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I have installed PowerDVD 21 Ultra.
It plays UHD Blu-ray media, no issues, improved PQ over PowerDVD 17.

But there is a downside I haven't solved yet.

playing BDMV (or AVCHD) UHD folders, playback just hangs.


OK, thanks for the info. I never got past the Intel Management engine situation related to SGX, even though that had been updated. I don't need HDR either but I still can't get past the SGX situation. I can't ignore it because the software will not play UHD DVDs, unless I am missing something and I think I did turn off the HDR option.

My gaming, high powered systems, don't use the Intel graphics so they won't work. I still have a 17 inch Dell laptop I have not yet tried but it does not have a 4K display.

I probably need to get a 4K TV or monitor but don't know for sure if that money would be wasted also since the SGX problem does not seem to be tied to the monitor.

The original gaming laptop I was trying to use is now on Windows 11, even though it is not supported. I might try again with that configuration.

Thanks again..
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No it does not. The Intel SGX feature only involves the CPU hardware, Intel chipset driver (Intel Management Engine), motherboard firmware (BIOS) and Windows OS configuration.

Dave


I am starting to get the impression that it will no longer be allowed for folks to playback UHD Blu-Ray videos. PowerDVD 21 can not seem to do it. I noticed the Intel i9 11900K processor, I have in my newest system, does not support SGX so the page I found at Dell seems to give a good indication as to what might be happening.

PowerDVD unable to play UHD-BD video | Dell US

Maybe another way will become available to protect content is SGX is in the past.. I think I will just let this go and stay with my 3D Video, which I really like.
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No it does not. The Intel SGX feature only involves the CPU hardware, Intel chipset driver (Intel Management Engine), motherboard firmware (BIOS) and Windows OS configuration.

Dave


Well, I guess I am having some other problem with SGX. I have tried two systems, one older but qualiied and one new system. I always get the SGX is not available.. I suppose I will have to look somewhere else..

Thanks
I seem to be having problems passing the SGX test. Maybe an answer would help so I was wondering if for the SGX test to be successful, does the system need to communicate with the Display device?

I am trying to check my system before spending money on a UHD monitor that may not work. If it needs the monitor to complete the test, then I will have to purchase the display before testing can complete.

The SGX drivers have been loaded and the SGX device does show in the Device Manager.

Thanks..
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And as you all know, I can't do that because I'm stuck with Intel Graphics due SGX and other security ******** that only makes things hard to those who want to so stuff legally because we all know these discs can be ripped in minutes.



If it makes any difference but I just got PowerDVD 21 and installed it on a 7th Gen processor system. It appears to have all the things necessary but I keep getting the message about SGX and the Intel Management engine. So, SGX is still operational, at least on that system.

I checked the Bios on my 10th Gen motherboard system and the SGX options are still in that Bios.. I see they are already referring to the 12th Gen processors so maybe they will change but I am just getting into this and have fairly limited knowledge.

Edit: I just checked my Z590 11th Gen system and I do not see the setting. I could be overlooking it..
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