CyberLink Releases PowerDVD 9
Delivering True HD Playback Quality for Blu-ray Discs, HD Videos and DVDs
Taipei, Taiwan - CyberLink Corp. (5203.TW), innovative solutions provider for the connected media lifestyle today launched the latest in its award-winning DVD player software CyberLink PowerDVD 9. PowerDVD 9 enriches the movie experience, providing HD-like quality from standard-definition DVD movies.
PowerDVD 9 feature highlights include:
* TrueTheater™ Technology, offering DVD up-scaling to HD-like quality
* Cinema Mode for watching Blu-ray Discs via Windows Media Center
* FancyView for browsing DVD chapters and titles stored in Movie Collection
* High-definition home theater audio, including HDMI 1.3 compatibility and support for Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD Master Audio formats
* Blu-ray Disc playback even on low-spec PC
Working together, the companies are ensuring an excellent, intuitive consumer experience designed to drive mass market adoption. This attention to individual interaction is crucial as more consumers apply it to everyday uses on their computers.
“Our mission for PowerDVD 9 is to offer the most innovative technologies; to deliver the ultimate video and audio experience for playing high-definition movies on the PC, including standard-definition DVD movies in HD quality and interactive Blu-ray Discs,” said Alice H. Chang, CEO of CyberLink.
New in PowerDVD 9:
CyberLink TrueTheater™ Technology is an innovative suite of advanced video and audio enhancement technologies that deliver unsurpassed quality for both DVD and HD movies on PC-based home-theater systems.
* TrueTheater HD: Up-scales DVD video for HD-like results
* TrueTheater Motion: Up-converts DVD video frame rates for smoother playback
* TrueTheater Stretch: Stretches video without image distortion
* TrueTheater Lighting: Enhances video image for a brighter, clearer movie
* TrueTheater Surround: Creates multichannel audio output for conventional stereo speakers
Cinema Mode displays menu items and movie information in a larger format for home theater viewing on larger displays. Cinema Mode also integrates with Microsoft Windows Media Center to provide Blu-ray Disc playback.
FancyView enables a tactile navigation experience with animated, catalog-style browsing functionality. It is a fun way to browse through titles in a user’s Movie Collection, as a way of previewing chapters on a DVD, and works in both Classic Mode and Cinema Mode. FancyView can be used with touch screens, a remote control, keyboard, and mouse.
The Movie Collection feature has been updated to allow users to input and share comprehensive information on Blu-ray Disc titles as well as DVDs. All information can be synced and shared on www.moovielive.com. Users can browse the titles in their Movie Collection using FancyView. As users roll over the titles they have watched using PowerDVD, the Flash Back display will show scenes from the movie.
HD Audio and Video
Support for HDMI version 1.3, high-definition video standards Blu-ray Disc, AVCREC and AVCHD, as well as high-definition audio formats Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD Master Audio deliver the highest quality video playback on up to 7.1 channels of lossless audio. PowerDVD’s PC-friendly support of DxVA allows efficient playback of high-definition movies even on low-spec computer systems.
CyberLink PowerDVD 9—the #1 Blu-ray Disc and DVD playback software—is now available online and will be available in retail stores beginning in April, supporting the following languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish , Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Japanese, and Korean. CyberLink also offers OEM versions to PC and CE manufacturing customers.
CyberLink PowerDVD 9 Versions
* PowerDVD 9 Ultra for Blu-ray Disc and home theater enthusiasts at $99.95
* PowerDVD 9 Deluxe for DVD and HD video file enthusiasts at $69.95
* PowerDVD 9 for DVD fans at $49.95
Upgrade versions will be available online for owners of previous versions of PowerDVD.
CyberLink Corp is the leader and pioneer in enabling digital multimedia on PCs and CEs. Backed by a group of high-caliber software engineers, CyberLink owns its core codec and a number of patented technologies. CyberLink has built a solid reputation for delivering high-quality, interoperable, and fast time-to-market solutions that keep our OEM partners on the leading edge. Our business partners include leaders in the PC industry: drive manufacturers, graphics-card makers, and top-5 desktop and notebook brands. Today, CyberLink’s software solutions include: complete applications for Blu-ray Discs, Digital Home entertainment, TV-on-PC and human resource development. With customers spanning from multi-national corporations to small/medium-sized businesses, and from power users to home users, CyberLink has enjoyed rapid and consistent growth leading to a record breaking IPO in 2000 on the Taiwan Over The Counter Exchange (OTC: 5203). Currently, CyberLink is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: 5203.TW). CyberLink’s worldwide headquarters is located in Taipei. To keep up with market demands, CyberLink has operations in North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region, including Japan. For more information, please visit CyberLink’s website at www.cyberlink.com.
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