Originally Posted by studiozut
Thanks everyone for jumping in to help with this. Sounds like I'm all set, I'll try a more flexible set of cables first. I'm going to wall mount a TV (LG 65" C8) and want to make sure the cables don't get kinked (or are visible when using the side ports). Should have asked in the LG thread I guess, but this thread has been so much more helpful
Can't wait to hook up my 203 to an actual 4k TV...
I have my 203 connected to a stand-mounted 55" C7 sitting on an equipment credenza rack, using one of those 8ft ultraslim Monoprice cables going to HDMI2 input (ARC) which is completely invisible from the front of the TV as it is "indented" somewhat on the rear of the set.
There is a plastic cable guide clip on the back of the TV, and I have the cable in the HDMI2 port making a 180 degree U-turn (totally invisible from the front of the TV) and then going through the cable guide and then down to the 203 on the rack below. Similar with the ethernet cable also connected on the back of the set and down through the cable guide to my nearby switch.
I also have a Panny 65VT50 wall-mounted, which will likely some day be replaced by a new OLED. It's about 12 feet away from the AVR (fed by a 103) and I previously had used a very thick 15ft HDMI cable that had to be threaded from the AVR through a wall plate and then through the wall opening behind the TV, and then out an opening and through the cable guide of the large flexible extendable wall mount and then make a right turn and then a U-turn in order to plug into HDMI2 (ARC) of the TV. Very bad idea, and I actually did some minor (and thankfully non-fatal) damage to the HDMI1 input port I was originally using because of stress coming from curving the cable. And because the 15ft cable was really too short I ended up never occasionally extending the TV off the wall and rotating it to face my easy chair, as I'd originally intended. Thankfully, the HDMI2 input port was never damaged. But the TV itself was simply always used "compressed" back against the wall and facing straight ahead, all because I really was using the wrong cable.
I had long planned to someday replace the thick 15ft passive cable with a thinner 20ft Redmere cable, but never got around to it. Just recently I actually took the time to buy a new 20ft super-slim and flexible optical HDMI cable from RUIPRO and perform the cable replacement surgery. Wow! The new super-slim cable was actually now able to run up through the cable guide of the wall mount along with the TV's power cable and an ethernet cable, and now finally also close the metal top cover over the cables in the guide, and velcro-strap it snapped closed securely! Also, the extra 5 feet of super-slim and flexible length is what was needed all along in order to make the U-turn connection into HDMI2 without any stress and also without being visible out the side edge of the TV from the front of the set. And most importantly, I can now actually pull out the 65" TV from the wall to the full extended length of the mount, and then rotate both the mount and the TV on the head at the end of the mount properly so that it correctly faces me in my easy chair about 45 degrees off of perpendicular, as I'd been wanting to do for 6 years.
Plus, the new 20ft super-slim and flexible optical HDMI cable future-proofs me if/when I replace the Panny with a 4K OLED, and require exactly such a cable anyway. Well worth the price to me, for all of these benefits, and no extra right-angle connectors needed.