Blaze DVD Pro 5 PC Review - www.impulsegamer.com -

Installation 8.7
Ease of use 8.9
Usefulness 8.8
Value 8.8
Distributor: Manaccom
Review Date:
July 2007
Reviewer:
Walter Neilsen

8.9


Blaze DVD 5 Pro
 

Blaze DVD 5 Pro is distributed in Australia by Manaccom and offers a one-stop shop for lovers of movies and music which offers one of the best DVD and video playback facilities on the PC with exceptional video and audio quality.

The installation of Blaze DVD 5 Pro was a breeze and it simply auto installed once the CD was detected in our computer and a few minutes later, we were greeted to an interface that was reminiscent of Power DVD. The interface is set out like a car CD player with a circular control panel for skipping tracks, pausing or stopping the movie or music file you are listening to. At the bottom of the interface are a variety of icons for eject, open file and settings with an LCD display displaying the length of the file and a timeline bar.

 


The most impressive feature of Blaze DVD Pro 5 is the exceptional video and sound quality that through its algorithms allows for crystal clear video that eliminates ghosting and feathering. Another feature of Blaze is the ability to use digital zoom which does not look as pixelated as some other programs on the market.

Benefits of BlazeDVD 5 Pro:

  • Straight-forward installation and easy-to-use layout.

  • Supports a number of different media and file types.

  • Dual channel surround sound lets you enjoy home theatre style audio effects with your Dolby headphones (Headphones not included).

  • Next-generation technology with High Definition Video and WMV-HD provides high quality video payback.

  • Remove screen burrs and dithering with optimising functions for better video quality.

  • View subtitles for multi-language support.

  • Save disc space by using the built-in compression feature.

For lovers of sound, Blaze DVD Pro 5 supports all the latest PC sound cards and a variety of high quality audio playback which even includes Dolby Pro Logic II for dual channel surround sound. Even on our standard Creative 5.1 speakers, the quality of the sound was crystal clear. There are also options for Classical, Club, Pop, Rock and a variety of other musical genres to ensure that the users gets the full experience.

Blaze DVD Pro 5 also featured an Intelligent Playback system which allows you to watch two different movies simultaneously with PIP. Some programs on the market distort certain aspect ratios on monitors but fortunately for Blaze, it features Smart STretch technology which allows you to view movies in a 16:9 aspect ratio without any distortion whatsoever.

Lastly, Blaze DVD Pro 5 features a built-in Parental Control, 15 minute max recording of movies in MPEG-2 video format and unlimited recording to an MP3 audio file. The program is also zone-free so no matter what region your DVD is from, you'll can rest assured that it can be watched in this software package. Great stuff!

System Requirements for Blaze DVD 5 Pro

  • Operating System    Windows® 2000 / XP / Vista

  • Processor    Intel® Celeron® 400MHz (Intel Pentium® III 700Mhz recommended)

  • Memory (RAM)    64MB RAM (128MB recommended)

  • Video    Display card with 24-bit resolution and DirectX® support, 8MB Video-ROM or more

  • Hard Drive Space    10MB hard disk space

  • Other    * PCI sound card; integration chipset on motherboard, USB audio devices compatible with Windows and stereo speakers * DVD drives * DirectX 8.1 or higher. * Supported Media Types: Disc formats: DVD-Video, DVD-ROM, DVD-RAM, DVD-RW, DVD-R+W, VCD1.1, VCD2.0, SVCD. Video files formats: AVI, MPEG, MPG, M1V, DATMPA, MPE, MPV2, WMV, ASF, ASX, DV, DV1, VOB, M2V, IVF, MOV, QT, RM, RMVB, SWF, DC & DV. Audio file formats: WAV, AIF, AU, SND, MID, WMA, MP3, MP2, MP1, MPA, M2P, M2A, CDA. * Supports Dolby® Digital 5.1 – AC3, Dolby Pro Logic® I/II. Plays DivX®, XviD, and MPEG4 video formats as well as QuickTime®, Real® and Flash® internet formats. Optimised for full support of MMX command sets for Intel MMX, SSE, SSE2, AMD 3DNow!™, and 3DNow!™ Pro.






 
 



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