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What will be the minimum system requirement to play 4K UHD Bluray in PowerDVD 17 or 18?
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audreyp [Avatar]
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It's almost 2017. I doubt PowerDVD 16 Ultra will ever support 4K UHD Bluray playback. I plan to purchase nVidia GTX 1060 for my gaming PC. It currently runs Intel Skylake Core i7 6700K Quad Core CPU and MegaChip 2800 with HDMI 2.0/HDCP 2.2 support. I am running the latest Windows 10 1607 w/ Microsoft PlayReady 3.0 DRM management. nVidia GTX 1060 supports HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2. My AV receiver supports HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2. My new 4K TV also supports HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2. I will also buy a Asus PA328Q or PA329Q monitor which has HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2 support next year.

Recently I noticed Netflix will only stream 4K contents on Intel 7th gen Kaby Lake CPU due to DRM restrictions. I do not plan to upgrade my CPU anytime soon since I am buying the new GTX 1060 GPU. Because my whole chain has HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2 support, would just GTX 1060 GPU w/ core i7 6700K CPU meet the requirement to play 4K UHD bluray in the future versions of PowerDVD Ultra? I can pass through DTS-HD/Dolby HD/Dolby Atoms bit stream now, will I be able to continue pass through DTS-HD/Dolby HD/Dolby Atoms for 4K UHD bluray on GTX 1060's HDMI 2.0 port w/ HDCP 2.2 support?

Your answer would be greatly appreciated because I don't want to buy GTX 1060 ends up not able to play 4K UHD bluray in the future version of PowerDVD Ultra.
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Hi audreyp,

It's not published yet, but we will keep you informed.

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Quote Hi audreyp,

It's not published yet, but we will keep you informed.

Greetings

Hicham




It has been a couple of months now any new information as it really makes it difficult

to purchase without such recommendations .

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Bogdan_D [Avatar]
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Read this:

https://forum.redfox.bz/threads/new-in-powerdvd-17.72076/
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That's pretty funny. How can it leak on sites like that when there's not even official confirmation it exists?

the minimum specs for 4K bluray playback are ridiculous.

you need a kaby lake CPU and have to use the igpu hdmi output. No nvidia or AMD hardware acceleration then?

Quite curious about the audio improvements. Have cyberlink finally enabled atmos decoding to analogue?

That would be huge if they had.

windows 10 has the Dolby access app that enables Dolby atmos in the windows sound settings and play all my games in atmos that I've tried so far since the update.

Still if I have to buy a Kay lake cpu, new motherboard, new RAM, a new copy of cyberlink powerdvd and a 4K bluray player for PC, I might as well buy an XboxS and save some money and have a dedicated 4K bluray player with all the Amazon prime and Netflix apps installed on that.



not only do we have to have hdcp 2.2 screens and amps, we have to have the CPU to support it too.

All this DRM laden tech just to play back a video and a few wavs. I bet HDCP 2.2 will be cracked in a month anyway making it all pointless. Haswell 4770k watercooled @4.6 ghz. 16GB RAM,
Nvidia 980TI GTX, Marantz AV7702mk2, Apogee Duet, 3x Adam A77X, 4x Mackie MR5's, 4X Mackie CR4
Panasonic PT-AT6000e projector, 120" fixed projector screen, Panasonic ST30 50" TV.
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Jeff R 1 [Avatar]
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Quote That's pretty funny. How can it leak on sites like that when there's not even official confirmation it exists?

the minimum specs for 4K bluray playback are ridiculous.

you need a kaby lake CPU and have to use the igpu hdmi output. No nvidia or AMD hardware acceleration then?

Quite curious about the audio improvements. Have cyberlink finally enabled atmos decoding to analogue?

That would be huge if they had.

windows 10 has the Dolby access app that enables Dolby atmos in the windows sound settings and play all my games in atmos that I've tried so far since the update.

Still if I have to buy a Kay lake cpu, new motherboard, new RAM, a new copy of cyberlink powerdvd and a 4K bluray player for PC, I might as well buy an XboxS and save some money and have a dedicated 4K bluray player with all the Amazon prime and Netflix apps installed on that.



not only do we have to have hdcp 2.2 screens and amps, we have to have the CPU to support it too.

All this DRM laden tech just to play back a video and a few wavs. I bet HDCP 2.2 will be cracked in a month anyway making it all pointless.


And the one and only UHD Blu-ray reader for the PC that was supposed to be scheduled for release at the end of March by Pioneer, apparently has been postponed due to the lack of interest. Gee... I wonder why that is ????

Cyberlink may not be responsible for having to deal with the strict DRM, but it's still sucks _ why did they even bother ?

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Milyard [Avatar]
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I wouldn't get your hopes up as of yet for 3D playback with new version. The Kaby Lake has issues with HDMI 2.0 ports.



See:



https://communities.intel.com/message/464834#464834
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CyberLink and Pioneer requirements are here:

http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/Computer/Computer+Drives/BDR-211UBK

http://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?t=287599

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Hi all,

PowerDVD17 has been released today. Please visit https://www.cyberlink.com/products/powerdvd-ultra/features_en_US.html

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