A Kaby Lake CPU is no longer going to be a requirement for 4K Netflix streaming. Soon subscribers will be able to stream Netflix 4K with most Nvida GeForce GTX 10-series graphics cards.
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Last edited by usually_quiet; 1st May 2017 at 16:18. Reason: forgot to note that this change only affects PCsIgnore list: hello_hello, tried, TechLord
so Netflix do not need SGX at all ?
Any cpu with a 10-series gpu is good ?
I thought it meant that you still need a Kaby lake cpu (SGX) but now you can use the 10-series gpu. Not only the i-gpu.
Last edited by imhh1; 1st May 2017 at 20:31.JVC X550R 4K/HDR/WCG - DENON X2300W 5.1.2 DTS-X/ATMOS - Klipsch Reference Series R-26F, R-25C, R-10S - SAMSUNG K8500 UHD player - GTX1070, i7 HTPC
As far as I can recall, nothing that I read on the subject of Netflix 4K streaming to a PC specifically mentions SGX as a requirement. What I can remember reading last year is that Nvidia's and AMD's latest video cards did not pass Netflix's testing with PlayReady.
The CPU doesn’t matter since the 4K decoding is happening on the discrete graphics card. Nvidia requires a GeForce GTX 1050 graphics card or higher with at least 3GB of RAM to stream 4K Netflix videos.
Last edited by usually_quiet; 1st May 2017 at 20:58.Ignore list: hello_hello, tried, TechLord
thanks, I wonder if kaby lake + 10-series gpu now work with uhd-bd.
The only thing missing in my setup to try it, is the uhd certified bd drive.
My lg drive can see the content of the disc but wont play in PowerDVD 17.JVC X550R 4K/HDR/WCG - DENON X2300W 5.1.2 DTS-X/ATMOS - Klipsch Reference Series R-26F, R-25C, R-10S - SAMSUNG K8500 UHD player - GTX1070, i7 HTPC
Netflix 4K uses different content protection technology than UHD Blu-ray. It is possible that improvements to PlayReady 3.0 implementation aren't enough to allow the use of discrete video cards for decryption. Using the CPU's iGPU and SGX could remain the only option for UHD Blu-ray playback. We'll have to wait and see what happens.
Last edited by usually_quiet; 2nd May 2017 at 12:05. Reason: removed repeated word, grammarIgnore list: hello_hello, tried, TechLord
Just to confirm, I tried on my i7 2600 with a gtx 1070 and it worked. Netflix was running in 4k.
So now lets hope they can update it again to make HDR work.
And if AACS 2.0 is cracked too, I wont need my uhd bd player anymore.JVC X550R 4K/HDR/WCG - DENON X2300W 5.1.2 DTS-X/ATMOS - Klipsch Reference Series R-26F, R-25C, R-10S - SAMSUNG K8500 UHD player - GTX1070, i7 HTPC
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Hello, dear all.
if AACS 2.0 is cracked too
The rumors that one UHD disc using AACS 2.0 was cracked are indeed true?
Source from below: makemkv forum
Until someone publishes code to do this, it would be hard for MakeMKV to "update" to do it. For all we know so far, they managed to obtain ONE key and crack ONE disk. Yes, that's a remarkable change from "No keys, no disks", but still not a general cracking.
Until a more established organization like RedFox (AnyDVD) makes an announcement that they've successfully cracked encryption, I'm dubious to what this "cracking" really means. Color me conservative...For now only MKVToolNix can convert to .mkv and exclude unnecessary tracks. It would be great to see MakeMKV updated.
However I recall in the news last week a critical vulnerability in Intel AMT / ME. My understanding is that the ME has access to everything including memory and is considered by many to be a dangerous back door. I wonder if it is related...the timing seems coincidental.
The timing seems to coincide with release of PC software player (PowerDVD) and UHD-BD certified drives.
It will be wonderful that someone understand how such protection works. Study how things happens. And maybe such programs like Anydvd, MakeMKV or others find some ways to add it to their products's engine.
Of course that such content requires specific hardware / software to be played and not many users will have it now. But in recent future, maybe such content could be more wide spread around the world.
Last edited by devilcoelhodog; 6th May 2017 at 10:46.
@devilcoelhodog This thread's topic is about changes to the requirements for viewing Netflix 4K with a PC. I have asked a moderator to move your post to its own thread since it has nothing to do with Netflix 4K.Ignore list: hello_hello, tried, TechLord
Last edited by usually_quiet; 6th May 2017 at 17:52.Ignore list: hello_hello, tried, TechLord
Thanks for the tips.
Just to share more of my experience with netflix 4k on pc.
-On edge, I get 4k resolution but audio is only 2.0
-On the netflix Win10 app, I get 4k resolution and 5.1 audio. There's also the UltraHD logo.
-No HDR on both software.
-Quality is as good as my Samsung K8500 and even better NO DELAY. (100ms delay needed on my UHD standalone player)
NVIDIA has released a new driver (GeForce 384 Series Driver) which allows 10 series GPUs to work for 4K Netflix with any CPU, and it isn't necessary to be a participant in the Windows Insider Program to obtain it.
https://www.techpowerup.com/234882/nvidia-geforce-384-series-driver-removes-need-for-n...for-4k-netflixIgnore list: hello_hello, tried, TechLord
Last edited by Redden; 3rd Mar 2018 at 09:38.
All the GTX 1080 cards I've looked at have more than enough VRAM, so as long as you are running an up-to-date version of Windows 10, you should be able to use your Netflix 4K subscription.Ignore list: hello_hello, tried, TechLord