4k HDR Blu Ray Drive

Mr Ski 73

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Dec 11, 2007
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Hi

Does anyone have an internal 4K HDR Blu Ray drive in a Mac Pro 5.1 for watching movies?

iTunes will not stream 4k

Seems a shame when I have a 4k monitor

Any thoughts?
 

StuAff

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Aug 6, 2007
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Portsmouth, UK
Do you mean 4K UHD Blu-ray? There are (as far as I know) no 4K capable Blu-ray apps on MacOS. However, you could certainly connect a compatible drive to a Mac, and then play UHD discs with PowerDVD (etc) on Windows via a Boot Camp install (doubt Parallels or Fusion would work for that), provided the hardware met the necessary requirements.
 

Macsonic

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Sep 6, 2009
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Hi

Does anyone have an internal 4K HDR Blu Ray drive in a Mac Pro 5.1 for watching movies?

iTunes will not stream 4k

Seems a shame when I have a 4k monitor

Any thoughts?
For 4K UHD blu-ray optical drives to play 4K movies, for now it’s geared more on the PC Windows platform. There are strict hardware requirements to be able to play 4K UHD movies in Windows. The CPU needs to be a 7th Gen Kaby Lake and the motherboard needs to support HDMI 2.0 & HDCP 2.2 unless I’m wrong. The GPU needs to a built in Intel 630. The OS needs to be Windows 10. The player needs to be PowerDVD 17 or higher. Below is a link to the requirements.

https://forum.blu-ray.com/showpost.php?p=13271422&postcount=108

There’s also the PowerDVD “Advisor”. It tells the user if his hardware has the requirements to play 4K UHD
https://forum.blu-ray.com/showpost.php?p=13338274&postcount=136
 
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