display settings

#1
need a little help with u9h display settings.. i have an LG 55 inch UHD HDR tv.. is it better to leave the minix display settings on auto or change it tom1080 @ 50hz or leave it on auto. also confused with HDR settings
thanks in advance
 

ArcticWolf

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#4
My minix doesnt have 4k@60fps in display settings though. 🤔🤔🤔
Are you certain your TV/monitor supports 4K@60 if it isn't listed??? (Is it listing all 1080 options or 4K@30, for example?)

Are you using older HDMI 1.4 cables to connect your U9-H? If yes, they only support 4K@30, you'll need a decent HDMI 2.0 cable. KabelDirekt do good quality HDMI 2.0 cables at reasonable prices on Amazon, including cables with 90° or 270° angled connectors if required :).
 

Villa

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#5
Are you certain your TV/monitor supports 4K@60 if it isn't listed??? (Is it listing all 1080 options or 4K@30, for example?)

Are you using older HDMI 1.4 cables to connect your U9-H? If yes, they only support 4K@30, you'll need a decent HDMI 2.0 cable. KabelDirekt do good quality HDMI 2.0 cables at reasonable prices on Amazon, including cables with 90° or 270° angled connectors if required :).
It's important to remember, there's no such thing as HDMI cable "versions." There's no such thing as a "HDMI 2.0 cable." The version numbers refer to the HDMI connections in your gear. Which is to say, your TV can have HDMI 2.0 inputs, but your HDMI cable is just an HDMI cable.

https://www.cnet.com/google-amp/news/4k-hdmi-cables-are-nonsense/
https://www.cnet.com/google-amp/news/what-hdmi-cable-should-i-buy/
 

Skynet

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#6

ArcticWolf

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#7
It's important to remember, there's no such thing as HDMI cable "versions." There's no such thing as a "HDMI 2.0 cable." The version numbers refer to the HDMI connections in your gear. Which is to say, your TV can have HDMI 2.0 inputs, but your HDMI cable is just an HDMI cable.

https://www.cnet.com/google-amp/news/4k-hdmi-cables-are-nonsense/
https://www.cnet.com/google-amp/news/what-hdmi-cable-should-i-buy/
True, true. It's not the first time I've forgotten that either lol ;).
 

ArcticWolf

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#10
I'm sure there exists "Good quality" :)
and "Not so good quality" :( cables!
Indeed, & undoubtedly :(. The original "standard" HDMI cables are obviously much lower bandwidth than the newer "high speed" cables for a start. Prior to my current kit I'd been putting off upgrading an old 720p Sony Bravia with a WD HDTV Live media player for years. The old HDMI cables I had used with them couldn't even handle 1080p lol, let alone 4K ;).

When CNet say most people "probably" won't need new cables they're right. You can guarantee there will be some cheap/inferior rubbish floating around out there that may not be up to spec as well, however.

The main point is that all can agree, there's no need to spend a fortune on so labelled "premium" HDMI cables. Amazon Basics or similar are certainly plenty good enough for short/average runs :). I purchased some of them first myself then ran into the problem of my AVR having insufficient space behind it later on, typical ;).
 
#11
Are you certain your TV/monitor supports 4K@60 if it isn't listed??? (Is it listing all 1080 options or 4K@30, for example?)

Are you using older HDMI 1.4 cables to connect your U9-H? If yes, they only support 4K@30, you'll need a decent HDMI 2.0 cable. KabelDirekt do good quality HDMI 2.0 cables at reasonable prices on Amazon, including cables with 90° or 270° angled connectors if required :).
My Tv doesnt support 4k.

The minix shows all options of 1080p but no options for 4k.

Youtube doesnt play any 4k content, max it gets to is 1080p

Minix plays 4k movies on Kodi but outside, it doesnt.

Is all that coz of my TV?
 

Villa

Administrator
#12
My Tv doesnt support 4k.

The minix shows all options of 1080p but no options for 4k.

Youtube doesnt play any 4k content, max it gets to is 1080p

Minix plays 4k movies on Kodi but outside, it doesnt.

Is all that coz of my TV?
If your TV is not 4K then you won't get 4K resolution or any 4K options on your Minix.

You can play a 4K video in YouTube but you will only see the max resolution of your TV.
 

ArcticWolf

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#13
My Tv doesnt support 4k.

The minix shows all options of 1080p but no options for 4k.

Youtube doesnt play any 4k content, max it gets to is 1080p

Minix plays 4k movies on Kodi but outside, it doesnt.

Is all that coz of my TV?
If your TV is not 4K then you won't get 4K resolution or any 4K options on your Minix.

You can play a 4K video in YouTube but you will only see the max resolution of your TV.
That clears that up then lol ;).

Time to look for a shiny new 4K TV if you want to get the best from your U9-H :). Shame you just missed Black Friday!!
 

Villa

Administrator
#14
#16
If your TV is not 4K then you won't get 4K resolution or any 4K options on your Minix.

You can play a 4K video in YouTube but you will only see the max resolution of your TV.
Thanks..

I have another question though. I use plex quite regularly. When I try to play a 4k movie using Plex, the app gets stuck..but kodi manages to play the same movie.

Is that coz of Kodi's own awesomeness?
 
#18
I have the same issue as mirfarali But I do have a 4K tv. If I play a movie through Kodi it shows in 4K

But if I use youtube I can only pick 1080p. My settings are set to 4k@60f but still youtube does not play 4K. I upgraded my hdmi cable to 2.0 and this made a massive difference as I could never pick 4K in the setting only 1080p.

Is there a setting I am missing somewhere for youtube to play 4K?
 
#19
I have the same issue as mirfarali But I do have a 4K tv. If I play a movie through Kodi it shows in 4K

But if I use youtube I can only pick 1080p. My settings are set to 4k@60f but still youtube does not play 4K. I upgraded my hdmi cable to 2.0 and this made a massive difference as I could never pick 4K in the setting only 1080p.

Is there a setting I am missing somewhere for youtube to play 4K?
Switch to this...
https://smartyoutubetv.github.io
 
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