Originally Posted by psuKinger
THANK YOU!! I knew about needing to use HDMI 2 or 3 and not 1 or 4, but I was totally unaware about the "HDMI Signal Format" setting. I changed that, and it fixed it.
But, FYI, I *do not* have "certified" cables. I've been buying Blue Jeans Cables for years, and although uncertified, their website suggested that they thought their American-made (not "Tartan") ones from 7-8 years were high quality, made using best practices, and would probably pass. I can confirm a whole lot of options just became available to me via my Shield connection, that I've made the change to "Enhanced Mode", using these non-certified cables I bought from Blue Jeans Cable almost a decade ago, including 4:2:2 10-bit REC.2020, which my shield is saying is "recommended", so for now I'm going to take them on the recommendation.
Again, thanks for the tip. I definitely woulda gone out and bought new cables, and that wouldn't have fixed the problem, because I still would have needed to make this settings change.
Very glad the TV setting change did the trick. When HDMI problems are involved, it's a joyous moment for me when the solution is simple.
I understand about the cables. I always try to just start with a simpler "Certified Premium High-Speed" suggestion instead of going into a lot of "if's, ands, or buts", as those will do the trick for most people, most of the time. You'll note though in my sig line, I too am using a BJC for my 25' run up the wall from my AVR, over the ceiling and down to my TV over my fireplace because there were no Certified &
Premium High-Speed cables in longer lengths available when I went shopping to replace my old HDMI 1.x cable earlier this year before my A1E arrived. My BJC works perfectly for me up to just under 18Gb when I've tested it with my OPPO to the max HDMI 2.0 spec. While your BJC works fine to 4:2:2, when you have the time and interest, you may want to at least experiment trying to push that cable even further so you will know if there are any limitations should you (inadvertently?) change settings or use another component in your setup one day. You probably won't care or visually see a difference using your Shield, but if one day you swap to use certain PC games with a high-end PC video card at 4:4:4, it may be worth knowing just the same -- at least it is for me. Hopefully I now don't have to worry about cables again for a few years until I swap out with HDMI 2.1 components, which will likely require even better cables to push 48Gb -- time will tell. It's always something in this hobby!
Good luck, and enjoy that Shield!