Originally Posted by TriTon464
I know there are HDMI 2.1 cables for several thousand dollars and I do not think that is necessary. I have no idea what is a good HDMI 2.1 cable. Although I got some at Walmart cheap and they suffered dropouts ETC. I was wondering if anyone could please point me in the right direction? Preferably on Amazon but it does not have to be. These must handle 48GBPS for real of course. Thank you
No such thing as an "HDMI 2.1" cable, or an "HDMI 2.0" cable for that matter. If you find a cable that is marketed that way, it's b.s. The cables will eventually be marketed as "Ultra High Speed HDMI" cables once the testing has been completed and independently approved. For an HDMI cable to be able to handle fully compliant HDMI 2.1 hardware
specifications, it will probably be a hybrid fiber cable and, depending on the length of your cable run, expensive. There are lots of cable mfrs selling "ultra" HDMI cables but none of them have been independently verified. The marketeers are in full swing now with slick marketing and carefully worded claims.
The Ultra designation will be used for certified 48Gbps cable to separate them from the currently certified Premium 18Gbps cables. The Premium cables are passive and come with a QR label for authenticity. There are no HDMI.org approved certification programs yet for the Ultra cables because they will be active cables and HDMI.org does not allow for active cables to be certified, yet. Besides, there aren't any consumer devices yet that can deliver 48Gbps fully compliant HDMI 2.1. That's one of the problems right now with certifying the cables.
If you have HDMI-related questions you should post them in the HDMI forum and not here.
How long is your cable run?