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Old 07-26-17, 11:47 AM   #1
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What's the final word on 4K HDMI cables? Necessary or hogwash?

Ever since venturing into 4K by buying both the TV and player, I've been seeing conflicting information on whether or not a so-called 4K HDMI cable is needed to maximize the viewing experience. Many places online say it's nonsense, yet most of the backs of the 4K movies say you not only need the TV and player, but an HDMI 2.0 (or Category 2) cable.

What's the story, and what are your experiences?
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Old 07-26-17, 01:40 PM   #2
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Re: What's the final word on 4K HDMI cables? Necessary or hogwash?

It isn't so much you need "4k HDMI", but rather you need HDMI cables that are 18 Gbps. It's the least you can get to support full 4k. Anything less and the signal will downgrade to 1080p.

Keep in mind HDMI 2.1 is headed our way soon.
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Re: What's the final word on 4K HDMI cables? Necessary or hogwash?

I don't remember exactly what cable I've had until yesterday, but all I know is after I recently bought and inserted the 4K release of Ex Machina, I got a message on my TV screen saying it was going to play the movie in standard HD, and it claimed my equipment wasn't compatible, even though I had already played several 4K titles previously, and didn't get that message. So, I went and bought a GE 18 Gbps cable, and I wanted to make sure I was getting the right thing. All the information online just seems to be vague.
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