4K HDMI cables: How to cut through the marketing lingo and figure out what you actually need
If you’ve just bought a new 4K TV, you might be wondering if you need to buy a new HDMI cable to go with it. The very fast answer is: Probably not.
Here’s how to tell if the final call is a yes or a no.
HDMI cables explained
An HDMI cable is just a conduit between your TV and media device, be it DVD, Blu-ray, or 4K UHD Blu-ray player; a media streamer; a video game console; or a PC. Different types of HDMI cables do exist, but their designations indicate how much data they can carry. (Spoiler: There’s really no such thing as a 4K HDMI cable.)
When pared down to the most basic information, the video resolution guidelines–as set by the HDMI Forum Technical Working Group that defines the specification–are:
Source:: IT news – Hardware Systems