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Product: Power DVD 3.0
Company: Cyberlink / WSKA
Estimated Street Price: $49.50
Review By: Julien Jay

Final Results and Overall Mark

Table Of Contents
1: Introduction
2: DVD Reminder & Decoding Features
3: Software Features
4: Conclusion

Well we have reached the end of the review. Here are my final comments, notes and grades for Cyberlink / WSKA PowerDVD 3.0.



Final Comments

How It Grades
  Installation: 75%
Interface: 80%
Decoding Features: 85%

Playback Features: 90%
Ease of use: 70%
Price: 85%
Overall: 80%

PowerDVD has always been the uncontested DVD software decoder. The new release 3.0 of the software confirms the status of the software and its unrivalled quality even if there are not much new features (well I mean itís hard to add new features to software that already have anything users can dream about!). Among the incredible number of build in features, this new version 3.0 brings some welcome new enhancements like a much better sound support as well as the unique top notch Dolby HeadPhone feature that lets you hear from a classic pair of earphone a 3D Theatre like sound! Some users may regret that the digital zoom level isnít customisable anymore (4x or 9x). Anyway PowerDVD 3.0 is essential software to own if you regularly watch DVDs and donít have a hardware decoder board. This software is quite simply the best DVD decoder you can find out actually on the market.



Specs & Package
Overall Score 80%
Version Reviewed PowerDVD 3.0
Release Date Available Now!
In the Box One CD,
1 License Agreement,
1 User's guide.
The Good Points Skinnable interface,
Dolby Headphone Technology,
Support of Dolby Digital 5.1,
New Thumbnails bookmarking feature
The Bad Points No support for Creative DXR3 decoder,
Useless Ipower feature,
Interface is a bit confused.
Reviewers PC Setup Pentium 4 1.7 Ghz
Intel D850GB Motherboard
Windows 2000 Professional SP2
384 MB PC800 RDRAM w/ECC
DirectX 8a
19" Sony Trinitron Monitor
Hercules 3D Prophet III
Sound Blaster Live! Platinum 5.1
Adaptec 19160 Ultra SCSI card
Pinnacle Studio DV Plus
Pinnacle Studio PCTV USB

Logitech Cordless MouseMan Optical
Microsoft Natural Keyboard Pro

DVD Pioneer 105s (16/40x)
Yamaha CRW2100E
PC Required Pentium II 350MHz or higher,
Windows 95, 98, 98SE, Me, NT 4.0 SP5+, 2000,
32MB of RAM for Windows 95/98 or 64MB for Windows Me, Windows 2000,
20MB of free hard disk space,
PCI Sound Card,
AGP Graphics Accelerator with DirectDraw Overlay support,
Internet Explorer 4.0 or higher for IPower,
DVD-Rom drive.


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