New in PowerDVD 17

Discussion in 'Third Party Products' started by hadar, Feb 16, 2017.

  1. Adbear

    Adbear Well-Known Member

    Nope, there's no access to it, why would they give access to it when you can't use it?
     
  2. Jeff R 1

    Jeff R 1 Well-Known Member

    I went through three of the on-line manuals from ASRock for their Z270 boards and it clearly states that they are SGX capable. (bottom of page 58)
    I also sent them a message asking them what version of HDMI is on the board and if it's HDCP 2.2 enabled.
    Note that it does say that the HDMI on the board is 4K@60Hz. so it probably is HDMI 2.0, but I would still like to confirm it with ASRock.

    Here's an example.

    http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Fatal1ty Z270 Gaming-ITXac/index.asp#Overview

    With all this, with out any actual video cards being able to play UHD Blu-rays, I'm not interested at all really.
    I was hoping that AMD's Smooth Motion could be implemented for some FI, but at this point that isn't happening, maybe in April or May... :rockingchair:

    SGX.JPG
     
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  3. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL & Mod

    me neither lol, i'm not using a crappy CPU gpu over my 1080. Not even for standard DVD playback
     
  4. ddjmagic

    ddjmagic Well-Known Member

    Does this mean the current BD readers (those that could see the content) have the ability to playback UHD in PDVD? (if the Intel GPU was available)
    I was under the impression they couldn't.
     
  5. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL & Mod

    well adbear has no way of confirming that to be the case, since PDVD won't even try to start playback unless it detects a compatible gpu
     
  6. ddjmagic

    ddjmagic Well-Known Member

    I would assume PDVD would have to detect the source as UHD BD to give the GPU error, so it must be at least reading from it.
    You're right though, we won't tell for sure until someone with fully compliant hardware tries it out (like 1% of PC users :LOL:)
     
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  7. MisterXDTV

    MisterXDTV Well-Known Member

    Adbear has the hardware: he just has to enable iGPU on BIOS, I did it last year it's easy. You can output from both GPUs at the same time.Then run an HDMI cable from the Intel GPU to a screen and he's ready to go
     
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  8. ocean

    ocean Well-Known Member

    Hi, forum ASRock confirmation mainboard Fatal1ty Z270 support HDCP 2.2 via MegaChips MCDP2800BC:
    http://forum.asrock.com/forum_posts...dmi20a-with-hdr-on-fatal1ty-z270-gamingitx-ac
     
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  9. Jeff R 1

    Jeff R 1 Well-Known Member

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  10. Adbear

    Adbear Well-Known Member

    No I can't. My laptop has no way to enable the iGPU nor does it have anything attached to the iGPU to give output. My laptop uses a GTX 1060 and only has access to that.

    What I find disconcerting is that a lot of the new Z270 chipset boards only have HDMI 1.4 on them so even if you have a new CPU and motherboard, chances are you still can't use PDVD 17 to get an output unless you pay for a higher end board
    From what I can see that's the only Z270 board that Asrock make that has HDMI 2.0 or above. All the others appear to have 1.4 as they only do UHD up to 30fps
     
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  11. ddjmagic

    ddjmagic Well-Known Member

    From what I've read elsewhere it seems that HDMI 2.0 is tied into the Thunderbolt 3 chip, so only boards with Thunderbolt 3 will have the intergrated HDMI 2.0 port, hence why only higher end boards have it, since Thunderbolt 3 is a currently a "luxury" feature.
    I don't know how true that is, does anyone have HDMI 2.0 Z270 boards without Thunderbolt 3?
     
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  12. Tourist

    Tourist Well-Known Member

    Regarding the GPUs it seems to be the same farce as with Netflix 4k as both Pascal and Polaris support PlayReady 3.0 :confused:
     
  13. Jeff R 1

    Jeff R 1 Well-Known Member

    Where did you get the information that Polaris supports PlayReady 3.0 ?
     
  14. Tourist

    Tourist Well-Known Member

  15. Gizzmo

    Gizzmo Well-Known Member

    I have bought the Asrock fatal1ty Z270 board and a i5 7500T CPU last week.
    Still was not able to test UHD/4K playback that much because I am fighting
    Blu-ray 3D playback and HD audio issues.
     
  16. Jeff R 1

    Jeff R 1 Well-Known Member

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  17. Jeff R 1

    Jeff R 1 Well-Known Member

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  18. MisterXDTV

    MisterXDTV Well-Known Member

    The problem is that PlayReady 3.0 on the GPU is not enough: the pipeline begins at CPU/Mainboard level with the Intel SGX requirement. Without that you can't play copy-protected UHD content on PC.

    CPU (SGX)->Motherboard (SGX)->iGPU (HDCP 2.2)->Display

    If the chain is broken at any point before display output, no playback for Netflix 4K and UHD BD...
     
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  19. Jeff R 1

    Jeff R 1 Well-Known Member

    Just stumbled upon this too, but certainly it isn't new news, note the date of May 17, 2016.
    It's from Kaustubh Sanghani ; that's NVIDIA's General Manager, which is what makes the comment credible.
    However even with that, it's as what MisterXDTV said above.

    http://www.geforce.com/whats-new/articles/pascal-video-playback
     
  20. MisterXDTV

    MisterXDTV Well-Known Member

    Also PlayReady 3.0, is never actually mentioned as a requirement either for Netflix 4K and/or UHD-BD...

    The main requirement is Intel SGX that relies on a direct connection: CPU+MoBo+iGPU