Can I connect an Apple 4k TV to this display?
- Asked by Benjamin W from Aspen
LG UltraFine 4K Display
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2 Answers from the Community
I have the same question, great answer Joseph V. I wonder if demand has facilitated the production of adapters that now run 4K at 60Hz. For example, there are several third party adapters for under twenty dollars on Amazon. I bought the Apple AV Adapter thinking that would work. But that's only a one-way adapter intended to run out of a MacBook Pro, etc. I think. Either way. would be awesome to get the Apple TV running on this display.
- Answered by Ben L from Wilton
Short answer: No.
The Apple 4K TV has only an HDMI 2.0 output.
The LG UltraFine 4K display only has a USB-C input. It uses USB-C with DisplayPort alt mode. The USB-C cable has wires for the DisplayPort signal, and wires for a USB 2.0 connection which the LG display uses for brightness control, audio, and its USB ports.
Currently available HDMI 1.4 to DisplayPort adapters only support 4K 30Hz. Next year may see HDMI 2.0 converters that support 4K 60Hz but may cost up to $200.
Other computer monitors have HDMI 2.0 inputs and DisplayPort 1.2 inputs.
- Answered by Joseph V from Fort Langley