Question Advice please, 9 year old HDMI leads and HDR/UHD TV etc.

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    1. yelto

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      It has been several years since I last posted on the forum, though I have looked in from time to time.

      Anyway, I would appreciate it if somebody could give me some advice regarding HDMI leads, yes I know, I can hear everyone groaning, not again, but please bear with me.

      I have just ordered an LG 43UJ670V LED HDR 4K Ultra HD, which will be connected to a Sky HD box.

      In the New Year I will be buying a Sony UBP-X800 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player and then a Q Acoustics M2 Soundbase.

      The HDMI leads that I am currently using are nine years old and I can’t remember if they are “Standard” or “High Speed”.

      So if they are the former will they be good enough for the new equipment?

      Will it be the case that if they are not, then they just won’t work at all, or will I simply get inferior picture and or sound quality?

      Any help or advice gratefully appreciated,

      Cheers,

      Pete.
       
    2. ryanvincent

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      They should work fine, I have some old HDMI 1.3 cables that are fine for 4k UHD.
      If they give you problems then purchase the amazon basics hdmi cable they work perfectly for everyone but as I said your cable should work fine.
       
    3. yelto

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      Cheers Ryan, much appreciated and thanks for the heads up on the Amazon leads if they are needed,
      Pete.
       
    4. EndlessWaves

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      If they can't handle the bandwidth they'll either cause break up issues, flaky connections or not work at all. They won't degrade picture quality.

      It's definitely worth trying what you have already and not automatically buying a new cable.

      Amazon cables don't work perfectly for everyone and are a little overpriced, there are lots of other similar alternatives.
       
    5. yelto

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      Thanks EW i will bare that in mind. If i do need new cables do you have any particular recommendations,

      Pete.
       
    6. Joe Fernand

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      The length of the HDMI cable is likely more of an issue than the age of the cable - I have some heavy gauge cables of a similar vintage which work with 4K UHD out to 8m.

      Joe
       
    7. yelto

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      Thanks Joe.
       
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      i buy the 6-10 pound e bay ones that look like they are quality build and they work just fine on my jvc projector being fed from the oppo 203
       
    9. yelto

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      Thanks mate.
       
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      Neet cables are very good. you can purchase them from Amazon UK. They are reasonable and the quality is excellent. You can get 28AWG thick HDMI cables starting at £5.99
       
    11. yelto

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      Cheers mate i will make a note of that.
       
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      I bought a couple of Amazon Basics HDMI cables a month or so ago and one of them will not pass more than 10.2 Gbps. Just a QC issue Im sure, but a fair few negative reviews on Amazon if you look for them from people that have found the same thing.

      The HDMI cable labelling at the moment is an absolute nightmare.

      I'd personally pay a few extra pounds and get the cheapest possible "premium certified" cable; at least you know what it is intending to deliver in Gbps rather than vague, irrelevant claims of 2.0a compatibility etc etc.

      The OMARS premium certified cables from Amazon are nice and cheap.
       
    13. yelto

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      The HDMI cable labelling at the moment is an absolute nightmare.

      Have to agree mate, i will have a look at the OMARS in the future,

      thanks.
       
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      The labelling has been pretty consistent since Jan 2010.

      Current options are Standard, High Speed and Premium High Speed with Ultra High Speed arriving in 2018.

      Joe
       

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