Summary: I've never really had to do much price compairing with newegg but since this purchase i will from now on and may decide to shop elsewhere. This is as advertised with flix finder but guess what, it was removed from the software when u update since they shut down that feature. I truely regret this purchase and am not very happy with newegg right now.
Pros: downloadable software
Cons: the flix finder option has been deleted in their update and that website is for sale. The 2d to 3d option doesn't work for most things. the upscale converter is horrible and adds a static look to the video.I overpaid for this on newegg since corel website has it for 49.99 normal price and newegg on sale was 69.99.
Summary: i've used this software for about a year now. First it would not work on one of my blu-ray drives but would work on another. Corel support did nothing to help. It worked fine on an Asus PQ5 Pro with a HD5670 card. It worked on a GIGABYTE GA-G41MT-S2PT with a hd 4650, but would work at all with a Intel DG45id with a hd 4650. It would partly work if I used the Intel DG45ID with out the hd 4650, using the onboard HDMI.
Summary: Still after all of the cons it does play B rays it is just a little picky about them and challenging at times. More often I have to wash rental B rays to get them to play with out problems but regular dvd disks do not have the same problem. Windvd does not make regular dvd playback look as good as Cyberlink and Corel does not pass thru more forgiving audio formats (5.1 regular Dolby...instead of Hd Dolby) for older 5.1 receivers on regular dvds.
Pros: Plays Blurays and updates very easily for newer movies. Play back is ok but not that great. Overall not a bad codec. When will B disk support be native on windows?
Cons: There are a few... When I switched dvd menu controls to the mouse pointer it is like playing roulette to select play for a B ray disk but a regular dvd is normal. Sometimes an additional features menu pops up during B ray playback that is also annoying and hard to remove. If there is any miniscule blemish (even a spec of dust) on a B ray disk it will stop playback and say media not supported, annoying. This happens a lot with rentals.
Summary: It's not a bad program when it does work, but Corel's utter lack of customer support and focus isn't worth it. If you are dead set on using this software, download the trial version first to make sure it will work on your computer.
Pros: It was cheap after rebate and It works on 32 bit Win 7 Pro...
Summary: I gave this product 5 stars because with Newegg's great prices and the mail-in rebate, I paid $9.99 for this. At a higher price and with the Cons I mentioned, I would not give it as many stars (4 or 3 maybe depending on price).
Pros: + Corel provides a full, free 30-day trial version that you can download and use so that you know exactly what you are getting before purchasing
Cons: I contacted Corel Tech Support through a different support channel than normal because as another reviewer posted, this product does not have an online Corel support option listed yet. I contacted them for two issues:
Cons: I have used WinDVD 9 for a couple of years with no problems. I use a Asus BW-12B1ST internal Blu-ray drive. After installing WinDVD 11 Pro every time I load a Blu-ray disc the drive and computer locks up. I have to manually shut down the computer. Corel has no customer service for this product. Using a LG external drive it did work. So who knows what drives will work or not.
Summary: You're essentially paying for the licensing fees to decode Bluray.
Pros: It'll playback DVDs and Bluray.
Cons: Wish it had better integration with Windows Media Center. A shortcut to a desktop app isn't very awesome when all you have is a remote. Even though it will autoplay, there's no way to close it afterwards without a mouse.