Which HDMI

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  1. christopher101

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    It may sound like a foolish question but what HDMI lead should i use to connect my Epson TW7300 to my Sky Q box for UHD.

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    A high speed cable will do.

    What length do you need?
     
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    The length of the cable will determine what type of cable you will require.

    Premium High Speed or High Speed are proving to be reliable up to 8m - once you go past 8m you have to consider an 'over CAT' Extender solution (HDBT over CAT6 being the best option) or a Fibre HDMI cable.

    Whichever you go with keep in mind they can and do fail, get damaged or become obsolete so if the cable is being 'installed' ensure you do so in a way which allows it to be replaced easily.

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    Thanks for the advice lads, 15m cable i will have to use.
     
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    Your options are:

    Standard HDMI cable - a passive copper cable may pass 2160p50 (SKY Q) but also a good chance it may not and it will definitely have problems with 10-bit, HDR, 4:4:4 colour (if those are important to you).

    Active HDMI cable - some will deal with SKY Q (ensure they pass an HDCP 2.2 signal) but can be system dependent, can become obsolete and unlikely to pass everything UHD can throw at them.

    HDMI over CAT - the best solution being HDBT, is very stable, will pass SKY Q (though again with limitations in terms of 10-bit, 4:4:4 etc) longer term new versions of HDBT will arrive which will cater for everything UHD has on offer and will use the installed CAT cables (preferably you install CAT6).

    Fibre HDMI - is the only option at present if you want to cover everything UHD can throw at a cable.

    Most UHD devices do not offer 4:4:4 chroma at 60fps and content is very scarce so you have to decide what you want/need to cater for.

    ARC - is another consideration if your Display is also a 'Source', again Fibre HDMI has you covered.

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