray Disc and DVD playback software ' is now available online and will be available in retail stores beginning in April, supporting the following languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish , Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Japanese, and Korean. CyberLink also offers OEM versions to PC and CE manufacturing customers.

CyberLink PowerDVD 9 Versions
  • PowerDVD 9 Ultra for Blu-ray Disc and home theater enthusiasts at $99.95
  • PowerDVD 9 Deluxe for DVD and HD video file enthusiasts at $69.95
  • PowerDVD 9 for DVD fans at $49.95

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is there a big difference between power DVD 8 - 9?

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I'd imagine there isn't much of a difference.  I don't have any surround sound and I personally believe that if the program plays the dvd then that's all that matters.  I feel like dvd software only gets face lifts, same with other media players.  However, the True theater technology sounds interesting.

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