HDMI 2.1 Unlimited.

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  1. Knakajima

    Knakajima New Member

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    I've just joined after finding out that my HDMI 42-inch monitor is crippled. I am still determining what the company gains from it, but it says something about how it reduces motion artifacts. I want to learn (newbie here) which monitor currently on the market that isn't $3,000 (none of HDR10 support only stuff) that has yet to be clipped and fully utilizes my RTX4080's HDMI 2.1 port. I am also keen on experiencing real HDR; so far, the only HDR that look good was when I saw a YouTube video on Google Chrome, chromium, or Edge. If I download and playback it on MPV, it looks white-washed or worse than an SDR download watched on the same monitor in SDR mode.
    My main question is if you could point out some model that isn't crippled. I heard that the LG C2 48-inch is good and That's the one to buy. However, I noticed a C3 48-inch has WebOS that wants to connect to the internet. The unit appears to have preinstalled all sorts of nasty things and looks like Amazon Firetv. I feel turned off. I want a big beautiful monitor that does HDR, not an entertainment center, as I do not watch TV or shows. I have no streaming service account.
    I am new, so any information about a unit would greatly help. And I thank you in advance.
    (I am sorry for a newbie asking a nonsense question. I have to know!).
     
  2. tunejunky

    tunejunky Ancient Guru

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    LG's C2 is solid. there is nothing even remotely close in price anywhere close in quality. the same panel can be found on Gigabyte Aorus' F048u, potentially for even less - plus it has a KVM switch, minus it has no hdtv tuner.
    the C3 is actually a smidge better but as you don't stream and you don't like WebOS (3.0) that's a pass.

    if you can afford $1,000 - $1,200 there is the best large format monitor - the KTC G42P5. it has the brightest OLED display using LG's G series panel with MLA and it offers four HDMI 2.1 inputs and is monitor only (pick up a generic stand for $35)
    there is nothing remotely close to a OLED.
     
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    Thank you for laughing with me. You figured out I went from Reddit and stopped here. G42P5 from KTC is the exact model I have. I got it for about $880 during 2nd Amazon Prime. I got an additional standup stand for $40. Both are from China. People told me to stop buying Chin e knockoff. I agree with you. C2 fits me, but C3 48 inches is the best price. It's only $199/mo x 5 with Amazon (not other credit scum), and that's doable while on SSDI without attracting unwanted attention. I looked for C2, but what's left is 55-60 inches.

    I am sure you know, but KTC crippled G42P5. I am trying to figure out the reason. They said it would reduce artifacts. But they crippled HDM1 2.1 from 48 gigbits/s to 28gigbits/s. If I put G42P5 in 120mhz, it will not go into HDR. It has to be 8 bits. I cannot do HDR in 10 bits. I have to set it to 60 MHz or 30mhz. I was sure I used to get 138mhz when I got it first. It could be my old laptop with Gforce 1660Ti and 4800H AMD. I need my repair of the Asus Rog 16 strix scar to return to me soon.
     
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    DisplayPort offers much faster data speeds than HDMI.
     
  6. tunejunky

    tunejunky Ancient Guru

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    try an HDMI cable with a rating of UHBR 13.5 or 20 as this is likely the source of your issue.
    even better, use DP 2.1 as it's the widest bandwidth @ 80 Gbit/s
    your 1660Ti is incapable of driving this monitor beyond 4k 60Hz (for streaming/video)
     

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