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Old 01-04-07, 08:45 AM   #13
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The Dell 3007 is dual-link, right? Many graphics cards have issues outputting hardware overlays over two physical outputs, so you might want to try turning overlays off and/or trying at 1280x800 with just one DVI connector hooked.
Yeah, I know...and as I said in one of my original posts, when I put it down to 1280x800, the HD DVD plays fine except that it's still playing at 1080p. It won't scale to 720p and therefore, I only see about the top left 1/4 of the movie.
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Old 01-04-07, 09:00 AM   #14
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Yeah, I know...and as I said in one of my original posts, when I put it down to 1280x800, the HD DVD plays fine except that it's still playing at 1080p. It won't scale to 720p and therefore, I only see about the top left 1/4 of the movie.
So is this a hardware or a software issue?
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Old 01-04-07, 09:25 AM   #15
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So is this a hardware or a software issue?
I have no idea what it is. It seems like software since I can't get the movie to scale to 720p. As far as the software should see, I have a 30" 720p monitor...not a 30" 1080p monitor.

I have no way of changing the resolution of playback in PowerDVD as far as I can tell, so I'm going to blame the software.

Hopefully WinDVD 8's plugin will work better when/if it ever comes out... :-\
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Old 01-07-07, 12:14 AM   #16
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I am picking this up as soon as they become available again. I dont fancy paying 450 for a blu ray pc drive.
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I just picked up the XB HD DVD player yesterday. I works great through my XB but I'm wondering if I'm getting true 1080p though it since the XBOX will only display properly at 720p on my TV. For some reason the screen is fubared at 1080i or 1080p, but it's probably because I have to use the component connection since my TV (JVC 61FN97) only does 1024 x 768 max through the VGA connection.

My computer is connected through DVI->HDMI though and does 1080p so I'm going to hook up the HD DVD through the computer and see how that looks.
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I have no idea what it is. It seems like software since I can't get the movie to scale to 720p. As far as the software should see, I have a 30" 720p monitor...not a 30" 1080p monitor.

I have no way of changing the resolution of playback in PowerDVD as far as I can tell, so I'm going to blame the software.

Hopefully WinDVD 8's plugin will work better when/if it ever comes out... :-\
its not a problem with the HDCP right? remember that guy who kept saying that you cant play HD content on the 3007 cause video cards dont support HDCP on dual link DVI.

just a thought.
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Old 01-08-07, 11:16 AM   #19
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Right...which is why I can't play it at 2560x1600...but there should be no problem playing it at 1280x800.
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Hey Superklye did you ever get this figured out?

Also, will it play at 720p on a non-HDCP compliant monitor?
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Old 02-05-07, 11:36 PM   #21
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Nope. It won't play at all at 2560x1600 and putting it down to 1280x800 results in playback, but PowerDVD still plays at the full 1080p resolution with no option to scale down to 720p. I only see the top left of the movie.

It's very, very disappointing.

And I don't believe it will play on a non-HDCP monitor unless it's connected via component or VGA, but I could be wrong. I can't test it though because the 3007 only has a single dual-link DVI-D input.
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Have you tried Win-DVD?
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Have you tried Win-DVD?
No. When I was evaluating the two programs, PowerDVD was the only one that supported HD DVD out of the box. WinDVD would support it at a later date via a $20 update. The Japanese version already supports it, but from what I read, wasn't able to be installed on English systems (not that I could read it anyway).

Is that HD DVD update available now and is there a demo?



EDIT: I did a little Googling and found that the HD pack still isn't available, but the Japanese version can be installed using a guide someone at AVS put together. I don't think it's worth it though and I'd rather wait for a trial before dropping more money on software that may not work.
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You might want to wait a bit. Cyberlink is supposedly releasing an updated version of PowerDVD Ultra later this week to address the numerous complaints they have received. Hopefully they have fixed the issue where it will only output at 1080p resolution and nothing else. It's pissing me off too since P-DVD won't display a picture at all when using an underscan res.
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