So the intent of what's below is not misinterpretted, I'm not looking for "percieved differences" or to start a cable debate. I am only interested in whether anyone has successfully gotten full band 4K from these older (supposedly higher quality) cables that lack the hologram - I believe because that indicia may not have existed at the time they were made.
While I may be accused of drinking the Kool Aid - the cables in question are Audioquest Chocolate. Several years ago my wife and I blind tested each other and were consistent in choosing the AQ Chocolate over other cables including lower tier Audioquest. We tested 3 other cables and saw no difference but the Chocolate appeared to yield benefits. Viewing the Olympics Speed skating and Hockey the Audioquest showed more/better detail in the ice surface scratches as if the other cables were allowing the whites to be blown out. I needed more cables anyway, got a good deal on several new in box Audioquest Chocolates on ebay and an AQ Vodka (that I guess I can mix with my Kool-Aid
That's enough of my "why I bought brand name cables therapy". Now as I don my fireproof suit (believe me - it flies in the face of everything I believe about HDMI cables as well) I want to ask if anyone has used older Audioquest HDMI cables with success with 4K players so in case I snap one day and pick up a 4k player I know if I need to buy cables as well or have a chance of success with my current cables. I'm trying to hold off for next gen in hope bugs & idiosyncrasies are worked out but don't trust myself so....
Relevant specs on the packaging of both cables are:
Front cover: HDMI High Speed with Ethernet
Back cover: "High Speed" HDMI cable will in addition, transfer 1080p/120Hz, 4k 3D video
I don't know if this is 4:2:0 - 4:2:2 or 4:4:4 and this may be the fly in the ointment. Just wondering if anyone has successfully used older "High Speed with Internet" Audioquest Chocolate or Vodka cables with success at 4:2:0, 4:2:2 or 4:4:4.
FWIW Video will go directly to a Sony XBR 930E with audio fed to the proc via the audio only output. Cable length will be 2 meters.
Any shared experience is appreciated.