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# 207233 15-Dec-2016 10:45
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I have a Philips BDM3275 4k monitor which I connected with HDMI.  Very good for CAD work.

 

Several times a day the display would blank for about 5 seconds - and at very annoying times!

 

More recently the display dropped into what appeared to be a spilt display mode where neither half of the screen showed any image sync - just some multi-coloured lines. Re-powering the monitor and all was well again. This happened just the one time.

 

So I decided to hook up the monitor with a display port cable and all has been good for several days now.

 

So I am wondering how good the leading edge HDMI specs are, or my combination of gear.

 

Gear here:

 

Monitor Philips BDM3275 (3840x2160@60Hz)

 

Video Card Asus  ATI Radeon RX 460 Graphics 4096MB

 

Mother Board  Asus P8Z77-V LX (LGA1155)

 

CPU Intel Core i5 2320 @ 3.00GHz

 

Windows 10 Home 64-bit

 

 

 

 

 

 





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  # 1689219 15-Dec-2016 10:50
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Sounds like it could have been a dodgy HDMI cable. Was it a 4k spec cable?




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  # 1689222 15-Dec-2016 11:03
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Good point on the cable - Not sure now if it came with the monitor or the video card or a previous monitor.

 

On the cable:

 

High Speed HDMI Cable with Ethernet

 

AWM E101344 Style 20276 VW-1 80C 30V Space Shuttle-Z

 

I will do some more research.

 

 





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  # 1689272 15-Dec-2016 11:32
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According to this link a High Speed HDMI cable should be good for 4k video:

 

http://www.hdmi.org/consumer/finding_right_cable.aspx

 

 





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  # 1689281 15-Dec-2016 11:43
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best to use a displayport cable for 4K 60Hz .... if you have the port on your graphics card

 

HDMI is very sensitive to cable movement or cable problems ... i shouldn't happen, no, but i have a lot of those blank screen moments with HDMI - does it need to negotiate a dfferent level of stuff compared to DP perhaps?





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  # 1689287 15-Dec-2016 11:49
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I used the High Speed HDMI cable because I had it in use on another video card and monitor combo.

 

I am running the display at 4k 60Hz..

 

Display is very stable now with the display port cable.

 

 





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  # 1689346 15-Dec-2016 13:02
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i have the same display. makes my eyes tear and painful. do you get that? i was told I have to turn the brightness down A LOT. seems to be better though.





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  # 1689356 15-Dec-2016 13:28
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joker97:

 

i have the same display. makes my eyes tear and painful. do you get that? i was told I have to turn the brightness down A LOT. seems to be better though.

 

 

No problem using my monitor... Use it pretty much all day... 

 

Use it on 3840x2160 at 60Hz.

 

Display is set to Economy mode.

 

I find the brightness very good and no flicker as I search around the screen. Don't use the monitor for gaming.

 

Running 4 apps in 4 panels makes my eyes work very hard.  Pleased I didn't get a 27 or 28 inch display.

 

Have wondered if a 40 inch screen might have been even better (and cheaper) but my wife might notice the upgrade! 

 

 





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