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There's no such thing as a 4K cable, cables are just standard or high speed. HDMI 2.0 made no changes to cables and the only change from 1.3 to 1.4 was the addition of the ethernet option which no one uses. If they work your cables are probably fine at least until HDMI 2.1 when there will be a new 48Gpbs cable. However a lot of cheap cables were never really up to spec and it's only recently people had equipment that could push cables to their limit, that's where people have problems, when it isn't just user error.

http://www.hdmi.org/consumer/find...cable.aspx

https://www.cnet.com/news/when-sh...mi-cables/

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didn't even know you needed a 4k cable. been using the regular hdmi cable for a 4k tv and it looks great ....is this cable really going to make any difference?

can anyone that really knows, respond?
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didn't even know you needed a 4k cable. been using the regular hdmi cable for a 4k tv and it looks great ....is this cable really going to make any difference?

can anyone that really knows, respond?
If your cable works, it's fine. Some older/cheaper cables don't do ARC or 4K well.
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didn't even know you needed a 4k cable. been using the regular hdmi cable for a 4k tv and it looks great ....is this cable really going to make any difference?

can anyone that really knows, respond?
Depends when you got the cable (1.3 cables aren't compatible with 4K), but yes it does matter especially when you're coming off a source that is 4K, aka 4K receiver/bluray player or a 4K Streaming device such as a Shield. If your source is not 4K then it doesn't matter and it will just upscale.

In fact the only way for my Shield to deliver 4K to my 4K tv was upgrading my 1.3 HDMI cables up to 4K rated cables.

If you're using the internal smart app on your TV then of course this doesn't matter.
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What is quality of link depot cables, is this not the same as $1 cables in EBay?
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didn't even know you needed a 4k cable. been using the regular hdmi cable for a 4k tv and it looks great ....is this cable really going to make any difference?

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Depends what the source is. 4k tv with a cable box is not going to be pushing 4k content through the cable so it is fine.
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didn't even know you needed a 4k cable. been using the regular hdmi cable for a 4k tv and it looks great ....is this cable really going to make any difference?

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It definitely makes a difference, but if your cable works fine for 4K, it's fine. Although if you should see an occasional flicker or pixellation, the cable may be suspect.

I have an ancient HDMI cable that's pretty thick, has ferrite beads on both ends, and it works fine with 4K. However, I have 3 that are newer and thinner, no ferrite beads. They all work fine with 1080p, but with 4K the screen flickers, goes blank randomly, and the audio pops. Totally unusable. I'm guessing the newer cables use a much smaller gauge wire that can't handle the bandwidth of 4K so the signal is coming across with a lot of errors. I also bought a supposed 4K high speed cable for a buck shipped from eBay. It works better than those last 3, but every now and then, the screen would pixellate briefly. Thought it was my Roku at first, but I switched to my ancient thick HDMI cable and it was fine, so definitely was the cable.
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There seems to be mixed reviews for it though. Amazon Basics has highly rated 6ft HDMI cables 2 for 8 dollars.
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Nice deal, I'm in for one.
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Depends when you got the cable (1.3 cables aren't compatible with 4K), but yes it does matter especially when you're coming off a source that is 4K, aka 4K receiver/bluray player or a 4K Streaming device such as a Shield. If your source is not 4K then it doesn't matter and it will just upscale.

In fact the only way for my Shield to deliver 4K to my 4K tv was upgrading my 1.3 HDMI cables up to 4K rated cables.

If you're using the internal smart app on your TV then of course this doesn't matter.
used a cable from years ago...not sure if 1.3 or what...was testing Oblivion in 4K on the xbox one S and a new 4k tv and it looked excellent.
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used a cable from years ago...not sure if 1.3 or what...was testing Oblivion in 4K on the xbox one S and a new 4k tv and it looked excellent.
As long as it passed all the 4K and HDR (if your tv supports it) tests, then you're good!
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As long as it passed all the 4K and HDR (if your tv supports it) tests, then you're good!
Yeap. All zero and ones. It either work or nothing or flicker.
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can anyone that really knows, respond?
There's no such thing as a 4K cable, cables are just standard or high speed. HDMI 2.0 made no changes to cables and the only change from 1.3 to 1.4 was the addition of the ethernet option which no one uses. If they work your cables are probably fine at least until HDMI 2.1 when there will be a new 48Gpbs cable. However a lot of cheap cables were never really up to spec and it's only recently people had equipment that could push cables to their limit, that's where people have problems, when it isn't just user error.

http://www.hdmi.org/consumer/find...cable.aspx

https://www.cnet.com/news/when-sh...mi-cables/
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Thank you so much
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