blu ray drive and powerdvd fail - Page 2 - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 07-31-2009, 06:17 PM   #11 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
veedubfreak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 6,979
Default Re: blu ray drive and powerdvd fail

Well i just tried installing anydvd-hd and now the computer wont even finish booting, it just gives me a black screen with a mouse pointer that wont move. So great, now i have to reinstall windows. I have done a safe mode boot and uninstalled anydvd-hd and it still wont compete a full boot. I'm really ****ed off about this right now. I put off blu-ray for the longest time, and now that i decide to use it, the piece of **** doesnt even work. Thanks sony, thanks for making this a giant pain in the *** to use anything but your player to watch BD movies that cost twice as much as a DVD.

Specs:
Win7 64bit RC
LG combo hd-dvd/bd/bdr drive
Powerdvd 9 home (with BD playback capability)
Samsung 67" DLP
nvidia 8500GT
tv is hooked up with hdmi from the video card (card has dvi/hdmi out)
When playing a video, power dvd says "internal error", and thats all.

I guess i'm just going to have to eat the 15% restocking fee and send this back and just buy a ps3.
God i hate sony so much.

Edit: Got anydvd to work, it stripped whatever copyright was on it, and guess what happens next. "Internal error" please go **** yourself.

edit#2: After doing some reading, i was directed to reinstall powerdvd. NOW IT BLUE SCREENS WHEN I PUT A DVD IN THE PLAYER. GOD ******.
__________________

__________________
Nothing to see here.
veedubfreak is offline  
Old 07-31-2009, 11:20 PM   #12 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
 
Apokalipse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 14,559
Default Re: blu ray drive and powerdvd fail

Interesting. Maybe AnyDVD and/or PowerDVD are just incompatible with Windows 7?
__________________

__________________
Apokalipse is offline  
Old 07-31-2009, 11:53 PM   #13 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
veedubfreak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 6,979
Default Re: blu ray drive and powerdvd fail

FINALLY got it working. It seems there was a new video driver this week. 190.xx is out. That being said, i'm not that impressed with the quality of bd over sd. The drive seems to upconvert my standard dvds and make them look pretty much the same as the bd. I'll report back when i watch a couple more bds.

Although the sound does seem to be better than watching an SD dvd.
__________________
Nothing to see here.
veedubfreak is offline  
Old 08-03-2009, 11:16 AM   #14 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
synergy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: 15 Hive
Posts: 2,284
Send a message via MSN to synergy Send a message via Yahoo to synergy
Default Re: blu ray drive and powerdvd fail

I feel your pain man... I've been ****ed off messing around with BD all last week trying to get 7 and Vista to play nice. I finally got it all to work in 7 (after the third complete install) using Vista drivers :/ PowerDVD 9 works fine for me, so it might just be an issue with the drive. I have the same brand drive, with just the BD ROM and it's worked with both Nvidia cards and ATI.

I agree with you on the quality of BD....although my TV is only 1080i until I get a new one. The colors seem much sharper, and here and there I can see noticeably higher quality. Funny thing is animated movies actually have the most drastic difference. BTW...HD-DVD is just as good of quality as BD and you can pick up the movies for as cheap as $3-4 on Amazon.
__________________
i7 2600K | TRUE 120 w/ Xigmatek XLF-F1253 | Asus Sabertooth P67 | 16 GB G.Skill RipjawX DDR3 1600
EVGA GTX 560Ti | 256 GB Plextor M3 SSD |80 GB Intel X25-M SSD | Corsair Graphite 600T
Coolermaster Purepower 850W | Samsung 25.5" 1920x1200 | Windows 7 Pro 64-bit


HTPC: AMD FX-4100 3.6 GHz | Gigabyte GA-880GM mATX w/ ATI Radeon HD 4250 | 8 GB G.Skill RipjawX DDR3 1600
LG Blu-Ray/HD-DVD ROM + DVD RW | 60 GB OCZ Vertex SSD | WD Caviar 1 TB | Antec Veris Fusion Black HTPC Case
Logitech diNovo Edge KB | Win7 Pro 64-bit
3dMark06 23,159 | 3dMark Vantage 23,579 | TF2 Stats Page | BC2 Stats | BF3 Stats
MCSE (SharePoint 2013), MCITP & MCTS (SharePoint 2010), CIW
synergy is offline  
Old 08-03-2009, 12:20 PM   #15 (permalink)
 
patonb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: In Gov't Regulated Cubical
Posts: 9,745
Default Re: blu ray drive and powerdvd fail

1080i is the best right now... Think you mean "p"
__________________
Foldie = i5 6600kMSI Z170A M5 EVGA 970 SC Corsair H100 Corsair hx520 2x8gb GSkill Corsair 650D
Woohoo = L5639 @3.1Ghz EVGA SR-2 gtx 260-216 Hyper 212+ Corsair 1050hx 6x2gb Corsair XMS3 Blackhawk Ulra
Alienware 18 - SLI 770M 4700mq 16Gig

patonb is offline  
Old 08-03-2009, 12:45 PM   #16 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
synergy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: 15 Hive
Posts: 2,284
Send a message via MSN to synergy Send a message via Yahoo to synergy
Default Re: blu ray drive and powerdvd fail

Quote:
Originally Posted by patonb View Post
1080i is the best right now... Think you mean "p"
1080p is the currently the highest resolution, which is also the resolution of BD. My TV is only 1080i or 720p. It's a bit older TV. 1080i is the best you can get for HD programming...although I think DirecTV is now offering 1080p for some PPV stuff.
__________________
i7 2600K | TRUE 120 w/ Xigmatek XLF-F1253 | Asus Sabertooth P67 | 16 GB G.Skill RipjawX DDR3 1600
EVGA GTX 560Ti | 256 GB Plextor M3 SSD |80 GB Intel X25-M SSD | Corsair Graphite 600T
Coolermaster Purepower 850W | Samsung 25.5" 1920x1200 | Windows 7 Pro 64-bit


HTPC: AMD FX-4100 3.6 GHz | Gigabyte GA-880GM mATX w/ ATI Radeon HD 4250 | 8 GB G.Skill RipjawX DDR3 1600
LG Blu-Ray/HD-DVD ROM + DVD RW | 60 GB OCZ Vertex SSD | WD Caviar 1 TB | Antec Veris Fusion Black HTPC Case
Logitech diNovo Edge KB | Win7 Pro 64-bit
3dMark06 23,159 | 3dMark Vantage 23,579 | TF2 Stats Page | BC2 Stats | BF3 Stats
MCSE (SharePoint 2013), MCITP & MCTS (SharePoint 2010), CIW
synergy is offline  
Old 08-03-2009, 12:48 PM   #17 (permalink)
 
patonb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: In Gov't Regulated Cubical
Posts: 9,745
Default Re: blu ray drive and powerdvd fail

Quote:
Originally Posted by synergy View Post
1080p is the currently the highest resolution, which is also the resolution of BD. My TV is only 1080i or 720p. It's a bit older TV. 1080i is the best you can get for HD programming...although I think DirecTV is now offering 1080p for some PPV stuff.
Bahaha yha yha EPIC FAIL on my behalf..... brain not caffinated enough
__________________
Foldie = i5 6600kMSI Z170A M5 EVGA 970 SC Corsair H100 Corsair hx520 2x8gb GSkill Corsair 650D
Woohoo = L5639 @3.1Ghz EVGA SR-2 gtx 260-216 Hyper 212+ Corsair 1050hx 6x2gb Corsair XMS3 Blackhawk Ulra
Alienware 18 - SLI 770M 4700mq 16Gig

patonb is offline  
Old 08-03-2009, 01:31 PM   #18 (permalink)
Lady Techie
 
Yami's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: UK
Posts: 7,772
Default Re: blu ray drive and powerdvd fail

Quote:
Originally Posted by synergy View Post
1080p is the currently the highest resolution, which is also the resolution of BD. My TV is only 1080i or 720p. It's a bit older TV. 1080i is the best you can get for HD programming...although I think DirecTV is now offering 1080p for some PPV stuff.
Actually there's 1200p too (1980x1200) and 1600p (2***x1600, can't remember it exactly, it's the one 30" monitors use), and there's all the cinema resolutions used by cinema projectors.

I think the BBC offers 1080p on BBC HD, not entirely sure though.
__________________
Desktop i5-4440 - ASRock Z77 Extreme4 - EVGA GTX970 - 4x4GB 1600MHz - Samsung 850 EVO 250GB - Be Silent Base 800 - 3TB+1TB+1TB+640GB
Laptop i7-3740QM @ 2.7GHz, 2x4GB 1600Mhz, GT640M, OCZ Agility 3 120GB
Smartphone Galaxy S7 Edge

LinkedIn Kiera Mitchell
Yami is offline  
Old 08-03-2009, 02:09 PM   #19 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
synergy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: 15 Hive
Posts: 2,284
Send a message via MSN to synergy Send a message via Yahoo to synergy
Default Re: blu ray drive and powerdvd fail

Quote:
Originally Posted by Yamikotai View Post
Actually there's 1200p too (1980x1200) and 1600p (2***x1600, can't remember it exactly, it's the one 30" monitors use), and there's all the cinema resolutions used by cinema projectors.

I think the BBC offers 1080p on BBC HD, not entirely sure though.
But those aren't supported by current consumer electronics are they? In other words, any HDTV will only support resolutions up to 1080p.
__________________

__________________
i7 2600K | TRUE 120 w/ Xigmatek XLF-F1253 | Asus Sabertooth P67 | 16 GB G.Skill RipjawX DDR3 1600
EVGA GTX 560Ti | 256 GB Plextor M3 SSD |80 GB Intel X25-M SSD | Corsair Graphite 600T
Coolermaster Purepower 850W | Samsung 25.5" 1920x1200 | Windows 7 Pro 64-bit


HTPC: AMD FX-4100 3.6 GHz | Gigabyte GA-880GM mATX w/ ATI Radeon HD 4250 | 8 GB G.Skill RipjawX DDR3 1600
LG Blu-Ray/HD-DVD ROM + DVD RW | 60 GB OCZ Vertex SSD | WD Caviar 1 TB | Antec Veris Fusion Black HTPC Case
Logitech diNovo Edge KB | Win7 Pro 64-bit
3dMark06 23,159 | 3dMark Vantage 23,579 | TF2 Stats Page | BC2 Stats | BF3 Stats
MCSE (SharePoint 2013), MCITP & MCTS (SharePoint 2010), CIW
synergy is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
OEM Blu Ray Drive - Will it come with software? pinoy3000 New Systems | Building and Buying 20 01-08-2009 09:50 PM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:39 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.