My legally purchased copy of PowerDVD is refusing to play Bluray discs made after a certain date:
Astonishingly, this is "standard practice" for all versions of PowerDVD.
In my case, this means that many Blurays produced after May 2011 no longer work with my player. I can't watch Star Wars, I can't watch Indiana Jones, I can't watch Prometheus, I can't watch the new Criterion remaster of Seven Samurai... Even though I've legally bought a Bluray player!
Cyberlink's solution is to simply buy the latest version of their software.
Having already spent the cost of a hardware Bluray player ($100+) for their software equivalent, you can imagine I'm pretty reticent about being forced to it again. What's worse is that I purchased PowerDVD in November 2009, meaning I had less than 18 months of trouble free use(!).
Their latest version of PowerDVD is $125, and Lord knows how long that would function for...!
Seeing how I legally own a Bluray player, and genuine Bluray discs, is there not any way I can manually update the AACS keys for PowerDVD myself??
This seems like yet another occasion where the pirates get a better deal than those of us who pay their money to do things legitimately :(