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HDMI cable

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by bmwuk, Nov 20, 2018.

  1. bmwuk

    bmwuk Well-Known Member

    How do I ensure that the current HDMI cables I have are sufficient for HDR in 4k..
     
  2. Flint

    Flint "Do you know who I am?" Superstar

    There are two ways of knowing - 1) You play content in 4K HDR according to the TV (most TVs can show the resolution of the content being shown) and it looks good with no artifacts or issues, or 2) Ensure the packaging clearly states the cable inside is 100% compliant with 4K HDR.
     
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  3. Xgm3

    Xgm3 Active Member

    Yep, what flint said or go with blue jeans cable if you want the best. I think blue jeans cable sells some of their hdmi cables on Amazon.
     
  4. bmwuk

    bmwuk Well-Known Member

    I have blue jeans currently. But I bought them a while back. But this is a conversation going nowhere with the X1000ES not working for ****
     
  5. Zing

    Zing Retired Admin Famous

    In case you missed this in another recent thread, @bmwuk, you may find this info helpful.


     
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  6. bmwuk

    bmwuk Well-Known Member

    I love blue jeans but at $22 I may need to go monoprice short term.
     
  7. mzpro5

    mzpro5 Well-Known Member Famous

  8. Flint

    Flint "Do you know who I am?" Superstar

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  9. mzpro5

    mzpro5 Well-Known Member Famous

    I will add that I am using HDMI cables in my 4k setup that I have had for at least 4 years probably longer, never had an issue.
     
  10. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Famous

    I’ve been buying Amazon Basics multi-packs in different lengths for the last few years without one single issue. Whoever’s manufacturing them, they’re cheap and well built.
     
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  11. Towen7

    Towen7 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    Yup
    Plug the cable in and see if it works. Assuming it’s 12’ or less the odds are very good that it’ll be fine.
     
  12. The DirtMerchant

    The DirtMerchant Well-Known Member

    Question, are the bluejeans cheaper (Tartan) HDMI cables fully 4k compatible? Assume they are...
     
  13. CMonster

    CMonster Lazy Individual

    From the article linked to in a previous post that backs what I’ve been saying:

    If you're the type of person that doesn't want to think about it, and doesn't mind spending slightly more, consider Premium Certified HDMI cables. They cost slightly more than non-certified, but they're tested to work with the heavy bandwidth required of 4K HDR content. The difference in price isn't massive. You can still get cheap HDMI cables that are Premium Certified, they're just not quite as cheap as the cheapest options. You don't need to buy these, mind you, but if you just want to buy one thing and not think about it, that's your best option.
     

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