- Aug 25, 2001
If you want the menus, you have to go with PowerDVD. Unless they've really improved the renderer in 14 (I have 13), I think madVR looks better for the main movie, though admittedly not by a lot.So the question is what has better quality, playing a BluRay through Cyberlink PowerDVD or using AnyDVDHD with MPC & MadVR?
I'm fairly certain it's been long since established that official means of playing blu ray on the pc royally suck.Don't buy PowerDVD, I have a license for PowerDVD 14 Ultra and the problem is, I do a lot of formats every now and then and reinstall Windows or go back to a previous clean state image, 3 activations and baam, your license is blacklisted and it takes customer service 7 working days to reset it and they ask you stupid questions like "send us a screenshot of the error message that occurs when you try to activate it" like duhhhhhh, I told you already it says exceeded the amount of allowed activations just help me reset my activation limit FFS!
Any paid software that limits me in how I can use my computer or reinstall I'd never buy again.
Nero has a very nice little Blu-ray player that comes with their top-of-the-line package. Worth the upgrade if you have Nero, not so much if you don't unless you can use all the other baggage in the package.I'm fairly certain it's been long since established that official means of playing blu ray on the pc royally suck.