So I take a break and come back to learn that TVs are getting hung by the chimney with care and guys are happy with their Apple TV 4K settings. Great news!
Originally Posted by DenonLover
I just upgraded to a HDMI high speed premium cable today and I will need to look to see if I have UHD color enabled. Not really sure where to look but I will poke around in the menu. I have seen both 30 Hz 4:2:2 and 4:2:0 60 Hz and my eyes prefer 4:2:0 60 Hz since there is no banding.
Really enjoyed seeing your pictures of your install. Good job!
, who has turned into quite the pro on the Apple 4K TV, and
who is a pro from way back mentioned, 4K 4:2:0 @ 60
would be the settings that serve us the best for a couple of reasons:
- 4:2:0 to eliminate any potential for banding;
- 60 Hz to ensure the ATV4K operates smoothly
Once I have my ATV4K in November
I will be experimenting with 4:2:0 or 4:2:2 while watching iTunes and Netflix content @ 24 Hz since that is the native frame rate and seeing how it looks to my eyes. In the meantime, I found this Spears and Munsil article posted on the ATV4K thread to be of some interest for those of us wondering about Chroma...
Choosing a Color Space
Just a footnote, anytime you are getting into the 30 foot cable lengths with 4K settings that push the 18 Gbps limits of HDMI 2.0 results aren't always going to be what one would hope for. The issues have come up time and time again on threads where guys are using projectors.
And yes, great having 5.1 pass-through for devices plugged into the SEK-3500 eh! Prior to that -- except in one case that I am aware of -- every device would limit the output to Stereo. That is the best you are going to get from most TVs and the reason I bought the UBD-K8500 Ultra HD Blu-ray player that has dual HDMI outputs so I can run the Video to the SEK-3500 and the Audio to my Marantz Receiver that doesn't support HDMI 2.0a / HDCP 2.2 to obtain the HD Lossless formats.
Since you are new around these here parts, you might be interested in this post of mine that I have reposted several times. While some guys favor plugging all their devices into their Receiver, I prefer plugging most of them into my SEK-3500 for a number of reasons...
Advantages to Connecting Devices to the One Connect Box
The post includes a few picture including a copy of my wiring diagram.
: Although I mention turning on BD Wise in my UBD-K8500 Ultra HD Blu-ray Player settings that facilitates a little trick I discovered that allows it to send the native resolution and frame rate to our SEK-3500, let me clear -- never, ever, turn on BD Wise in the SEK-3500 settings because it really makes a mess out of the colors... or as we say in Canada, the colours!
Originally Posted by Lammiwinks
4:2:0 60hz is what you need sir! However it may be only running at 8 bits if Ultra HD Colour isn't on.
From memory the option is on your TV under Picture > Picture Options > Something about HDMI UHD Colour. You pick the HDMI port, it'll reboot then viola!
Also if you press info on the TV after that it'll say HDMI UHD Colour in the top right
Correct. It is something, something, Picture, something. Ha, ha.
It is Menu >> Picture >> Picture Options >> HDMI UHD Color
which needs to be turned ON
for all HDMI inputs we have 4K devices plugged into.
Seems this Samsung TV owner didn't realize that the HDMI UHD Color needed to be turned on but once he did he said it made a "HUGE difference" and he is happy with his purchase. I though I would link to his post here for those who might me interested...
Helpful hint with new 4k Apple TV if you own a Samsung TV
Originally Posted by DenonLover
So I swapped out the HDMI cable in the wall. It was a 30 foot cable that was not getting the job done according to Apple4k TV. Fishing through the walls and removing the old one took me about 2-hours and I was dreading it. Ran the updates and made a few adjustments and I am so happy right now. What a difference. I am sure I will play with some of the settings to get it the way I want it but it is a night and day difference running HDR. I was hoping I could get 4:4:4 so maybe I am doing something wrong?
Just a thought, from the looks of your pictures it appears that you will be running your gear from one location and feeding all
your devices to your SEK-3500 via the one HDMI cable going through your wall. Since the Apple TV doesn't require line of sight to operate, this might be one of those instances that you may want to consider attaching it to the wall behind your TV and plugging it directly into the SEK-3500 so you can use a short HDMI Premium Certified Cable. If you do decide to do this I would suggest you mount them a little ways away from each other since they both have fans as they generate heat.
Just thinking outside the box <-- no pun intended.
Have a great day everyone!