New Pioneer BDR-212UBK Internal Drive

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (UHD only)' started by MrFinch, Jan 18, 2020.

  1. kufo

    kufo Well-Known Member

    Perhaps I should have written more clearly: I was only refering about reading UHD disc. Normal BD disc is no problem for most drives.
    I´m really looking forward with yor progress in conecting your hardware. Good luck (y)
     
  2. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL

    On top of that, official uhd drives have a matching AACS 2.1 drive host certificate, without such a certificate anydvd can't properly decrypt uhd discs (AACS 2.0 or 2.1) on such drives. And until one leaks or the protection itself is fully cracked, friendly models are the only option.

    This is a drive/host certificate problem. Then there's also that fact that drive manufacturers also issued firmware updates for friendly models under the guise of 'uhd optimization' or something else. In reality they closed that loophole anydvd uses, which forced users with such firmwares to downgrade.

    Users have a right to backup their purchases, but everyone other factor involved don't want you do to that and will do everything they can to stop you.

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  3. DaveO88

    DaveO88 Moderator

    I USE THE UBK 211 AND CANNOT SAY NEGATIVELY WITH PDVD, IT DOES IT WORK AS IT IS.
    To do this, however, all the requirements must be met that are required with the Cyberlink UHDBD advisor. It can also become unstable with any new driver that is installed. Then it would be better to copy the disc with a friendly drive and play it with a media player, there is no need to run an additional PC.
     
  4. coopervid

    coopervid Moderator

    You will not regret to buy a friendly drive in addition at about $80 given all advantages you would have. And considering how much money you already spent on your rig to be UHD compatible.
     
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  5. MrFinch

    MrFinch Member

    My apologies CooperVid I don't mean to sound ungrateful. I appreciate all the explanations. I will look into picking up a 2nd drive for ripping.
     
  6. MrFinch

    MrFinch Member

    Your right! I had an internal Asus DVD player ages ago and it worked well. Which would be better a better BR player, Asus or LG?
     
  7. coopervid

    coopervid Moderator

    The hardware is identical. If you live in the US I would recommend an ASUS BW-16D1HT. The hardware compatible LG BH16NS55 is hard to get. That's the equivalent LG drive. Look what you can get. Both drives can be cross-flashed to each other. I prefer the ASUS firmware. But be aware! You have to flash both drives to a "friendly" firmware. Out of the box they are now unfriendly. But that process is just a matter of seconds and a reboot afterwards.
     
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  8. MrFinch

    MrFinch Member

    I made this statement in error. I was thinking of Panasonic's line of 4K players for home theaters.
     
  9. coopervid

    coopervid Moderator

    No prob. Get your UHD friendly drive and then send a PM as said previously to receive directions for flashing friendly firmware. CU!
     
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  10. MrFinch

    MrFinch Member

    I tried to send you a PM but keep getting an error. Try sending me a PM.
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  11. kufo

    kufo Well-Known Member

    I just sent him a PM. Are you able to sent a PM to an other member?
     
  12. MrFinch

    MrFinch Member

    I believe I finally have everything squared away. I was having inconsistent success playing 4K disks the past few days. I uninstalled the Intel 630 GPU driver and did a clean install. I then disabled my secondary Radeon RX580 GPU in Device Manager. This made the Intel 630 the proprietary GPU. When I launched PowerDVD v19.0 to play a 4K disk on my Sony Bravia, there was a brief message saying something needed to play was missing. PowerDVD proceeded to added some missing piece and viola, I can now play 4K disks with my Pioneer BDR-212UBK. I will be installing a friendly ASUS BD-ROM shortly.
     
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  13. MrFinch

    MrFinch Member

    I can PM you. It won't let me follow him either. I was able to follow Dave088, Redfox Moderator.
     
  14. kufo

    kufo Well-Known Member

    If you want to ask coopervid for any advice, you can write it here. I will submit it to him in my existing conversation.
     
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2020
  15. MrFinch

    MrFinch Member

    Thanks! I was just looking for the sequence of steps to perform the flashing procedure.
     
  16. Babirusa

    Babirusa Well-Known Member

    ???? So many reasons. Ability to use whatever player you want. Ability to get access to full quality audio without downgrading if you don't go through PAP nonsense. Ability to play on older TVs without latest HDCP. Ability to play on a PC that doesn't have all the newest nonsense chipsets and OS versions that are required for official UHD playback.
     
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  17. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    ... subtitle placement & transparency. :)
     
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  18. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL

    Removal of UOP's so you can skip trailer crap

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