NEW OPTION: 'UHD Friendly' Firmware Downgrade / Cross-Flash Using Official (Modified) ASUS Flasher for ASUS & LG Drives

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GregoryV
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Re: NEW OPTION: 'UHD Friendly' Firmware Downgrade / Cross-Flash Using Official (Modified) ASUS Flasher for ASUS & LG Dri

Post by GregoryV » Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:18 am

MartyMcNuts wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:15 am
GregoryV wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:39 am
SamuriHL wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:56 pm
Because you have not read enough. You can't go directly to 1.00 from 1.02.
I've followed the directions given by the OP. And it still doesn't change the fact that it will not flash at all. It fails even when attempting to go from the stock 1.02 to the 1.02 mk. Maybe you need to read a bit more.
Ok, I think I know why it hasn't worked. I just realized that your drive's stock 1.02 firmware is an encrypted firmware.

Here are the new steps for you:
1. Using the SDFtool Flasher, select firmware 1.02 MK and check the "enc" box.
2. Once this has flashed successfully, select firmware 1.00 MK and make sure "enc" is not checked.

This should do the trick and you should be on 1.00 MK.
Thank you. I will try as soon as my current rips are done on the computer.
Again youve been awesome! TY

GregoryV
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Re: NEW OPTION: 'UHD Friendly' Firmware Downgrade / Cross-Flash Using Official (Modified) ASUS Flasher for ASUS & LG Dri

Post by GregoryV » Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:48 am

MartyMcNuts wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:15 am
GregoryV wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:39 am
SamuriHL wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:56 pm
Because you have not read enough. You can't go directly to 1.00 from 1.02.
I've followed the directions given by the OP. And it still doesn't change the fact that it will not flash at all. It fails even when attempting to go from the stock 1.02 to the 1.02 mk. Maybe you need to read a bit more.
Ok, I think I know why it hasn't worked. I just realized that your drive's stock 1.02 firmware is an encrypted firmware.

Here are the new steps for you:
1. Using the SDFtool Flasher, select firmware 1.02 MK and check the "enc" box.
2. Once this has flashed successfully, select firmware 1.00 MK and make sure "enc" is not checked.

This should do the trick and you should be on 1.00 MK.

Thank you so much! Got the firmware down to 1.0 using the exact method you listed. Unfortunately its still showing not supported by DVDFAB even though they list the drive with 1.0 being supported, but thats an issue for there not here. I just want to rip my movies and have VOB files in AVI so I can watch them from my media player in the truck like I do with standard blurays.
Do you have any recommendations for software that will do that with this drive now at 1.0? Does MakeMKV have that option or is it full disc backup only?

MartyMcNuts
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Re: NEW OPTION: 'UHD Friendly' Firmware Downgrade / Cross-Flash Using Official (Modified) ASUS Flasher for ASUS & LG Dri

Post by MartyMcNuts » Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:08 am

GregoryV wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:48 am
MartyMcNuts wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:15 am
GregoryV wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:39 am


I've followed the directions given by the OP. And it still doesn't change the fact that it will not flash at all. It fails even when attempting to go from the stock 1.02 to the 1.02 mk. Maybe you need to read a bit more.
Ok, I think I know why it hasn't worked. I just realized that your drive's stock 1.02 firmware is an encrypted firmware.

Here are the new steps for you:
1. Using the SDFtool Flasher, select firmware 1.02 MK and check the "enc" box.
2. Once this has flashed successfully, select firmware 1.00 MK and make sure "enc" is not checked.

This should do the trick and you should be on 1.00 MK.

Thank you so much! Got the firmware down to 1.0 using the exact method you listed. Unfortunately its still showing not supported by DVDFAB even though they list the drive with 1.0 being supported, but thats an issue for there not here. I just want to rip my movies and have VOB files in AVI so I can watch them from my media player in the truck like I do with standard blurays.
Do you have any recommendations for software that will do that with this drive now at 1.0? Does MakeMKV have that option or is it full disc backup only?
Glad you got it sorted.

MakeMKV can back upto full folder or movie only MKV file.

You could use MakeMKV to rip your movies to a MKV file. If your media player can't play MKV files, you could use basically any other software, such as HandBrake or DVDFab, to then convert the MKV file to an AVI.
Cheers :D
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GregoryV
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Re: NEW OPTION: 'UHD Friendly' Firmware Downgrade / Cross-Flash Using Official (Modified) ASUS Flasher for ASUS & LG Dri

Post by GregoryV » Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:13 am

MartyMcNuts wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:08 am
GregoryV wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:48 am
MartyMcNuts wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:15 am


Ok, I think I know why it hasn't worked. I just realized that your drive's stock 1.02 firmware is an encrypted firmware.

Here are the new steps for you:
1. Using the SDFtool Flasher, select firmware 1.02 MK and check the "enc" box.
2. Once this has flashed successfully, select firmware 1.00 MK and make sure "enc" is not checked.

This should do the trick and you should be on 1.00 MK.

Thank you so much! Got the firmware down to 1.0 using the exact method you listed. Unfortunately its still showing not supported by DVDFAB even though they list the drive with 1.0 being supported, but thats an issue for there not here. I just want to rip my movies and have VOB files in AVI so I can watch them from my media player in the truck like I do with standard blurays.
Do you have any recommendations for software that will do that with this drive now at 1.0? Does MakeMKV have that option or is it full disc backup only?
Glad you got it sorted.

MakeMKV can back upto full folder or movie only MKV file.

You could use MakeMKV to rip your movies to a MKV file. If your media player can't play MKV files, you could use basically any other software, such as HandBrake or DVDFab, to then convert the MKV file to an AVI.
Thank you for the info. I will start watching some videos to learn how to properly use MakeMKV. You've been a rock star being so patient with my newbie ways. I hope you have a glorious weekend!

MartyMcNuts
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Re: NEW OPTION: 'UHD Friendly' Firmware Downgrade / Cross-Flash Using Official (Modified) ASUS Flasher for ASUS & LG Dri

Post by MartyMcNuts » Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:59 am

GregoryV wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:13 am
MartyMcNuts wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:08 am
GregoryV wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:48 am



Thank you so much! Got the firmware down to 1.0 using the exact method you listed. Unfortunately its still showing not supported by DVDFAB even though they list the drive with 1.0 being supported, but thats an issue for there not here. I just want to rip my movies and have VOB files in AVI so I can watch them from my media player in the truck like I do with standard blurays.
Do you have any recommendations for software that will do that with this drive now at 1.0? Does MakeMKV have that option or is it full disc backup only?
Glad you got it sorted.

MakeMKV can back upto full folder or movie only MKV file.

You could use MakeMKV to rip your movies to a MKV file. If your media player can't play MKV files, you could use basically any other software, such as HandBrake or DVDFab, to then convert the MKV file to an AVI.
Thank you for the info. I will start watching some videos to learn how to properly use MakeMKV. You've been a rock star being so patient with my newbie ways. I hope you have a glorious weekend!
You too. Cheers
Cheers :D
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Billycar11
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Re: NEW OPTION: 'UHD Friendly' Firmware Downgrade / Cross-Flash Using Official (Modified) ASUS Flasher for ASUS & LG Dri

Post by Billycar11 » Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:09 am

if only all of us read the pinned guide lol
Billycar11 wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 5:20 am

Newer OEM Firmwares and encrypted:

New Encrypted firmware
List of Know Encrypted firmware (so far, any firmware with date in 2020 is encrypted)
HL-DT-ST-BD-RE_BE16NU50-1.04-N000300-212005081025.bin
HL-DT-ST-BD-RE_BH14NS50-1.03-N000400-212004211008.bin
HL-DT-ST-BD-RE_BH16NS40-NS50-1.05-N000600-212005061331.bin
HL-DT-ST-BD-RE_BH16NS50-1.03-N000400-212004210958.bin
HL-DT-ST-BD-RE_BH16NS55-1.05-N000400-212004211049.bin
HL-DT-ST-BD-RE_BH16NS60-1.02-N000600-212005081014.bin
HL-DT-ST-BD-RE_BP50NB40-NB50-1.03-N000800-212005070917.bin
HL-DT-ST-BD-RE_BP55EB40-NB50-1.03-N000800-212005070924.bin
HL-DT-ST-BD-RE_BP60NB10-1.02-N000800-212005070935.bin
HL-DT-ST-BD-RE_BU40N-1.04-N000500-212005061142.bin
HL-DT-ST-BD-RE_WH14NS40-NS50-1.05-N000900-212005061444.bin
HL-DT-ST-BD-RE_WH16NS40-NS50-1.05-N000900-212005061440.bin
HL-DT-ST-BD-RE_WH16NS60-1.03-N000600-212005081010.bin
HL-DT-ST-BD-RE_WP50NB40-NB50-1.03-N000800-212005070929.bin
HL-DT-ST-BDDVDRW_CH12NS40-1.03-N000800-212005080957.bin
HL-DT-ST-BDDVDRW_UH12NS40-1.03-N000800-212005080959.bin



GregoryV
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Re: NEW OPTION: 'UHD Friendly' Firmware Downgrade / Cross-Flash Using Official (Modified) ASUS Flasher for ASUS & LG Dri

Post by GregoryV » Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:27 am

Billycar11 wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:09 am
if only all of us read the pinned guide lol
Billycar11 wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 5:20 am

Newer OEM Firmwares and encrypted:

New Encrypted firmware
List of Know Encrypted firmware (so far, any firmware with date in 2020 is encrypted)
HL-DT-ST-BD-RE_BE16NU50-1.04-N000300-212005081025.bin
HL-DT-ST-BD-RE_BH14NS50-1.03-N000400-212004211008.bin
HL-DT-ST-BD-RE_BH16NS40-NS50-1.05-N000600-212005061331.bin
HL-DT-ST-BD-RE_BH16NS50-1.03-N000400-212004210958.bin
HL-DT-ST-BD-RE_BH16NS55-1.05-N000400-212004211049.bin
HL-DT-ST-BD-RE_BH16NS60-1.02-N000600-212005081014.bin
HL-DT-ST-BD-RE_BP50NB40-NB50-1.03-N000800-212005070917.bin
HL-DT-ST-BD-RE_BP55EB40-NB50-1.03-N000800-212005070924.bin
HL-DT-ST-BD-RE_BP60NB10-1.02-N000800-212005070935.bin
HL-DT-ST-BD-RE_BU40N-1.04-N000500-212005061142.bin
HL-DT-ST-BD-RE_WH14NS40-NS50-1.05-N000900-212005061444.bin
HL-DT-ST-BD-RE_WH16NS40-NS50-1.05-N000900-212005061440.bin
HL-DT-ST-BD-RE_WH16NS60-1.03-N000600-212005081010.bin
HL-DT-ST-BD-RE_WP50NB40-NB50-1.03-N000800-212005070929.bin
HL-DT-ST-BDDVDRW_CH12NS40-1.03-N000800-212005080957.bin
HL-DT-ST-BDDVDRW_UH12NS40-1.03-N000800-212005080959.bin


I understand your point to a degree but it was not in the beginning of this thread and no post at the beginning leading to this list. I stated my status as a newbie to the flashing and used the search function here in regards to firmware issues for my drive. That "pinned" list did not come up in the probably 250 pages on different threads with clear search terms I went through.

Billycar11
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Re: NEW OPTION: 'UHD Friendly' Firmware Downgrade / Cross-Flash Using Official (Modified) ASUS Flasher for ASUS & LG Dri

Post by Billycar11 » Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:56 am

GregoryV wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:27 am
I understand your point to a degree but it was not in the beginning of this thread and no post at the beginning leading to this list. I stated my status as a newbie to the flashing and used the search function here in regards to firmware issues for my drive. That "pinned" list did not come up in the probably 250 pages on different threads with clear search terms I went through.
i didnt mean it as an insult i tried to help you too but i didnt remember my own guide because that part was updated by the makemkv developer.

something0
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Re: NEW OPTION: 'UHD Friendly' Firmware Downgrade / Cross-Flash Using Official (Modified) ASUS Flasher for ASUS & LG Dri

Post by something0 » Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:36 am

hey, I'm really new to the whole drive firmware flashing,

I recently bought an LG BP50NB40 with SVC NB40 (i didn't specifically choose that SVC) and it has a drive platform of MT1959. the revision is also 1.03. I believe from one of the posts in this thread or another that I SHOULD, in theory, be able to flash the BP50NB40-NB40 IF it has a drive platform of MT1959, but when I use the modified Asus flasher I get an updating failure #5 error. when I used the modified LG flasher I just get stuck on 0%.

can anyone help me with this as I really feel like I wasted my money?

Drive Information
OS device name: G:
Manufacturer: HL-DT-ST
Product: BD-RE BP50NB40
Revision: 1.03
Serial number: SIKB1K7805309
Firmware date: 2120-05-07 09:17
Bus encryption flags: 17

LibreDrive Information
Status: Possible (with patched firmware)
Drive platform: MT1959
Harware support: Yes
Firmware support: No
Firmware type: Original (patched version available)
Firmware version: 1.03
DVD all regions: Possible (with patched firmware)
BD raw data read: Possible (with patched firmware)
BD raw metadata read: Possible (with patched firmware)
Unrestricted read speed: Possible (with patched firmware)

MartyMcNuts
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Re: NEW OPTION: 'UHD Friendly' Firmware Downgrade / Cross-Flash Using Official (Modified) ASUS Flasher for ASUS & LG Dri

Post by MartyMcNuts » Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:09 am

something0 wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:36 am
hey, I'm really new to the whole drive firmware flashing,

I recently bought an LG BP50NB40 with SVC NB40 (i didn't specifically choose that SVC) and it has a drive platform of MT1959. the revision is also 1.03. I believe from one of the posts in this thread or another that I SHOULD, in theory, be able to flash the BP50NB40-NB40 IF it has a drive platform of MT1959, but when I use the modified Asus flasher I get an updating failure #5 error. when I used the modified LG flasher I just get stuck on 0%.

can anyone help me with this as I really feel like I wasted my money?

Drive Information
OS device name: G:
Manufacturer: HL-DT-ST
Product: BD-RE BP50NB40
Revision: 1.03
Serial number: SIKB1K7805309
Firmware date: 2120-05-07 09:17
Bus encryption flags: 17

LibreDrive Information
Status: Possible (with patched firmware)
Drive platform: MT1959
Harware support: Yes
Firmware support: No
Firmware type: Original (patched version available)
Firmware version: 1.03
DVD all regions: Possible (with patched firmware)
BD raw data read: Possible (with patched firmware)
BD raw metadata read: Possible (with patched firmware)
Unrestricted read speed: Possible (with patched firmware)
Yep, use the SDFtool Flasher. Get it from here. viewtopic.php?f=16&t=22896

Your drive comes with an encrypted firmware, so here are the steps for you to follow:
  • Run SDFtool Flasher and select drive.
  • Select "WRITE firmware" if not already selected.
  • Select firmware HL-DT-ST-BD-RE_BP50NB40-NB50-1.03-NM00800-212005070917.bin from the "HL-DT-ST" folder in the MK firmware pack you have already downloaded with the ASUS flasher.
  • Check the "enc?" box as your drive's stock firmware is encrypted.
  • Press START to flash your drive.

Your drive should now be on firmware BP50NB40 1.03 MK, which will have enabled LibreDrive. Now, if you also want UHD capabilities, please perform the below steps:
  • Select the drive in SDFtool Flasher.
  • Select "WRITE firmware" if not already selected.
  • Select firmware HL-DT-ST-BD-RE_BP60NB10-1.00-NM00200-211711211720.bin from the "old" folder in the MK firmware pack you have already downloaded with the ASUS flasher.
  • Press START to flash your drive.

Your drive should now be on firmware BP60NB10 1.00 MK which has LibreDrive enabled and can also read UHD discs.
Cheers :D
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something0
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Re: NEW OPTION: 'UHD Friendly' Firmware Downgrade / Cross-Flash Using Official (Modified) ASUS Flasher for ASUS & LG Dri

Post by something0 » Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:45 am

MartyMcNuts wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:09 am
something0 wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:36 am
hey, I'm really new to the whole drive firmware flashing,

I recently bought an LG BP50NB40 with SVC NB40 (i didn't specifically choose that SVC) and it has a drive platform of MT1959. the revision is also 1.03. I believe from one of the posts in this thread or another that I SHOULD, in theory, be able to flash the BP50NB40-NB40 IF it has a drive platform of MT1959, but when I use the modified Asus flasher I get an updating failure #5 error. when I used the modified LG flasher I just get stuck on 0%.

can anyone help me with this as I really feel like I wasted my money?

Drive Information
OS device name: G:
Manufacturer: HL-DT-ST
Product: BD-RE BP50NB40
Revision: 1.03
Serial number: SIKB1K7805309
Firmware date: 2120-05-07 09:17
Bus encryption flags: 17

LibreDrive Information
Status: Possible (with patched firmware)
Drive platform: MT1959
Harware support: Yes
Firmware support: No
Firmware type: Original (patched version available)
Firmware version: 1.03
DVD all regions: Possible (with patched firmware)
BD raw data read: Possible (with patched firmware)
BD raw metadata read: Possible (with patched firmware)
Unrestricted read speed: Possible (with patched firmware)
Yep, use the SDFtool Flasher. Get it from here. viewtopic.php?f=16&t=22896

Your drive comes with an encrypted firmware, so here are the steps for you to follow:
  • Run SDFtool Flasher and select drive.
  • Select "WRITE firmware" if not already selected.
  • Select firmware HL-DT-ST-BD-RE_BP50NB40-NB50-1.03-NM00800-212005070917.bin from the "HL-DT-ST" folder in the MK firmware pack you have already downloaded with the ASUS flasher.
  • Check the "enc?" box as your drive's stock firmware is encrypted.
  • Press START to flash your drive.

Your drive should now be on firmware BP50NB40 1.03 MK, which will have enabled LibreDrive. Now, if you also want UHD capabilities, please perform the below steps:
  • Select the drive in SDFtool Flasher.
  • Select "WRITE firmware" if not already selected.
  • Select firmware HL-DT-ST-BD-RE_BP60NB10-1.00-NM00200-211711211720.bin from the "old" folder in the MK firmware pack you have already downloaded with the ASUS flasher.
  • Press START to flash your drive.

Your drive should now be on firmware BP60NB10 1.00 MK which has LibreDrive enabled and can also read UHD discs.
hey man, thanks

I literally found out about SDFtool Flasher right after I made that post. I successfully flashed it to the MK version with SDFtool and then I used your modded Asus flasher to flash your hybrid BP60NB10 onto my drive.

now my drive is being recognised as BP60NB10 :)

thanks a lot for making the hybrid firmware :)

DMCnNYC
Posts: 1
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Re: NEW OPTION: 'UHD Friendly' Firmware Downgrade / Cross-Flash Using Official (Modified) ASUS Flasher for ASUS & LG Dri

Post by DMCnNYC » Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:56 pm

The tools listed here and these last several posts were a HUGE help in getting my drive flashed appropriately! Thanks for all the hard work on this.

MartyMcNuts
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Re: NEW OPTION: 'UHD Friendly' Firmware Downgrade / Cross-Flash Using Official (Modified) ASUS Flasher for ASUS & LG Dri

Post by MartyMcNuts » Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:39 pm

something0 wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:45 am
MartyMcNuts wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:09 am
something0 wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:36 am
hey, I'm really new to the whole drive firmware flashing,

I recently bought an LG BP50NB40 with SVC NB40 (i didn't specifically choose that SVC) and it has a drive platform of MT1959. the revision is also 1.03. I believe from one of the posts in this thread or another that I SHOULD, in theory, be able to flash the BP50NB40-NB40 IF it has a drive platform of MT1959, but when I use the modified Asus flasher I get an updating failure #5 error. when I used the modified LG flasher I just get stuck on 0%.

can anyone help me with this as I really feel like I wasted my money?

Drive Information
OS device name: G:
Manufacturer: HL-DT-ST
Product: BD-RE BP50NB40
Revision: 1.03
Serial number: SIKB1K7805309
Firmware date: 2120-05-07 09:17
Bus encryption flags: 17

LibreDrive Information
Status: Possible (with patched firmware)
Drive platform: MT1959
Harware support: Yes
Firmware support: No
Firmware type: Original (patched version available)
Firmware version: 1.03
DVD all regions: Possible (with patched firmware)
BD raw data read: Possible (with patched firmware)
BD raw metadata read: Possible (with patched firmware)
Unrestricted read speed: Possible (with patched firmware)
Yep, use the SDFtool Flasher. Get it from here. viewtopic.php?f=16&t=22896

Your drive comes with an encrypted firmware, so here are the steps for you to follow:
  • Run SDFtool Flasher and select drive.
  • Select "WRITE firmware" if not already selected.
  • Select firmware HL-DT-ST-BD-RE_BP50NB40-NB50-1.03-NM00800-212005070917.bin from the "HL-DT-ST" folder in the MK firmware pack you have already downloaded with the ASUS flasher.
  • Check the "enc?" box as your drive's stock firmware is encrypted.
  • Press START to flash your drive.

Your drive should now be on firmware BP50NB40 1.03 MK, which will have enabled LibreDrive. Now, if you also want UHD capabilities, please perform the below steps:
  • Select the drive in SDFtool Flasher.
  • Select "WRITE firmware" if not already selected.
  • Select firmware HL-DT-ST-BD-RE_BP60NB10-1.00-NM00200-211711211720.bin from the "old" folder in the MK firmware pack you have already downloaded with the ASUS flasher.
  • Press START to flash your drive.

Your drive should now be on firmware BP60NB10 1.00 MK which has LibreDrive enabled and can also read UHD discs.
hey man, thanks

I literally found out about SDFtool Flasher right after I made that post. I successfully flashed it to the MK version with SDFtool and then I used your modded Asus flasher to flash your hybrid BP60NB10 onto my drive.

now my drive is being recognised as BP60NB10 :)

thanks a lot for making the hybrid firmware :)
No worries, but for future reference, if you follow all my steps above, the hybrid firmware is no longer needed! Anyway, glad you now have it UHD capable.
Cheers :D
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