If you just bought a new TV, chances are you might feel the need to get expensive new HDMI cables. Resist the temptation.Even with Ultra HD 4K resolution, high dynamic range, and wide color gamut, you don't need expensive HDMI cables. It's probably that your current HDMI cables could work fine, but if they don't, no matter what a salesperson tells you, you don't need to spend more than a few dollars/pounds/euros a foot (0.3m). Even over long runs of 15ft/3m or more, you shouldn't have to spend a lot. Some stores are still hyping "high-end" HDMI cables with all sorts of fancy buzzwords, but you don't need them. They won't improve performance or allow additional features compared to the right cheap HDMI cables. The only cable features you need are "18 Gbps," which is how much they need to transmit 4K HDR, and maybe "Certified Premium." This label is found on cables that are guaranteed to work with 4K HDR. A cable might work if it doesn't have this logo, but should almost … [Read more...] about Cheap HDMI cables are fine for your new 4K TV
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More Business Bargains BYOD deal: How to get a free year of unlimited service with Sprint Anker's Nebula Capsule smart projector is $85 off with this promo code Amazon Black Friday 2018: See early deals on Echo, Fire HD, and more Best gifts for co-workers under $50 on Amazon Sam's Club, which is owned by Walmart, is a members-only warehouse club, and this Black Friday, it doesn't disappoint with its deals on the hottest tech.See it now: Sam's Club Black Friday 2018 saleIt has a 12-page Black Friday ad exclusively for the biggest shopping day of the year, and it's planning pre-Black Friday and Cyber Week events throughout the month of November, too. There are discounts across a wide range of products, including 4K TVs and fitness trackers. Also: Best Black Friday 2018 deals: Business Bargain Hunter's top picksSam's Club's Black Friday sale will start online at 12:01am ET on Nov. 23, while in-stores sales won't begin until 7am ET. The prices you'll see are valid until Nov. 25 … [Read more...] about Best Sam’s Club Black Friday 2018 deals: Buy a 75-inch 4K TV and get a free Xbox One S
Are you considering an upgrade to a new Ultra HD TV? CNET favorites such as the 55" high-end LG OLED55C7P and the 55" budget-conscious TCL P series Roku TV are sleek and offer a beautiful picture. But you might not be able to make the most out of the technology, even today. So, is a 4K TV right for you? The answer depends on your unique circumstances. Take this simple quiz to find out, then check out our 4K TV buying guide and our picks for the best 4K TVs of 2017. … [Read more...] about Quiz: Do you need a 4K TV?
Which store has the best deals on HDMI cables? Which Web site has the best selection? Which HDMI cable is right for your TV? Answers to these questions, and more, in the definitive (if I do say so myself) HDMI cable buyers guide:First off, cheap cables will produce the exact same picture and sound quality as expensive cables. Check out our HDMI cable trilogy: "Why all HDMI cables are the same," "Why all HDMI cables are the same, Part 2," "Still more reasons why all HDMI cables are the same" and "4K HDMI cables are nonsense." These articles go into extensive detail about how HDMI cables work, and why by their very nature, you're either getting a perfect image, or no image at all.TypeHigh speed with Ethernet High speed without Ethernet Standard speed with Ethernet Standard speed without Ethernet Standard speed cables can handle up to 1080i. High speed can handle definition far beyond 1080p. Here's the thing: the price difference is negligible, so only buy high-speed cables. Most HDMI … [Read more...] about HDMI cable buying guide
It's back: The 55-inch TCL S405 4K TV is in stock at Amazon, selling for just $399. (Hat tip to Kinja for spotting.)The question is this: Should you buy it, or should you wait for a (possibly) better Black Friday or Cyber Monday deal?First, you can read David Katzmaier's full review of the TCL S405.But in light of this lower price (compared to when we first reviewed it), here's what you should know before clicking the buy button. Now Playing: Watch this: TCL S405 Roku TV: Great streaming in a cheap 4K TV 1:24 The case against buyingThis is the TCL S-series, not the TCL P-series. The P series delivered some of the best image quality for the money we've seen so far in 2017, thanks to its use of full-array local dimming -- that's effectively the secret to great picture quality on LED TVs. The only problem: that superior model costs $250 more in the same 55-inch size (the only one in which it's offered) than the S (no local dimming) that's on sale now.Put another way: … [Read more...] about 55-inch Roku 4K TV for $400: Amazing Amazon deal is back