ArcSoft has pretty good HD DVD & Blu-Ray playback application http://www.arcsoft.com/public/software_title.asp?ProductID=362 TotalMedia Theatre Their player comes with a MCE plugin that has nice 10 foot GUI and support for MCE remote. Using their player will give almost as good user experience as fully integrated, native Mediaportal Blu-Ray / HD DVD playback. Currently this plugin is beta, so use with a care Current features - Play HD DVD / Blu-Ray disk from the MediaPortal main menu - Automatic FPS detection and refresh rate change (possible with MP >1.0.1) - Auto play support (possible with MP >1.0.1) - Localization - Saving and restoring power scheme (Arcsoft's player can change this based on its own settings) Upcoming features - Allow custom icon to be used for the plugin Installation - Install the MPI file - Use plugin settings to provide the path to the Arcsoft's MCE plugin - You might need to change some Arcsoft's MCE plugin settings (for example make sure that drive letter is set up correctly) Usage - Insert HD DVD / Blu-Ray disk into drive - Press "Play Bluray" in main menu (if no autoplay is configured) - Use MCE remote to control playback Version history Beta 2 - Initial release (not available anymore as people seemed to download this instead of the beta 3 ) Beta 3 - Added option to minimize MediaPortal during playback - Added option to suspend MediaPortal GUI engine rendering during playback - Last version that supports MP 1.0 Beta 4 - Added autoplay support for HD DVD - Added autoplay support for Blu-Ray - Added refresh rate change (not tested well) - Added localization support Beta 5 - Fixed hard coded drive letter (caused playback to fail in most of the cases) Beta 6 - Fixed enable/disable refresh rate setting not working - Added French localization Beta 7 - Added saving and restoring power scheme (Arcsoft's player can change this based on its own settings) - Fixed some issues with drive letter handling - Added drive letter selection for HD DVD / Blu-Ray drive NOTE! requires latest SVN for MP itself (or 1.0.2). Information - Arcsoft TotalMedia Theatre - AVS Forum - Missing Remote Disabling animated intro To start with a blank black screen rename \Program Files\ArcSoft\TotalMedia Extreme\Digital Theatre\PlayDVDSplash_noSRS.log to something else Downloads Source codes: https://mp-plugins.svn.sourceforge.net/svnroot/mp-plugins/trunk/plugins/ArcsoftPlayer Install package as attachment.