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Does PowerDVD 8 support HD DVD playback?
Applied to: PowerDVD 8.0

After Toshiba made their announcement that it will no longer develop, manufacture and market HD DVD format discs and the fact that there will be limited new title releases in HD DVD format, CyberLink has decided to remove HD DVD support from PowerDVD 8.

For the PowerDVD Ultra users who wish to keep HD DVD capabilities, we highly suggest them to purchase a full version of PowerDVD 8. The full version of PowerDVD 8 does not uninstall the previous version and will allow users to have both Blu-ray and HD DVD players. Users can use PowerDVD 8 to playback BD and DVD titles, and use PowerDVD Ultra to playback HD DVD movies.

For the PowerDVD Ultra users who want Blu-ray capabilities only, they can purchase the upgrade version. The upgrade version replaces PowerDVD Ultra with version 8. Hence, they will no longer be able to have HD DVD movie playback. Since this is an upgrade version, the price is relatively lower.

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