- May 16, 2012
- Houston, TX
- Real Name
- Dave Upton
When I received my new LG OLED 48CX from Value Electronics, I was excited to start gaming at 4K and 120Hz with full 4:2:2 or better chroma, but found myself in a bit of a quandary. I had a lengthy (11 ft) run to my PC,and my existing HDMI cable could not handle the goal of pushing 4K 120Hz @4:2:2 chroma content despite my best efforts, as this exceeds the bandwidth an 18Gbps HDMI cable can handle. A brief bit of research found Monoprice and their SlimRun optical HDMI cable series.
If you haven’t been paying close attention, you may not have noticed that HDMI cables have come a long way in the past couple of years. New HDMI 2.1 compatible cables that support 48Gbps bandwidth are now hitting the market, with a myriad of affordable (but not necessarily reliable) cables available at Amazon and other online marketplaces.