PowerDVD 5 features several video and audio technologies designed to enrich the DVD experience on the PC. These new technologies include:
CyberLink Eagle Vision Technology (CLEV): PowerDVD 5 addresses image quality issues with LCD monitors with its new CLEV technology that automatically adjusts a scene's colors and contrasts to enhance the video image sharpness and detail. The same technology can be applied to CRT monitors, as well.
CyberLink PanoVision Technology (CLPV): Widescreen LCDs are gaining popularity, but still some embrace letterbox screens. No matter which format the user prefers, PowerDVD 5's CLPV technology adopts a non-linear stretching approach to playback 4:3 movies in wide-screen modes without distorting major portions of the scenes. Also, PowerDVD 5 features an optional cropping technique to totally remove image distortions.
CyberLink Multi-Channel Environment Impression (CLMEI): CLMEI is a proprietary technology which can take any two-channel encoded audio track and decode it in multi-channel audio. With this technology, users with multi-speaker systems can playback 2-channel encoded audio tracks (such as MP3s or audio CDs) in multi-channel virtual surround.