Originally Posted by soyhakan
I don't understand why we need new motherboard and cpu? Unless the htpc has onboard gpu. For example my current pc has no problem with 4k media such as 4k demos even hdr ones. I can display 4k resolutions too without frame drop. Of course i can't hdr to my tv using that pc right now. If i change my gpu with a newer gpu which has hdmi 2.0b and buy powerdvd and an optical drive is this not enough? I think windows 10 is required. Just stupid. Guest what i need change everything.
Microsoft has this annoying PlayReady 3.0 implemented in most of it's new hardware and AACS 2.0 on the UHD Blu-ray discs looks for it.
I've read that PR
3.0 is enabled on the GTX 1000 series cards, but there isn't much info on AMD. I sent them a question about this yesterday, so I'll give it week.
The CPU is needed for sure and that would be Kaby Lake, it's socket is 1151, so if your MoBo is 1150 like mine, then you're screwed, plus the fact any new MoBo's that have on-board sound and graphics will also have to be PR
3.0 enable as well.
Even if you're not using the Mobo's on-board graphics or Kaby Lake's, the MoBo still has to be implemented with PR
The only thing that doesn't appear to be effected is your hard drive and memory.
It's become an incredible annoyance, GPU's like the GT1000 series were upgraded to handle 4K, eg, HDMI 2.0b, HDPC 2.2 and dedicated hd.264 decoding _ all set for UHD Blu-ray, or so we thought, and that should have been it.
Now Microsoft throws us this PlayReady 3.0 Bull Sh*t.
I'm sure there is some legal action that could be taken against them.
If James and company can circumvent AACS 2.0 at the disc, then the rest won't matter.
Remember when Sony released their first ultra expensive native 4K projector, Sony promised in would play the UHD discs ?
Then a few years later they changed the rules on how and what would handle UHD discs and suddenly the that Sony projector became obsolete.
Sony was forced to make good on their promise and a new MoBo was made with one of its HDMI ports enabled with HDPC 2.2.
Here's a little info on it, note the date of the write up of April 2015, so it's certainly been talked about.
Venders like AMD must have known about it _ so they must have had plenty of time to include it in their hardware _ one would think.
Or maybe AMD though it wouldn't be carried out, it's also unclear if it can be added to hardware later on through a firmware update.
The whole thing is such a mess and when it comes to AMD or even Intel and their listed specs, it's unclear which piece of hardware has it for sure or not.
If you go to Newegg, there is no mention of it at all.