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If you're buying a new receiver, no need to run separate HDMI cables for audio and video. One HDMI connection through the receiver to your TV.


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Trying to decide between a a sony S6200 and an Oppo 103 for a 4k samsung. Would there be a difference between the two picture quality wise, namely 4k upscaling?
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If you're buying a new receiver, no need to run separate HDMI cables for audio and video. One HDMI connection through the receiver to your TV.


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If I understood this correctly, one HDMI cable from the bluray player to the receiver. And another HDMI cable from the receiver to the TV? So I'll need two HDMI cables?
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Trying to decide between a a sony S6200 and an Oppo 103 for a 4k samsung. Would there be a difference between the two picture quality wise, namely 4k upscaling?
If you're doing upscaling, that's best handled in the TV, not in the player. 4K requires a much higher bandwidth than 1080p, so you need higher quality cables, for example, as well as an AVR or pre/pro that can pass the 4K signal. While cables Certified High Speed are *supposed* to be able to carry 4K without problems, that's not always the case. People already have problems with cables when trying to pass 1080p bitrates.

Of course, if you want to watch native 4K video, that's another matter entirely, but Netflix recommends doing that in the TV, too.
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If I understood this correctly, one HDMI cable from the bluray player to the receiver. And another HDMI cable from the receiver to the TV? So I'll need two HDMI cables?

Correct. You will more than likely run all of your devices into your receiver, and then run an HDMI cable from the receiver to your TV. The receiver will then do all of the switching between devices.


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If you're doing upscaling, that's best handled in the TV, not in the player. 4K requires a much higher bandwidth than 1080p, so you need higher quality cables, for example, as well as an AVR or pre/pro that can pass the 4K signal. While cables Certified High Speed are *supposed* to be able to carry 4K without problems, that's not always the case. People already have problems with cables when trying to pass 1080p bitrates.

Of course, if you want to watch native 4K video, that's another matter entirely, but Netflix recommends doing that in the TV, too.
Depends on the devices. Most have found Samsung's and Vizio's scaling to be inferior to some Blu-ray players scaling. Best bet is to try both methods and see which one is best. I've had zero issues with my cables and 4K. All high speed. I have a Sony BD player and Sony TV. Both are the same.


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