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Richholf
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uhd tv connection to TiVo

In process on purchasing 4K UHD TV, it has up scaler (as per norm), however been advised that need to purchase faster specialist hdmi cables to improve picture /speed quality if plugging into TiVo box. Retailer (who I won't mention) mentioned a specialist cable (can't remember name) at a cost of £80, £50 if bought with tv - specially for virgin connections. Can anyone advise on this as seems costly and not sure if needed. Thanks

Posted this on tech chatter by accident, with helpful comment fromJ0hn Re: just being a way of exploit money from retailer.  However, if others have advice on options, it's welcomed.

 

 

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That's complete rubbish (I'm guessing Curry's\Dixons or the like, as they seem to have a standard practice of trying to flog overpriced cables). A standard HDMI cable will be fine, I wouldn't spend more than a tenner on one as long as you're only looking at a standard length (1-2 metres).

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If you are intending to upgrade to the new V6 4k box VM are bringing out, your HDMI cable must support the HDMI 2.0 standard. You might find the linked page of interest:

https://turbofuture.com/computers/do-i-need-hdmi-cable-4k-hdmi-20-guide

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Hi Richholf,

 

Thanks for your post and welcome to the Community!

 

As mentioned by nodrogd, I would only really consider changing things up with your HDMI when it comes to getting the new V6.

 

It's completely based on preference aside from this.

 

Many thanks,

 

Nat_J

 


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