What does 48Gbps mean?

Ultra High Speed HDMI Cable
HDMI® 2.1 Specification. Supporting the 48Gbps bandwidth is the new Ultra High Speed HDMI Cable. The cable ensures ultra high-bandwidth dependent features are delivered including uncompressed 8K video with HDR.

Does HDMI cable matter for 8K?

This specification increased the maximum bandwidth of HDMI cables from 10.2Gbps to 18Gbps. HDMI 2.1 launched in 2018, and is designed to support 8K and higher resolutions with a maximum bandwidth of 48Gbps. The HDMI 2.1 specification can handle 4K and 8K video at up to 120 frames per second, with room to spare.

Do you need a 4K cable for a 4K TV?

When it comes down to 4K TV, you do not need to pick up special HDMI cables. The HDMI cable standard can impact color and resolution, but newer versions are not required for 4K TV.

Is HDMI 2.1 Necessary?

For most people it’s not a good enough reason, on its own, to buy a new TV right now. If you’re shopping for a new TV on a budget, it’s not a necessary feature by any means: Those new consoles will play perfectly well (and still look spectacular) on a TV that lacks HDMI 2.1.

How do I know my HDMI port?

There is no such thing as an HDMI 1.4 or HDMI 2.0 port. You cannot tell the version number of an HDMI port. The HDMI Specification defines features, not a version number.

Why are 48gbps HDMI cables becoming more popular?

The bandwidth limitations of HDMI 2.0 cables may not meet the higher resolution and refresh rate content anymore, so the new generation 48Gbps HDMI ver 2.1 cables have become more and more popular.

Does 48gbps speed matter in 4K?

The good news is that this almost certainly doesn’t matter in real world terms. The 48Gbps rate is required to handle uncompressed 12-bit 4K at 120Hz with RGB 4:4:4 chroma sampling.

Do LG TVs support 48gbps?

Here’s the official statement LG shared with me: “While LG covered most of the HDMI 2.1 related specs in its 2019 TVs, including full bandwidth support in all of the HDMI ports for its 4K and 8K TVs, the market situation evolution indicated that real content that requires 48Gbps is not available in the market.

Does the HDMI port of an 8K TV support 48 Gbps?

And the rest of the ports of 8K TVs and all HDMI 2.1 ports of 4K TVs have lower bandwidth than 48 Gbps but support up to 4K 120P 4:4:4/RGB 10bit. We apologize for not flagging this earlier to you.”