Originally Posted by erik343
Hey thanks for the advice mrtickleuk,
and I have another question:
It's really the same question worded differently
I was asking this because I was thinking about upgrading to Spider E-Series HDMI cables that have a bandwidth rating of 21 Gbps. I have Spider C-Series HDMI cables at 18 Gbps currently. So, I was wondering if I were to purchase this cable (Spider E-Series 21 Gbps), would I be able to set my settings higher than 18 Gbps and up to 21 Gbps instead?
Doesn't matter how many times you re-phrase it, your hardware is not going to change!
Is this just a marketing gimmick,
Yes of course.
and can any hardware actually get up to 21 Gbps with HDMI 2.0?
No. HDMI 2.0 has a max bandwidth of 18Gbps. The End.
and the max picture modes are shown linked from my sig.
Will buying this cable do any better or good than an 18 Gbps cable instead? Thanks! The main reason I bought the Spider C-Series 18 Gbps cable though is that I did not want to have cheap cables in my expensive home theatre setup.
Sorry but that was a big mistake.
HDMI.org has a very extensive cable testing program called Premium Certified. To get the Premium Certified logo, a cable must pass all the tests and show that it can pass the full 18Gbps.
If the cable has the Premium Certified logo, and is verified with the Premium Certified app, then you have the confidence it will work.
If not, it's the wild west with all manner of ridiculous claims, like that Spider company. They sound very dodgy to me if they are selling snake-oil cables.
You do NOT need to buy an expensive cable. Premium Certified cables are NOT expensive. Also, there are some VERY expensive cables which are rubbish and won't work.
The ONLY thing you EVER need to check when buying, is for the Premium Certified Logo.