4k Monitor and Apple TV

Mr Ski 73

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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?
 

techwarrior

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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.
 

miric

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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.
 
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miric

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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.
 

Mr Ski 73

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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.
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?
 

miric

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I guess I could tweak the colour settings on the monitor or is it so far out it is not practical?
Sure, you could. But after turning off Smart HDR feature I'm pretty happy with my monitor colors.
 
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