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
  • Dolby Digital (AC3) and DTS over ATI HDMI XP

    For Windows XP:  If you have been unable to get AC3 or DTS passthrough via your ATI Graphics card with HDMI try this official ATI driver:

    ATI Catalyst™ 9.4 HDMI Audio Driver for Windows XP Professional/Home Edition

    The Catalyst™ Software Suite states that the HDMI Audio driver is supported on the Windows Vista OS only at this stage.  Its never straightforward, especially with the HDMI driver hiding on the AMD website.

    Here is the Realtek ATI HDMI Driver, this may also help.

    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.