THE BATTLE IS JOINED! Without good video, THERE IS NO DVD! Hell, if video
quality wasn't important, we would all be happy with VHS tapes! No,
this is where players are made or broken! This is where legends are
born, and pretenders are crushed mercilessly! Does PowerDVD 3.0 meet
the challenge? Can earth be SAVED from the evil invading screen
anomalies!? Will Maximus (Gladiator) bag the babe without screen
How does one start this? I've run PC-DVD since 1996. I'm on my 3rd DVD
capable PC, with my 3rd different video card all of which were picked
for video QUALITY (As opposed to say GAMING SPEED) so I could enjoy my
movies on the monitor as well as TV-OUT. I've tried most every major
player through most of their versions. I've been reviewing all the
players that have landed at the INMATRIX doorstep with painstaking,
careful evaluations. This review is actually an extension of the
PowerDVD-3 PREVIEW we posted a month ago. There, you got a look at what
was new and better. Some features, and some promise.
What you DIDN'T see in the preview was the WORK! Since installing the
1st Beta (I went through 4 betas prior to getting this final version), I
have tried HARD to give PowerDVD every chance to take the crown with
this new build. I tried 9, count em, 9 different video drivers! I
updated the processor, the soundcard, I reflashed firmwares and BIOS!
Every time I saw a glitch or a problem, I made CERTAIN that I tried
everything to see if any changes would fix it rather than condemning
the player. INMATRIX, makers of DVD Genie, of the DVD FAQ, the DVD
Expert, and the most complete DVD software player reviews ANYWHERE...DOES NOT quit!