PowerDVD 9 10% off Halloween Promo

This October, Cyberlink have a great Halloween offer with 10% Off their best selling products: PowerDVD 9, PowerDirector 8 and Power Producer 5.

This offer applies to both full and upgrade versions of these 3 products so now is a great time to be upgrading your HTPC with software that can do true Dolby and DTS TrueHD bitstreaming!

Purchasers in the US ONLY will receive an additional incentive of 3 Weeks Free DVD rentals at BLOCKBUSTER.com. These store wide specials will end on November 4th.

Power DVD Coupon Code

Power DVD 9 10% Off Coupon

PowerDVD 9 Ultra, Deluxe, Standard ,Upgrade - 10% off
Coupon Code: pao4jevmn
Date: From 08/01/09 to 08/31/09

PowerDVD 9- 10% off coupon: pao4jevmn

I have been using the fabulous Power DVD 8 for a while on my HTPC mostly due to the ability to hardware decode High Definition content like h264 using only your Graphics card – utilising next to no CPU cycles.  This method works with Xp & Vista Media Centre and Open Source HTPC frontends such as Mediaportal.

Now is the time to upgrade!

PowerDVD offers the best HD and Blu-ray playback around! Use TrueTheater to up DVD quality for viewing in an HD display. Navigate easily with Fancy View, flipping through your movie titles and previewing content. There are plenty of other useful interactive features for die-hard movie fans and the casual viewer alike.  PowerDVD 9 is truly the way HD and Blu-ray were meant to be enjoyed!

Specs

Spectacular High-Definition Playback on your PC

Blu-ray Disc Interaction

High-Definition Home Theater Audio

PowerDVD 9 Blu-ray/DVD playback software envelopes you with lossless high-definition audio, bringing movies to life in your living room.

Supported Audio Formats

  • DTS-HD* (7.1 channels)
  • Dolby TrueHD (7.1-channel)
  • DTS-HD (5.1 channels)
  • Dolby Digital EX (7.1-channel)
  • DTS-ES*
  • Dolby Digital Plus (7.1-channel)
  • DTS Neo:6*
  • * Only available via Advanced Audio Pack

    Supported Audio Technologies

  • CyberLink TrueTheater™ Surround
  • Dolby Pro Logic IIx surround sound
  • Dolby Virtual Speaker
  • Dolby Headphone
  • Google OS announced

    The Web browser OS?

    After what seems like years since the rumours surfaced of a Google powered Open Source Operating system, Google has finally unveiled their plans.  Unlike The Google Android system, GCOS will be initially be targeted at netbooks with scope to move to higher end platforms.

    Google Chrome OS

    In fact it is a web browser based OS meaning you can have the GCOS experience in any compliant web Browser:

    At its heart, the new Google Chrome will be running within a new windowing system on top of a Linux kernel. For application developers, the web is the platform. All web-based applications will automatically work and new applications can be written using your favorite web technologies. And of course, these apps will run not only on Google Chrome OS, but on any standards-based browser on Windows, Mac and Linux thereby giving developers the largest user base of any platform.

    Google Chrome OS will be available for consumers in the second half of 2010.

    Find $10,000 with Microsoft IE8

    In a refreshingly to the point Internet Explorer 8 promotional stunt, Microsoft has buried $10,000 somewhere on the internet.  Be the first to find it and you keep it.

    tengrandisburied

    How?

    Visit the IE8 $10,000 competition website and follow tengrand_ie8 on Twitter:

    1. To enter the competition, the entrant must follow clues released by @Tengrand_IE8 on Twitter and on www.tengrandisburiedhere.com. The clues section on www.tengrandisburiedhere.com is only viewable in Internet Explorer 8. These clues will lead the entrant to the hidden webpage.
    2. The hidden webpage can only be viewed in Internet Explorer 8. The entrant must have download Internet Explorer 8 to successfully view the hidden webpage. Upon discovery of the hidden webpage, the entrant must register his/her details, via the hidden webpage 'Claim' button.
    3. The first successful registration received via the hidden webpage by the Promoter will be adjudged the winner of the competition.

    Convert a gpt protective partition

    I recently put a 64 bit Vista formatted Drive into my XP HTPC box and found it was unreadable and could not be formatted.  Computer Management displayed the drive as a GPT Protective Partition. Unfortunately Windows XP cannot read or write this type of filesystem let alone mount the drive. A GPT disk uses the GUID partition table (GPT) disk partitioning system.

    Your Options are:

    or Using the Windows interface

    Windows XP Disc support Windows FAQ.