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  1. Rob37

    Rob37 Active Member

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    I will be purchasing a new 4K television very soon. Will I have to buy a new 4K HDMI Cable to hook up to my DirecTv Receiver or will my current HDMI Cable still work?
     
  2. WestDC

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    You can use your existing HDMI cable Now - Your 4k TV HDMI is 2.0- D* receiver is 1.4 or less depening on the model you won't get 4k from D* any way for awhile any 4k Content will be streaming over the internet.

    When you do change cables and go for full 4k You will need a cable that matchs your tv HDMI spec.
     
  3. Rob37

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    So I would need eventually an HDMI 2.0 Cable?
     
  4. WestDC

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    Yes, again Check your TV HDMI spec's for the correct version - You would need compliant HDMI cables from every decvice Connected (example) AVR,Cable or D*TVBox would have to be the same or higher HDMI version. TO view 4k programig (expection) if you stream 4k from the Internet to your 4K Smart TV -the HDMI does ot come ito play
     
  5. Rob37

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    Well on the TV I plan to purchase under specifications it says under input it says USB 2.0 under the category of Video Inputs.
     
  6. WestDC

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    USB As you may know is NOT HDMI Spec.(computer USB 2.0 Newer is 3.0 newest is 3.2 different type plug- If the model TV is advertised as 4k then HDMI SPEC- it should state 2.0 or higher if it is really a 4k TV for HDMI- That's why you need to shop well before buying anything. Some early 4K tv Needed to be upgraded later (chipsets) Not sure of the makes or models around this time last year.
     
  7. peds48

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    Not quite. there is no such thing as a HDMI 2.0 cable. there are low and fast speed HDMI cables. most current HDMI cables such as those provided by DirecTV will work fine when linear 4K hit the market, if ever!

    So, IOW no special HDMI cable is required.


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  8. peds48

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    Actually 4K currently is being PUSHED via SAT, not internet.


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  9. peds48

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    No, you don't need an HDMI 2.0, it doesn't exist any way. If you have a DirecTV provided HDMI cable that would be enough.


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  10. slice1900

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    Please do NOT fall victim to crap marketing by Best Buy and cable makers and think you need a special "HDMI 2.0 cable". There is no such thing. Pretty much any cable purchased in the last five years will work fine for 4K, and probably even most of those purchased 10 years ago. Just use the cable you have, and if it causes problems buy a cheap cable from Monoprice or whatever that's listed as "high speed". There is no reason to spend more money for a "better" HDMI cable - the data is digital, and a $5 cable will deliver identical quality to a $500 cable sold by videophile hucksters.

    www.cnet.com/news/hdmi-2-0-what-you-need-to-know/
     
  11. Rob37

    Rob37 Active Member

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    Thanks. I won’t run out and purchase a new HDMI Cable then. One less thing to waste money on.
     
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