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which hdmi cable for this 4k tv?

Looking to get the proper/best hdmi cable (hdmi version, not brand) for this TV: XBR830C https://www.sony.ca/en/electronics/s...specifications

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Looking to get the proper/best hdmi cable (hdmi version, not brand) for this TV: XBR830C https://www.sony.ca/en/electronics/s...specifications



Thanks guys!
It’s less about the TV and more about the sources you plan on feeding to the tv (now and future) and how long the HDMI Cable needs to be. If you can answer those 2 questions we can give you recommendations.

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the run is about 6-8 feet.

i'm looking to buy a low cost 4k AVR and am in the process of picking one, but first wanted to know what the most current gen of HDMI my TV can use etc, maybe that help determin the AVR i buy? trying to start from the TV and work backwards.
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Otto should be along any time now, but this will work just fine: https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=15430

Look for "Certified Premium High Speed" and the "hdmi certified premium logo" and you'll get what you need.

ETA: If you need a slim cable: https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=24187

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Otto should be along any time now, but this will work just fine: https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=15430

Look for "Certified Premium High Speed" and the "hdmi certified premium logo" and you'll get what you need.
so when it comes to hdmi 2.0, 2.0b etc, which one is that cable you posted, or does that even matter?
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so when it comes to hdmi 2.0, 2.0b etc, which one is that cable you posted, or does that even matter?
It doesn't. There are no "2.0" or 2.1" spec cables. Otto has a much better list of what is/what isn't (and I agree with all of his points, just can't replicate them), but right now the cables I listed are best in class for the price (IMHO).

If your runs are >25' then that changes the playing field (you want active/fibre), but for <15' runs the Monoprice cables will work just fine.

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so when it comes to hdmi 2.0, 2.0b etc, which one is that cable you posted, or does that even matter?
As mentioned above, there is no such thing as an "HDMI 2.0 cable". They are either Standard or High Speed. High Speed is what you want and a Premium High Speed HDMI cable (that comes with a QR label for authenticity) should work just fine. They are certified by HDMI.org to meet all HDMI 2.0 hardware specifications. Any cable mfr can submit their cables for certification so you are not stuck with any one mfr. The general rule of thumb is this:

For 4k HDR runs up to 25', a Premium High Speed HDMI cable is recommended. 25' is the maximum certifiable length for passive cables. Active cables can not receive the HDMI.org certification.
For 4k HDR runs over 25', a hybrid fiber cable (Ruipro4k) is recommended. However, they are expensive. Hybrid fiber cables are active.

Be mindful of bend radius and excess strain on the HDMI input. Also, a direct connection, source to sink, is always best. No extenders, adapters, wall plates, etc in-between.

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HDMI.org finally updated its website - hopefully a little clearer than it has been in the past.

https://www.hdmi.org/resource/cables

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HDMI.org finally updated its website - hopefully a little clearer than it has been in the past.

https://www.hdmi.org/resource/cables

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It's about time HDMI.org clarified this. Maybe they are listening to us after all. There are still some questions but at least HDMI.org is trying to clear the waters a bit. Thanks for posting the link. It's been awhile since I've tried to navigate the HDMI site for information. It's interesting how they've slightly changed the cable length from their original publication.

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