Originally Posted by DLCPhoto
Each situation will be different, and there will be differences even from one cable to the next.
If you've read these forums long enough, you'll see that in the vast majority of cases, the cables are responsible for a high percentage of the problems people are having.
That's why I said 99% rather than 100%!
Of course I've read just about every Thread pertaining to 4K Cable issues...since well before there were even "Certified" choices. I've stayed on the "bleeding edge" of connectivity issues since the differences between Component and DVI were being bantered about...( HDCP ) issues...and vetting most all cable for simple issues such as poor signal induced artifacts (sparklies -hash lines - drop outs)
As someone who does many installations, and must provide results that wok without exception, I feel my presented results count for a bit more than most singular reports, and such multiple accounts certainly discount them as being within a rarefied 1%.
And...I've been through the gamut of having tried many different Mfg HDMI cables...all of which naturally stated full 4K - 18 gb capability.
But when push came to shove.....none did the job when the PJ was remote enough from the 4K-HDR10 4:4:4 Signal source to require 20' + runs. And many even at 10' !!! Certification from HDMI.org counts for everything.
More & more Cable Mfg are stepping up...they do want the business. We all here serve a purpose...to vet the offerings and report our results. However to virtually dismiss everything in favor of expensive esoteric products (FO-HDMI) when the lengths involved are within 10-15% of known maximums doesn't do anyone any favors except leaving them worried enough to either spend considerably more, or spend enough time doing their own reseach to determine what does and does not work consistently enough to warrant using.
Myself, if my experience was a "one off" I would not speak with such assurance. Shucks...I wouldn't have even posted. But after 3 consecutive times...with excellent results, I feel I can do so and not look over my shoulder to see if the Forum axe is about to fall.