Originally Posted by raminolta
I recently got an rs420 and I am trying to connect my Oppo to it. I had already bought two HDMI cable off Amazon and Ebay both claiming support for HDMI 2.0, UHD and HDR; one is 25ft and the other one is 6ft. Unfortunately, the longer cable fails when I switch to UHD in the Oppo's menu. The screen turns black and the Oppo's homepage doesn't show up. When I switch to 1080p on Oppo, there is no problem in the connection between the player and the projector.
The6ft cable however is fine with both 1080p and UHD modes in the Oppo's set up.
This might suggest the 25ft cable is faulty or the claimed specifications is false about supporting UHD. However, when I use this long cable to connect the Oppo to my computer monitor which is also UHD in resolution, all seems fine and the Oppo's home page shows up. This suggest the problem might be more complicated than simply blaming the cable. Maybe, the JVC is just too picky for the specifications of the UHD signal it receives. In any case, I do need a long cable (at least 25ft) to connect my projector to the Oppo. Can people suggest long HDMI cables (brand, specs) that has worked for their JVC projector?
Well...so many on here set their sights on spending their issues away. While that serves some, and assuages their beliefs that money cures all woes, some of us who must dependably provide consistent results across many platforms have discovered that spending more isn't always the only answer....and often not even the right answer.
It always seemed strange that so many people would purchase supposedly "Certified HDMI" cords without ever seeing the Scan Tag shown below. The purchase solely based on the advertised specifications.
It is more of a case where knowing what to buy and from whom, and vetting such decisions through repeated examples that serves one in best stead. Sharing that info is what the Forum is all about.
All that said, for those looking for dependable results at the 25' range, here is the one "HDMI Certified" cord I have used many, many times (w/JVC), and so far without any issues whatsoever.
Full support for [email protected]
UHD, HDR 10, RGB 4:4:4, and 18 Gbps bandwidth; Supports 4Kx2K (UHD) including 4096x2160,
Let's just say that it costs less than 2 tickets to the afternoon Matinee
OK...Fiber Optic Hybrids certainly pass muster......but unless your needing lengths beyond 25' spending $160.00+ is IMO wasteful.
Let me add that I don't make the suggested choice lightly.....and that after almost 2 years of recommending such, not a single Member has come back to relate a failure.
So judge accordingly, and choose wisely