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Product: PowerDVD XP 4.0 Deluxe
Company: Cyberlink
Estimated Street Price:
Review By: Julien Jay

Final Results And Overall Mark  

Table Of Contents
1: Introduction
2: Audio Features
3: Features

Well we have reached the end of the review. Here are my final comments, notes and grades for Cyberlink PowerDVD XP 4.0 Deluxe.


Final Comments

How It Grades

Installation: 80%
Interface: 80%
Ease of use: 90%
Features: 85%
Video Quality: 85%
Audio Decoding: 90%
Price/Value: 80%
Overall: 84.3%

PowerDVD XP is clearly one of the finest DVD players available for Windows. It has some great features that other software, like WinDVD, donít even have. The bunch of new features teamed-up with the handy remote control device make PowerDVD XP the software of choice when it comes to flawlessly watch DVDs on your computer. However, I have to say that the new version will be useful only if you need one of the new audio decoding or playback features (or hardware acceleration). In case you donít need them, you can perfectly keep using PowerDVD 3.0 because the video quality between both versions is about the same.



Specs & Package
Overall Score 84.3%
Version Reviewed Cyberlink PowerDVD XP 4.0 Deluxe
Release Date Out Now
The Good Points Rich features
Wide support of audio decoding norms
Nice interface
Handy remote control
The Bad Points Still a bit heavy
Can't capture scenes with hardware acceleration enabled
Reviewer Specs

Pentium 4 2.53 GHz
Intel D850EMV2 Motherboard
Windows XP Professional
512 MB PC800 RDRAM
DirectX 8.1
19" Sony CPD-E400 Trinitron Monitor
nVidia GeForce 4 Ti 4600
Sound Blaster Audigy Platinum
Adaptec 19160
Adaptec AHA-2400a

DVD Pioneer 106s (16/40x)
Yamaha CRW3200S

Alcatel SpeedTouch USB
Microsoft Natural Keyboard Pro
Microsoft TrackBall Explorer

PC Required

Pentium II 350MHz or higher (400MHz for Dolby modes)
Graphics card with support for DirectDraw and overlay
Sound card with speakers
Microsoft Windows 95, OSR2, 98, 98SE, Windows NT 4 SP5+, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows XP
DirectX 8.1 or higher
64MB of RAM (or more)
40MB of free hard disk space
DVD-Rom Drive


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