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Re: HiMedia Q5/Q10 Pro 4K HDR Review
« Reply #225 on: April 16, 2018, 21:46 »
After I re-assign my Q10pro with new IP, now it start working again with the new firmware. Strange that all old IP I assigned before could not be use for the new firmware to work.

Nice to hear that u get it going .....


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Re: HiMedia Q5/Q10 Pro 4K HDR Review
« Reply #226 on: April 23, 2018, 18:10 »
My understanding is 4K 60Hz 4:4:4 runs at 18Gbps at 8 bit Color which is the same color  gamut as 720p and 1080i/p. The complication is when HDR comes into play ie HDR increases the color volume and this requires an increases in color gamut which means 10bit or 12bit deep color. This only happens using HDMI 2.0 specs which as the min (10/12bit color)

The bottom line is that (I think) there is no 4K 60 4:4:4 HDR supported by HDMI 2.0 — it requires HDMI 2.1 specs. As of now, we are frequently watching 24fps or chroma 4:2:0 or 4:2:2 which is still under 18Gbps.

In summary 4K formats for HDMI 2.0:

4K 60 4:4:4 (no HDR) = 17.82Gbps (supports 8 bit)
4K 30 4:4:4 10bit HDR (no 60fps) = 11.14Gbps (supports 8bit, 10bit, 12bit, 16bit)
4K 60 4:2:2 10bit HDR (no 4:4:4) = 17.82Gbps (supports 12 bit)
4K 60 4:2:0 10bit HDR (no 4:4:4) = 17.82Gbps (supports 8bit, 10bit, 12bit, 16bit)

4K 60 4:4:4 10b HDR = 22.28Gbps (needs HDMI 2.1)

Do take note that HDR HDMI defaults to 8-bit even at 4K UHD, but stepping up the ladder requires 10-bit minimum (according to spec anyway) and HDR can still works for only the brightness and contrast — not color volume because this is the greatest benefit of HDR.

The ideal scenario would be 4K 60 4:2:2 HDR, where either 10- or 12-bit color is supported within the 18Gbps HDMI limit and getting the best of today availability until such a time when HDMI 2.1 is ready to serve out more dishes.

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Dear all,
I am on q5pro 2.08 china firmware and still unable to get HDR to my C6 oled tv (hdr is working when playing through xiaomi media box) - may i ask which mode on himedia i need to set in order to achieve that?

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Re: HiMedia Q5/Q10 Pro 4K HDR Review
« Reply #227 on: April 23, 2018, 18:11 »
And can pls advise how we can get the bluray menu activated?

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Re: HiMedia Q5/Q10 Pro 4K HDR Review
« Reply #228 on: April 23, 2018, 22:23 »
you can download here: http://www.mediafire.com/file/i1f7j6ejb4p749n/OpenBlurayMode.apk

1. Install BlurayPatch app by opening OpenBlurayMode.apk from Q5/Q10 Pro FileManager or any other file manager app.
2. Run the installed BlurayPatch app (My Apps - BlurayPatch) and press OK to toggle 'Open Bluray'.

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Re: HiMedia Q5/Q10 Pro 4K HDR Review
« Reply #229 on: April 26, 2018, 23:46 »
Appreciate a lot!

Any idea why I am unable to switch to 4k 60 422?

The message says "select not supported".


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HiMedia Q5/Q10 Pro 4K HDR Review
« Reply #230 on: April 27, 2018, 16:26 »
Appreciate a lot!

Any idea why I am unable to switch to 4k 60 422?

The message says "select not supported".

Click the “Settings” icon box and select your “Display” which is left of the “Network” icon. It will switch to the another screen showing Screen Size Positioning and your tv resolution. You can click the Up arrow or Down arrow key on the remote to select the available resolution eg 2160p 30 Hz (4k)

After this, you can verify by going to the system advance options for video color space & hdmi deep color: YCbCr422

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Re: HiMedia Q5/Q10 Pro 4K HDR Review
« Reply #231 on: April 28, 2018, 23:21 »
Appreciate a lot your replies! I am able to set to 422 under 4k 30hz, but the HDR is still not showing.. previously when playing an mkv file under android 5.1, i am able to get hdr from the same box, but unable to play UHD iso, now with on Android 7 i can play UHD iso but cant get HDR even in mkv.. any idea what can be wrong?:(

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Re: HiMedia Q5/Q10 Pro 4K HDR Review
« Reply #232 on: April 29, 2018, 20:59 »
Appreciate all for replies! i have solved my problem by changing all cables :)

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Re: HiMedia Q5/Q10 Pro 4K HDR Review
« Reply #233 on: April 30, 2018, 09:20 »
Appreciate all for replies! i have solved my problem by changing all cables :)

Good to hear this and Welcome to the HiMedia  Community !!!


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Re: HiMedia Q5/Q10 Pro 4K HDR Review
« Reply #234 on: April 30, 2018, 23:43 »
Thanks Sunblock :)

Pls pardon my noob question: must we set the HDR to HDR10 under advanced settings to enjoy the latter, as I can't seem to get HDR when in auto HDR mode?

Does it also mean our Player doesn't support Dolby Vision?

Thanks again!

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Re: HiMedia Q5/Q10 Pro 4K HDR Review
« Reply #235 on: May 01, 2018, 09:40 »
Yes ... the unit doesn’t support Dolby Vision and imho, it’s a shame that the HiMedia is almost close to as a perfect unit and with this feature it will set itself ahead of the others.

Most likely in the not too distant future, HiMedia will introduce a new box to support DV and hopefully future firmware upgrade for existing users ;)

Other than MGM and Universal Pictures have committed to Dolby Vision, a high-dynamic-range (HDR) format and playback solution last year, we have yet to see other studios going full speed supporting DV.

For more info, read this article: http://www.acousticfrontiers.com/uhd-101-v2/

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Re: HiMedia Q5/Q10 Pro 4K HDR Review
« Reply #236 on: May 01, 2018, 10:21 »
Appreciate the info!

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Re: HiMedia Q5/Q10 Pro 4K HDR Review
« Reply #237 on: July 03, 2018, 08:48 »
Bro Sunblock, thank you for your assistance in upgrading my Q10 Pro to the latest firmware and Android Nougat. Also streaming TV channels using the unit’s Kodi 17.6.




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Re: HiMedia Q5/Q10 Pro 4K HDR Review
« Reply #238 on: July 04, 2018, 16:24 »
Bro Sunblock, thank you for your assistance in upgrading my Q10 Pro to the latest firmware and Android Nougat. Also streaming TV channels using the unit’s Kodi 17.6.

It’s my pleasure and as promised, here are good Kodi addons which are reliable streaming sites ie Urannus, Incursion, Supremacy, SportsDevil





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Re: HiMedia Q5/Q10 Pro 4K HDR Review
« Reply #239 on: July 04, 2018, 16:27 »
From Uranus:



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