Hey, man, no need to get testy .... I was just providing whatever information I could. In response to your statements:
"HurricaneGMS we are here to help you with Roxio products!"
I know, and thank you.
"I don't care if it works with DVD Architect."
I was pointing out that it works in DVD Architect only to show that the files (source) are otherwise fine, my laptop is otherwise capable of working with other software and rendering high end video, and in the end, my burner is fine, too. Believe me, I don't want to use DVD Architect! I only have it because it basically came with my burner. Even with that I still bought Creator Pro 2012, so believe me, I want Roxio to work for me.
"Why it is up-converting is because your creating a Blu ray disc and that standard is 1920x1080 in anyone's software. "
That is not entirely true in that a blu ray can contain/play 1280x720 source video as well, even though its intent was 1080. Even with letterbox, etc. and the black lines, they are part of the actual encode so it can be 1080 but show black lines, etc. In this case, what actually happened was my source was 720, it said it was upconverting to 1080, but on playback, it did 720p and no black lines. So it did not, it would appear, really upconvert. So I am not sure why it had that as part of the logging.
"If your PC gets a BSOD doing a windows update you have other issues than Roxio software problems."
Well, true, but nah, it was not the laptop's fault really (other than your typical issues with Windows). I googled it and found Microsoft and various forums letting people know that several critical updates went out that were causing problems for various machines. The laptop I have is about 2 weeks old and I've installed Roxio and DVD Architect on it and done nothing else with it. It is an HP, so yeah, it has lots of HP's bloatware.
In any case, no need to get hostile ... again, was just trying to help you help me by providing as much info as I could. I am a professional senior IT QA Analyst/Engineer, so I find myself explaining issues with overwhelming detail in everything I do. :-)