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A Forbes contributor has highlighted an issue in which some 2020 OLED 4K TVs from LG were found to lack the "full" HDMI 2.1 standard. This means that the devices' ports cannot transmit data at their highest possible speed of 48 gigabits per second (Gb/s). However, the OEM asserts that this is not a problem.

https://www.notebookcheck.net/Some-2020-LG-TVs-have-less-than-full-speed-HDMI-2-1-ports-and-apparently-that-s-okay.464445.0.html

jeremy

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The question is, did YOU do the math? Did Forbes?

3840x2160, 12bit, 120Hz, 4:4:4 requires >39Gbps. Add in eARC (0.037Gbps) and we are still under 40Gbps.

Where in the universe is more than 40Gbps useful for any of the LG panels? AI upscaling or not, the panels cannot even use more than 40Gbps of bandwidth.

This is all without taking DSC into account.

jeremy

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Whoops, came off a little strong. Either way, 40Gbps is still above the limit of what the panel and TV can use.

The question is, did YOU do the math? Did Forbes?

3840x2160, 12bit, 120Hz, 4:4:4 requires >39Gbps. Add in eARC (0.037Gbps) and we are still under 40Gbps.

Where in the universe is more than 40Gbps useful for any of the LG panels? AI upscaling or not, the panels cannot even use more than 40Gbps of bandwidth.

This is all without taking DSC into account.

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The question is, did YOU do the math? Did Forbes?

3840x2160, 12bit, 120Hz, 4:4:4 requires >39Gbps. Add in eARC (0.037Gbps) and we are still under 40Gbps.

Where in the universe is more than 40Gbps useful for any of the LG panels? AI upscaling or not, the panels cannot even use more than 40Gbps of bandwidth.

This is all without taking DSC into account.

Not entirely correct. Data rate is different than bit rate. HDMI 2.1 has 48Gbps bit rate, but because of the error correction, clock sinc, etc. only ~42Gbps data rate (39 of which are necessary for the 4k 120hz 4:4:4 without compression like you note). So yes, more than 40Gbit would be useful for LG if they were targeting to display at 12bit colour. (no compression taken into account)

In the end, i don't think it matters, I don't see any use for 12bit colour in the consumer space yet, maybe in a couple years. As long as they are clear in their markting, i'm fine with it.

What I'd like to see is a good panel like this without the "AI" smart TV functions

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I'm not aware of 12bit content anywhere either, to push 12bit content, you need to make your own, starting by recording 12bit, which is not an easy feat either...

jeremy

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Rats, I spent all of that time calculating the blanking and borders and missed the line encoding. Actual Raw datarate for that 4k signal would be 35.83+ Gbps, for what it's worth. 40Gbps PHY is down to ~35.5Gbps after HDMI 2.1 16b/18b encoding.

I do agree, the lack of any practical 12bit content and 12bit content sources makes this a near moot point in the short term.

I would also love a display without this extra processing. I have not had a TV that could change channels or volume without waiting for an overburdened "smart" SoC to finally process basic commands - something unacceptable on a $400 cell phone, but somewhat acceptable on a TV that can easily cost 3 times as much, if not more.

Either way, it all now seems like a cynical excuse for LG to further segment the market and drive sales of next year's displays - now with 48Gbps support (but probably missing burn in protection, VRR range more limited, panel downgraded to 8bit+FRC, etc).

The question is, did YOU do the math? Did Forbes?

3840x2160, 12bit, 120Hz, 4:4:4 requires >39Gbps. Add in eARC (0.037Gbps) and we are still under 40Gbps.

Where in the universe is more than 40Gbps useful for any of the LG panels? AI upscaling or not, the panels cannot even use more than 40Gbps of bandwidth.

This is all without taking DSC into account.

Not entirely correct. Data rate is different than bit rate. HDMI 2.1 has 48Gbps bit rate, but because of the error correction, clock sinc, etc. only ~42Gbps data rate (39 of which are necessary for the 4k 120hz 4:4:4 without compression like you note). So yes, more than 40Gbit would be useful for LG if they were targeting to display at 12bit colour. (no compression taken into account)

In the end, i don't think it matters, I don't see any use for 12bit colour in the consumer space yet, maybe in a couple years. As long as they are clear in their markting, i'm fine with it.

What I'd like to see is a good panel like this without the "AI" smart TV functions

Adrian Corey

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It’s a 10 bit panel.

with current processing power video compression codecs easily can pass through 12 bit colour 4k 120 4.4.4 with huge headroom to spare

There is NO 12 bit content to even use it on.

The C9 has full hdmi 2.1 bandwidth. if. C9 and a CX where side by side each playing said mythical content do you think ANYONE alive could spot the 12 bit difference

 

 
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