4k Monitor and Apple TV

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Mr Ski 73, Feb 5, 2019.

  1. Mr Ski 73 macrumors regular

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    Hi

    I haven't got a 4k TV but I do have a Dell P2715Q 27" 4k monitor.

    I think that you need an Apple TV to show 4k movies and I can connect my monitor straight to the ATV (HDMI) and it should work. Has anyone tried this and am I correct?
     
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    Most TVs these days are either just monitors, or monitors with a streaming player built in (SmartTV). As long as you go HDMI to HDMI, it will work. Sound will be pitiful, but it will work.
     
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  5. miric macrumors member

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    I connected my ATV 4K to Dell U2718Q via conventional HDMI cable as well as via Belkin Ultra High Speed. The second one allows 4K 60Hz@Chroma 4:2:2. Works well but I found tvOS interface and app icons colors a bit oversaturated. I didn't try to get a sound from this pair due to my laziness but Dell has 3.5mm jack so I do believe it's possible to get a sound via it without a receiver or HDMI splitter.
     
  6. miric macrumors member

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    Some updates just in case.
    1. Sound really works via Dell’s mini jack.
    2. I’ve found out a reason of those ugly colors in ATV interface. Smart HDR. Never again. Strange Dell’s implementation.
     
  7. Mr Ski 73 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks. Not to worried about sound I was going to use BT headphones. I guess I could tweak the colour settings on the monitor or is it so far out it is not practical?
     
  8. miric macrumors member

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    Sure, you could. But after turning off Smart HDR feature I'm pretty happy with my monitor colors.
     

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