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Windows 7 Thread, Windows 7 RC Blu-Ray\HD-DVD issues in Technical; Just as a quick heads up, I went to play a Blu-Ray movie last night and neither Power DVD 8 ...
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    Windows 7 RC Blu-Ray\HD-DVD issues

    Just as a quick heads up, I went to play a Blu-Ray movie last night and neither Power DVD 8 Ultra or Power DVD 7.3 (needed for HD-DVD playback) now display the movie, yopu get sound (sometimes), but the image does not display. Thsi is usign teh latest ATI W7 drivers on an Radeon HD 4670. This is now getting quite widely reported and I've had to fork out for a Power DVD 9 upgrade which (apparently) works fine.
    Is anyone else here using their PC with W7 to watch Blu-Ray or HD-DVD, and have you had any issues?

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    Yes i had this problem as well when it came to play blueray movies on my laptop running windows 7.

    It has a ATI HD Graphics card

    There is no support for BlueRay on windows 7 i dont believe.

    James.

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    It seems there are some contradicting posts on the web at the moment, as far as I am aware it has been confirmed that blu-ray support will be part of Windows 7.

    I hope so as it was my plan to get a media centre PC when I can afford it to go with the HDTV in the front room. I cant stand power dvd and the like, always found them slow and unresponsive programs so wouldn't want to really have to use them still.

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    From what I have read, Blu-Ray and HD-DVD (Obsolete I know) will only be supported via a third party program. Indeed W7 Media Center does fire up PowerDVD when a disk is inserted, but I'll have to wait until tonight to see if PowerDVD 9 works correctly

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    Quote Originally Posted by EduTech View Post
    There is no support for BlueRay on windows 7 i dont believe.
    A final F U from microsoft for when it lost the HD fight?

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    mmm that wont be good if we have to open the blu ray in a separate window!!!! I can't stand doing that!!

    W7 NEEDS blu ray support! (ALthough i think HDDVD should have won, blu ray just copied its ideas down the line)

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    Bit pathetic from MS, acting like a sore loser. Hopefully it'll be added on release... but I've had a PS3 since dec06 and still only own 1 bluray, so not top of my list.

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    W7 plays Blu-Ray fine for me in PowerDVD, not sure which version it is though, didn't think it was the latest, Nvidia 260 graphics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diello View Post
    W7 plays Blu-Ray fine for me in PowerDVD, not sure which version it is though, didn't think it was the latest, Nvidia 260 graphics.
    Was it a fresh install or upgrade?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mossj View Post
    A final F U from microsoft for when it lost the HD fight?
    I probably should of said that in a different way, i read somewhere there is no support yet but their will be upon release.

    anyhow this is the source:

    http://windows7news.com/2009/03/07/n...u-ray-support/

    James.

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    Working here ok with VLC.

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    arent we talking about native support rather than 3rd party?

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    There will be NO native Blu-Ray support in W7. You will need a 3rd party decoder. These will however work within Media Center (mine does, but no video).
    I suspect the issue stems from my having upgraded from Vista when the advice is to do a fresh install which I will do pretty soon.

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    booooooooooo!!


    damn poo ray



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    I did a clean install last night and now all is well. PowerDVD works from within Media Center perfectly, so my advice to anyone who want the 'full' experience is to do a clean install rather than an upgrade.
    I love the fact I can watch HD Freesat from within media Center too

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