Cyberlink PowerDVD 11 Sneak Peek


Update: Please see our PowerDVD 11 review

I sat down with Cyberlink yesterday where they demonstrated the forthcoming PowerDVD 11. The big items they have been working on are a new algorithm for 2D to 3D conversion, YouTube support and a mobile remote app control for Android and iOS devices.

I must admit that the 2D to 3D conversion of Blu-ray material is much more impressive than the current DVD-only conversion present in PowerDVD 10. Cyberlink explained that the algorithm has been improved for DVD playback as well.

Cyberlink showed a Samsung Android tablet running the remote control app. It was able to control selection and transport controls of PowerDVD 11 and it could even bring up the mouse cursor on the PC using a finger on the touchscreen to control. This is also supposed to work with the Windows Media Center PowerDVD 11 player as well though I didn’t see that.

If you’re hoping for any Windows Media Center integration improvements or automatic refresh rate switching similar to MPC-HC, sorry, but you’ll probably see none of that.

We look forward to bringing you a more in-depth look at what has changed in a 2 or 3 months when the software should be released.

  • Ahhh the yearly patch, er,

    Ahhh the yearly patch, er, release of PowerDVD.   I’ll stick with TMT.

  • yeah… 
    these guys have it


    these guys have it all wrong. just make bluray playback work within media center. TMT isnt much better, IMO. It seems impossible to make BD playback work without major bugs.

    • TMT5 has been golden for me

      TMT5 has been golden for me so far with Bluray playback, zero problems.   I have Netflix, so I exercise it regularly.

  • Did they give any sort of

    Did they give any sort of reason why automatic refresh rate switching is not being added?

    • I speculate that if any

      I speculate that if any commercial playback software is to implement the feature, it will probably be another company.