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Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   09-30-2016, 08:21 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By Otto Pylot
^^^^ That's a good question and one that I don't...

^^^^ That's a good question and one that I don't think there is a definitive answer. My knee-jerk response is that you would be limited to whatever 10.2GBps can offer. It can certainly handle 4k, but...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   09-28-2016, 04:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 151
Posted By Otto Pylot
Relax. The point is that HDMI 2.1 hasn't even...

Relax. The point is that HDMI 2.1 hasn't even been ratified yet, at least the last time I looked (which was awhile ago). The only white paper I've seen is from Philips. So until the protocols are set...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   09-28-2016, 12:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 151
Posted By Otto Pylot
No, I didn't miss those letters. But people will...

No, I didn't miss those letters. But people will just see "holiday shopping season" and think HDMI 2.1 is around the corner, or at least in time for the SuperBowl. Just wait until it gets close to...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   09-28-2016, 09:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 151
Posted By Otto Pylot
I doubt it you'll see anything HDMI 2.1 by then....

I doubt it you'll see anything HDMI 2.1 by then. The release date for the final specs has not been officially determined yet. It will take mfrs another year or so to implement HDMI 2.1 and it's still...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   09-27-2016, 09:31 AM
Replies: 1,047
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Posted By Otto Pylot
40' is pretty long. I'd run the fiber optic cable...

40' is pretty long. I'd run the fiber optic cable in the conduit by itself first to see if it is even going to work reliably at that distance. If it does, then add the power cable and see if there is...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   09-26-2016, 09:46 PM
Replies: 1,047
Views: 48,580
Posted By Otto Pylot
How long of a run are you talking about? In-wall,...

How long of a run are you talking about? In-wall, outside of the wall? It might be best if you explain your setup in a little more detail.
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   09-26-2016, 05:53 PM
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Views: 48,580
Posted By Otto Pylot
Are you asking about interference with the fiber...

Are you asking about interference with the fiber optic from a nearby electrical (power) cable?
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   09-26-2016, 08:24 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 4,748
Posted By Otto Pylot
Unless the CAT-7 cable is a solid core, 24AWG...

Unless the CAT-7 cable is a solid core, 24AWG copper cable (non-CCS and not an ethernet patch cable) I think distance will still be a problem. It will be interesting to see how, and if, Altona...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   09-26-2016, 08:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 55
Posted By Otto Pylot
ARC/CEC is one of the protocols that was first...

ARC/CEC is one of the protocols that was first introduced with HMDI 1.0 (CEC) and HDMI 1.4 (ARC). Because both are mediated by HDMI they are usually associated together and if one has issues, the...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   09-25-2016, 08:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 151
Posted By Otto Pylot
More information on HDMI 2.1 (dynamic metadata)...

More information on HDMI 2.1 (dynamic metadata) is supposed to be released sometime this month or possibly in October. It's still to early to tell if the upgrade will be in the form of a firmware...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   09-24-2016, 09:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 43
Posted By Otto Pylot
+1

+1
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   09-22-2016, 07:36 PM
Replies: 1,047
Views: 48,580
Posted By Otto Pylot
At a 25' maximum length, I would look for a...

At a 25' maximum length, I would look for a Premium High Speed HDMI cable. Cables that are labeled as such (different mfrs or vendors) are certified by an Authorized Testing Center (authorized by...
Forum: Home Theater In A Box   09-22-2016, 11:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 51
Posted By Otto Pylot
Wireless side (or rear) speakers are wired to...

Wireless side (or rear) speakers are wired to each other, and require a power outlet as well. The wireless part is from the main unit to the speakers. So yes, you would not have wires snaking across...
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-21-2016, 05:52 PM
Replies: 14,230
Views: 1,096,399
Posted By Otto Pylot
Thanks. Seems to be ok now at 5:50pm. I was very...

Thanks. Seems to be ok now at 5:50pm. I was very surprised to see KGO this bad. "Stuff" happens I guess.
Forum: Local HDTV Info and Reception   09-21-2016, 05:19 PM
Replies: 14,230
Views: 1,096,399
Posted By Otto Pylot
Problems with KGO-7

Does anyone have an idea on what's going on with KGO 7.1. I've never seen it pixellate and break-up this bad. Started around 5pm with the news.
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   09-20-2016, 12:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 79
Posted By Otto Pylot
Most people use a receiver, and not the tv, as...

Most people use a receiver, and not the tv, as the hub of their HTS. It's just so much more convenient to use the tv as just the display device and run everything else thru the receiver. That way...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   09-20-2016, 08:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 79
Posted By Otto Pylot
The easiest, and probably best approach, would be...

The easiest, and probably best approach, would be to dump the soundbar and get a good receiver with at least 5 HDMI inputs (plus all of the other necessary features you want).
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   09-19-2016, 08:39 AM
Replies: 1,047
Views: 48,580
Posted By Otto Pylot
There is nothing magical about an active cable...

There is nothing magical about an active cable other than you can extend the run longer than 25' because of the chipset in the sink end. They work very well for 1080p. 4k, 4:4:4 @60Hz is an entirely...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   09-18-2016, 03:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 189
Posted By Otto Pylot
Personally I would never buy an open box. You...

Personally I would never buy an open box. You just don't know how it was treated. Was it a return, a demo model, whatever. Even though you can get a full one-year warranty, that doesn't do you any...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   09-18-2016, 09:28 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 4,748
Posted By Otto Pylot
+1. It's not just the cable. Other factors that...

+1. It's not just the cable. Other factors that can affect reliable transmission are how current the HDMI chipsets are in your equipment, the physical run (relatively straight or lots of bends and...
Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   09-17-2016, 03:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 55
Posted By Otto Pylot
One can share settings but that doesn't mean that...

One can share settings but that doesn't mean that your tv will be calibrated. It will only be adjusted to the tv that the settings came from. Component qc settings can vary considerably from tv to tv...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   09-17-2016, 10:56 AM
Replies: 1,047
Views: 48,580
Posted By Otto Pylot
So far.... There's still an active lawsuit going...

So far.... There's still an active lawsuit going on for what the HDFury does, but until it gets resolved the technology is fine, which is ok by me. HDCP is a worse idea than HDMI :mad:
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   09-16-2016, 03:28 PM
Replies: 1,047
Views: 48,580
Posted By Otto Pylot
"most complete cable" ? Virtually all HDMI cables...

"most complete cable" ? Virtually all HDMI cables sold today have a "with ethernet" version. The extra wire has nothing to do a/v quality signal. There is no way to "future-proof" a cable for future...
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   09-16-2016, 12:04 PM
Replies: 1,047
Views: 48,580
Posted By Otto Pylot
Ethernet means nothing as there are no consumer...

Ethernet means nothing as there are no consumer devices that took advantage of that HDMI spec.
Forum: HDMI Q&A - The One Connector World   09-15-2016, 01:22 PM
Replies: 1,047
Views: 48,580
Posted By Otto Pylot
We've been recommending using a smaller AWG wire...

We've been recommending using a smaller AWG wire for sometime now. The problem is loss of flexibility and increased strain on the input, and that still doesn't guarantee that it's going to work...
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