Originally Posted by sthompson
Before I go down that route, as I have to reconfigure my equipment to test that, I'd like to understand at a more basic level why it would be the cable.
As I understand it, HDMI is a digital signal. You either get the pic or you don't. In my case I'm getting a perfect signal both audio and video but the PS4 does not detect an HDR display.
Also if it was the cable amd not and EDID issue - why would I need a Vertex2? Not trying to be pushy just would like to understand the basics of what's going on.
Please, i have solved thousands cases over the years, can you just trust me and make the required tests so we progress toward finding culprit and solution ?
There is a thread on AVSforum about cable issue, please have a look, the reality is at 600MHz/18Gbps, too short make EMI issue and too long make integrity issue. so no it's not about you get a PIC or NOT.
You have to realize that in 18Gbps video connection there is 18 times more data traveling than in a GIGABYTE internet connection running full speed every seconds, that is NOT trivial !
The whole problem with HDMI is the connector, they keep using the same connector that was initially designed to handle 150MHz, just look how serious is a DP connector compared to HDMI connector.
Did you ever wonder why any TV manufacturer is limiting each TV input to max 10.Gbps/300MHz out of the box and you have to turn on "UHD COLORS" to allow 18Gbps/600MHz ? the only reason for that is that they know, people will have blackscreen is they allow 18Gbps out of the box as they know most cables are just failing.
Your equipment might have EDID issue but not our devices. So as long as you use SOURCE > our device > your equipment, there could not be any EDID issue. (except may be between your AVR and display but that would not be much relevant here and won't prevent PS4 to send any HDR)
As i wrote before, there is no way a PS4 won't output HDR to ANY of our devices when using default custom EDID (11), imagine the number of people that would be complaining if that was the case.
And if you don't trust my words, then trust this: SONY STUDIOS use our devices !!
Now, please run the needed tests, provide results and we will find the issue, but if you are not ready to do any test, just ask for a refund. thanx.
If I do a fixed EDID, it stops the Vertex from cycling from no signal to signal.
This is the strongest evidence of cable issue, Fixed is max 300MHz, default is up to 600MHz, if Fixed works and default not, that means that cable works fine for up to 300MHz for sure, but not for 600MHz. on first config you sent " "RX0": " 4K59.933 RGB 8b 593MHz 2.2"," > as you can see, PS4 is sending 600MHz here with default custom edid and that make lose of signal in your setup, that usually mean cable issue.
So once you have some initial results, then we can try using TX1 output and downscale the output to see what is supported instead of pass thru, and then more likely it will work up to some MHz and start failing once we exceed that and that will 100% prove cable issue.
Actually you can already test that, connect your equipment at TX1 instead of TX0 and then in SCALER TAB, set AUTOSCALING and change default preset from AUTOSENSE to 1080p for all 3 options, that will work perfectly and since picture will stop blinking you will be able to set PS4 to output HDR (or try HDR content) because so far your PS4 is sending 4K60 RGB 8b 600MHz. Then you can slowly increase each value especially for 4K HDR > 4K60 420 12b which is 375MHz-450MHz and that will still work since that is same as any HDR content for movies (4K60 420 10b) and then back to autosense and it will fail > and that confirm cable issue, one of the cable at output is NOT suitable for 600MHz/18Gbps.
Please confirm about celerity tek, if both ends are powered.
Also regarding cable, keep in mind that any working cable can be broken by just twisting it near its connectors ends, so never twist a cable and especially not one that is working fine in your setup.
And since we are talking cable, 18Gbps/600MHz cable was and still is a nightmare, upcoming 1200/1500MHz cable issue in HDMI2.1 will be even more dramatic. None of the current cable sold that claim to support 48Gbps will work.
Actually most of them are based on marketing BS since most of them fail miserably for 18Gbps.