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Originally Posted by MiSP
I have upgraded to 4K and need a 15m (50ft) HDMI cable (from PC to TV) supporting [email protected]
, VRR, dynamic HDR, etc. The cable is just there to get the job done; I'm not interested in paying more than I have to.
I came across this on Amazon, which looks good to me:
Several 5 star reviews from verified purchases. Are there any red flags I'm not seeing? Any other recommendations? (Please mind the price
As mentioned above, there is no such thing as an "HDMI 2.1" cable according to the marketing and packaging guidelines from HDMI.org. The correct term will be Ultra High Speed HDMI (UHS HDMI) to differentiate them from the ATC certified Premium High Speed HDMI cables (18Gbps). Certification for HDMI cables to meet the HDMI 2.1 feature sets is on-going but nothing has been officially certified, yet, regardless of marketing or product claims. VRR and eARC are capable with the current HDMI 2.0 chipsets on some systems, so you technically don't need HDMI 2.1. There are lots of cables being marketed now that claim 48Gbps but there is no way to verify that with consumer setups, so what works in a QC/QA lab, may not work at home with the wide variety of devices, setups and needs.
50' is difficult for a lot of cables, especially if you want/need ARC so there may be some trial and error in choosing a cable. Ideally, your best bet would be a hybrid fiber cable from someone like Ruipro (Ruipro4k). We recommend them because they have the most positive "reviews" from actual AVS users for long runs. Be very mindful of bend radius and if your cabling is installed in-wall, the use of a conduit is highly recommended and the ONLY way to future proof your cabling, because cabling requirements will be changing with the ever-changing video standards. Once HDMI 2.1 devices and sources are widely available, hybrid fiber cables will more than likely be the only way to go. However, they are expensive. Hence the use of a conduit if you don't have easy access to your cabling. Unfortunately, you will have to pay the band if want to dance the latest steps.
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