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Old 03-10-2021, 07:47 PM   #1
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Default Do higher quality HDMI cables make a difference?

I'm using Monoprice premium high speed cables. They are 18Gbps.

https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=15427

I was having a problem when my Denon receiver's 4K was set to Enhanced. The signal didn't always go through to the TV. I set the receiver's 4K back to Standard and the problem went away but it's not sending the full 4:4:4 signal now.

Someone recommended this cable from Zeskit. It's an 8K cable and is 48Gbps. With this cable I'll be able to set the receiver's 4K back to Enhanced.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07S1CGQ9Z/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A7EB2YHL3E081&psc=1

Will a cable with more bandwidth make a difference in the picture?
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Yes and no. Normally HDMI one gets a perfect picture and sound regardless of the cable being used. But if the bandwidth being sent exceeds the cables capability then no picture and sound could occur or digital artifacts in the picture. A 48Gbps cable is better then a 18Gbps cable in regards to cable capacity. There is also another issue to look at, like the cables build quality. A cheaper cable with lower quality construction may go bad in a few years when compared to a higher gauge and better quality HDMI cable.

What you are experiencing with you’re A/V receiver might be a handshaking issue, and might not be the cable. Try turning on your equipment that has HDMI in the chain in a different order and it might fix the problem. TV on first then A/V receiver, or A/V receiver on first and then TV.

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I was having a problem when my Denon receiver's 4K was set to Enhanced. The signal didn't always go through to the TV. I set the receiver's 4K back to Standard and the problem went away but it's not sending the full 4:4:4 signal now.
If your receiver is trying to send out UHD 60Hz 12bit 4:4:4 then it's just over 32Gbps, knocking that down to 24Hz drops below 18Gbps.
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Cable length must also be taken into consideration, if you have a longer run, say 20ft. or more, you would do well to use an active cable. I use a Monoprice 30 ft. premium active HDMI cable and haven't had any issues running 4k 60 HDR in enhanced mode from my Denon 4300 to my Sony VPL-VS285ES projector. I have the cable linked below.

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Old 03-11-2021, 03:21 AM   #5
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I'm using a 6 ft. cable from the 4K player to the receiver and a 6 ft. cable from the receiver to the TV. I have a Sony UBP-X700 4K player, Sony XBR X900F TV and a Denon AVR-X6500H receiver.

When I switch to standard the problem went away but now I'm not sending out a 4:4:4 signal.

The problem I had was not on all discs. It only happened with some Blu-Ray discs and did not happen with 4K discs which I thought was strange.

When playing a Blu-Ray disc I would have to shut the receiver off and on again for the signal to reach the TV.
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Old 03-11-2021, 05:05 AM   #6
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I doubt if it's the cable, but at least $20 isn't outrageous to try it out -- esp if you aren't shy about returning it if it turns out to be an incorrect solution.

I have a hard time believing at 6 feet you're having a problem on BD, but not 4K - even in the cable is damaged or the connection of the HDMI Male/Female junction is questionable.

I'm not entirely sure what else would cause such an odd combination. Even at 18gig that should be more than adequate
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Old 03-11-2021, 05:32 AM   #7
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4:2:2 output is the standard and consumer media is encoded 4:2:0.

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Old 03-19-2021, 08:31 PM   #8
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4:2:2 output is the standard and consumer media is encoded 4:2:0.
Blu-Ray and UHD are encoded at 4:2:0?
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Old 03-20-2021, 10:53 AM   #9
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Blu-Ray and UHD are encoded at 4:2:0?
Yes. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chroma_subsampling
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