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30” Dell UltraSharp U3014, monitor - best cable to use for the best picture quality?

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November 25, 2013 11:47:06 AM

Hi Guys,

I have just bought a 30” Dell UltraSharp U3014, monitor.

What would be the best cable to use for the best picture quality? 2560 x 1600 resolution.

Extensive connectivity - DisplayPort 1.2/ mDP 1.2, DPout, HDMI, DVI-D (HDCP)

Standard Features
Outstanding screen performance, Superb user experience, Eco-design
Stunning color precision and performance with Dell PremierColor
Remarkable screen clarity - 2560 x 1600 resolution - Fast 6 ms gray-to-gray (typical) response time - High Dynamic contrast ratio (DCR) of 2 million :1 (typical)
Dell UltraSharp Color Calibration Solution software, Dell Display Manager software
Extensive connectivity - DisplayPort 1.2/mDP 1.2, DPout, HDMI, DVI-D (HDCP), 4 x USB 3.0 and 6-in-1 media card reader

Any feedback much appreciated.

Many Thanks,
Paul
November 25, 2013 11:49:34 AM

Any hdmi cable. Get a $2-6 one from china.
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November 25, 2013 11:50:06 AM

chumly said:
Any hdmi cable. Get a $2-6 one from china.


Yeah, as long as its gold plated all hdmi cables have the same quality.
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November 25, 2013 12:10:14 PM

What's the difference between DisplayPort & HDMI?

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Paul
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November 25, 2013 12:57:37 PM

from what i understand displayport you can get higher resolutions, but then again I'm not sure.
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November 25, 2013 2:12:34 PM

Displayport handles more bandwidth. Some commercial monitors or displays at extremely high resolutions would make use of this. As far as the gold plating comment: No. No you don't need gold plating. With a digital signal it doesn't matter one bit what cable you are using. Read this: http://www.audioholics.com/audio-video-cables/hdmi-cabl...
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November 25, 2013 4:30:54 PM

I'm still a bit confused to what cable will be best for a quality picture.

The computer come with about 4 different cables:-
DisplayPort 1.2/ mDP 1.2, DPout, HDMI, DVI-D (HDCP)

my resolution is 2560 x 1600.
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November 25, 2013 6:13:53 PM

sunnucks said:
I'm still a bit confused to what cable will be best for a quality picture.

The computer come with about 4 different cables:-
DisplayPort 1.2/ mDP 1.2, DPout, HDMI, DVI-D (HDCP)

my resolution is 2560 x 1600.


ANY Hdmi cable is fine, because of the way digital signals work. Get the cheapest one possible.

Here are two 6ft cables for $3.60: http://www.amazon.com/CNE67929-HDMI-Cable-ft-Pack/dp/B0...
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November 25, 2013 6:40:11 PM

Really anything except VGA will give you more or less the same quality.
Personally I prefer DVI but it doesn't really matter.
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November 30, 2013 6:52:49 AM

sunnucks said:
Hi Guys,

I have just bought a 30” Dell UltraSharp U3014, monitor.

What would be the best cable to use for the best picture quality? 2560 x 1600 resolution.

Extensive connectivity - DisplayPort 1.2/ mDP 1.2, DPout, HDMI, DVI-D (HDCP)

Standard Features
Outstanding screen performance, Superb user experience, Eco-design
Stunning color precision and performance with Dell PremierColor
Remarkable screen clarity - 2560 x 1600 resolution - Fast 6 ms gray-to-gray (typical) response time - High Dynamic contrast ratio (DCR) of 2 million :1 (typical)
Dell UltraSharp Color Calibration Solution software, Dell Display Manager software
Extensive connectivity - DisplayPort 1.2/mDP 1.2, DPout, HDMI, DVI-D (HDCP), 4 x USB 3.0 and 6-in-1 media card reader

Any feedback much appreciated.

Many Thanks,
Paul


I have a U3014 - in fact in the 5 months I have had one, I am about to have my third, as the first 2 all developed critical problems. Hope you don't, but you will find out. The display port cable Dell sends is not spec 1.2 - it is 1.1 I am 95% sure about. Use 1.2 for daisy chaining monitors - also highest bandwidth, tho 1.1 is plenty adequate. Lovely monitor when it works, Dell India seems to work by dictated flow rather than individualized intelligence. For me this means if you talk to them get names and take very good notes. I have experienced them saying things about the history of my warranty service that were actual - well lies or fabrications, seemingly designed to arrive at a point where Dell abandons the possible 4 or 5 or 6 monitor it might take until one stays working for the remainder of my original 3 year warranty. Back to cables - running only the U3014, and HDMI should also be adequate, just only plug one cable into computer at a time.
Gary
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