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Since I have a PS4 Pro and my Sony 1080P TV do I still need a 2.0 HDMI cable to get all the boost of using the Pro on 1080P
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regardless of version/revisions, hdmi cable is hdmi cable, the hardware is in the system/display not the cable.
     
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Well I know 4K and HDR requires 2.0 so I guess anything will be fine with the 1080P
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I just wanted to make sure since its the Ps4 Pro on a 1080 TV I didn't need anything special or whatever. So a standard HDMI cable will work fine and wont restrict anything since its only 1080P
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Yes, standard hdmi cable is all you need for 1080p TV and ps4 Pro. Don't worry.
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I just wanted to make sure since its the Ps4 Pro on a 1080 TV I didn't need anything special or whatever. So a standard HDMI cable will work fine and wont restrict anything since its only 1080P

It's the HDR bit really for the 2.0 cable specification a normal cable will work for HDMI 1.4 which supports 4K.

But yeah for 1080p with no HDR just use any, 1080p with HDR would require a 2.0 cable.
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It's the HDR bit really for the 2.0 cable specification a normal cable will work for HDMI 1.4 which supports 4K.

But yeah for 1080p with no HDR just use any, 1080p with HDR would require a 2.0 cable.

This is true currently, but not necessarily. HDR content can be passed through HDMI 1.4/HDCP 1.4 with 1080p resolution because it requires almost no extra bandwidth (HDR is a small batch of metadata). The PS4 Pro even proves this by dropping HDMI down to 1.4 if you force 1080p resolution and enable HDR. In many cases TVs won't support HDR with HDMI 1.4, like my Samsung KS8000, so forcing 1080p actually removes my console's ability to run HDR content.

Skrillex is right though because the only televisions that currently support HDR are 4K screens that require HDMI 2.0a (port, an HDMI 2.0 cord is the only cord standard) to receive HDR metadata. The only reason I bring up this distinction is that in the future, hopefully near future, 1080p HDR screens will come out that will allow you to pass that data with only HDMI 1.4/HDCP 1.4. Then again the HDMI standard is changing AGAIN, so who knows.
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If you're not playing on a 4K Tv with HDR capabilities I would stick to the regular PS4. Most of the games that take advantage of the Pro's superior hardware do so with a "resolution bump" much more then increased frames in 1080p.


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