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RE: That all depends on source. HDMI 5 just doesn't offer any processing like the others do. So with sources that are 1080p and below, you may see a difference in PQ. Some people are OK with the difference, others prefer the processing on 1-4 over HDMI 5. The best advice is to test both for yourself and decide what YOU like the best
everyone is different
If I understand this correctly - - HDMI 5 does NOT upscale to 4K or offer any processing? The input label for HDMI 5 says 4K/60 Hz & 1080P. I currently have my Comcast X1 signal (1080P) hooked up to HDMI 5.
The other inputs are labeled 4K/30 Hz. I believe we are talking about refresh rates? (30 Hz versus 60 Hz)
For grins - - I tested out HDMI 2 versus HDMI 5. I definitely like HDMI 5 better. Could there be a technical reason for this or just my old eyes?
Lastly - - and to stir the pot....say I wanted to add the Nvidia Shield to my system. (For VP9 encoding playback and faster processing/streaming.) This is 4K/60 Hz streaming. Would it only work on HDMI 5? If it worked on the other inputs - - any signal degradation? Any difference at all?
Home Theater Setup
SONY 75X900F & 49X900E, BenQ W1080ST, Denon X5200 & Emotiva XPA-3
AudioSource 100VS, OPPO 103 & Samsung K8500, 9.1.4 Setup - Speakers - Studio 60's,
V.2 (FL/FR), CC-690 (C), V.5, ADP 590 V.5 (SS), MilleniaOne 2.0 (BS) - Velodyne 810 Sub,
Cornered Audio (FH/RH), Definitive Technology (Front Wides)
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