Need a HDMI cable for new Apple TV 4k

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by JEREZANO, Dec 30, 2017.

  1. JEREZANO macrumors member

    JEREZANO

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    When you buy a Aptv 4k apple recommends to buy a very high price belkin cable for $30 dollars because new APTV 4K has a HDR10 and Dobly Vision ,,there is a lot of options for less money at Amazon or ebay etc..but not any idea what hdmi cable can do the work if someone already use a good hdmi cable please share the link to buy it or the brand name thank you and happy new year macrumors community
     
  2. Rigby macrumors 601

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    Over normal distances (say, up to 12ft) any "High Speed" HDMI cable will work. Just make sure it carries the official logo. If you want to order from Amazon, their "Basics" line works well, e.g.:

    https://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-High-Speed-HDMI-Cable-1-Pack/dp/B014I8SSD0

    If you need a long cable (e.g. to connect a projector in the back of the room), you might want to look for "premium certified" cables. They don't have to be very expensive either. I've had good experiences with Monoprice:

    https://www.amazon.com/Monoprice-Certified-Premium-Speed-Cable/dp/B01GCGKI3O/
     
  3. kissfan macrumors regular

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    Second monoprice.com. Great cables. Great prices.
     
  4. Tim7 macrumors 6502

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    Amazon basics HDMI cables work perfectly for me. I have them running from Sky Q, ATV 4K and Xbox into my AV Receiver and from receiver to TV.
     
  5. 400 macrumors regular

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    Seconded for the link to the spec above from Rigby.
    https://www.hdmi.org/consumer/finding_right_cable.aspx

    Using high speed certified at £3.5 with HDR only on mine, three foot cable. and bought one premium certified at £8 or so to see what was the difference. I would not buy the one from Apple. I have the high speed as I did not know about premium at the time of purchase but they work. That is they work on mine, HDR only.

    Whatever that is in $.
     
  6. archer75 macrumors 65816

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    Monoprice premium certified are the way to go.
     
  7. Michelasso macrumors regular

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    I have got all my cables from Amazon Italy, I connect the ATV 4K to my AVR with HDMI 2.0 passthrough to my 4K HDR TV and everything is just fine. Up to 60Hz with YCbCr 4:4:4/RGB Low/RGB High, HDR 4:2:2. Less than €12 for two cables. Plus a third cable I bought before the ATV 4K (used between the AVR and TV because it's shorter).
     

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