Originally Posted by DSperber
I will continue my research when the 20ft 4K HDR premium certified cable arrives.
Ok. 20ft fiber HDMI 4K HDR cable arrived today. First, for anybody else who might be interested, this particular brand of fiber HDMI cable turns out to (a) work perfectly, and (b) be MUCH LESS EXPENSIVE than the other major brand name fiber HDMI cables I've worked with over the past few months.
For comparison, Monoprice makes their VW-1 fiber HDMI cables in lengths starting at 30ft
, priced at $160. Their CMP (more fire resistant than VW-1) fiber HDMI cables start at 20ft
but are more expensive. The 20ft cable is $190. RUIPRO makes a 20ft ultraslim fiber HDMI cable
for $140. Etc., etc.
Well, doing a bit of shopping I discovered this fiber HDMI cable from CableCreation
(China) in a 20ft length for $51!!! You can imagine I was skeptical, but I went ahead and bought it. Turns out it's ultraslim, built with beautiful connectors, and appears to work perfectly. What a bargain!!
Anyway, back to connecting the HDMI1 input of my 55" C7 to the HDMI output of my GTX 1050ti card in my PC using this 4K HDR cable. This makes the C7 my third monitor for the Windows desktop. And as previously shown, the LG TV announces its "native" resolution to the nVidia driver as 3840x2160.
Using DVDFab Player 5 Ultra, I played a 4K HDR video file (TS format) that I had been sent a while back from somebody who had access to a World Cup game being telecast somewhere in Europe at 4K HDR. This was the TS file version of the OTA 4k HDR recording. DVDFab plays the video at original video size, i.e. it filled the C7's screen completely. I then looked at the C7's info while the video was playing and it looks as follows:
Bottom line: I still don't know what the story is here, as the LG TV is behaving exactly as it should by default, namely as a 16x9 3840x2160 display device operating at 60hz, reporting its display as 2160p.