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News HDMI to Mini DisplayPort cables ruled illegal

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by arcticstoat, 12 Jul 2011.

  1. Guinevere

    Guinevere Mega Mom

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    I assume you mean 4k?
     
  2. Instagib

    Instagib Well-Known Member

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  3. Bauul

    Bauul Sir Bongaminge

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    Meh, buying a dongle over an all-in-one solution is hardly the end of the world. Annoying yes, but I can see why the HDMI Organisation have done it - they're a commercial organisation afterall.

    As long as DisplayPort becomes the PC/Monitor standard, I'll be happy.
     
  4. thehippoz

    thehippoz New Member

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    just make them yourself.. I always do that kind of stuff but using cat cable and the right end connectors- it's cheap and works :lol:
     
  5. MSHunter

    MSHunter Well-Known Member

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    this is exactly the kind of ruling that will be removed from law due to the fact that no one will follow it. (USA)
    The cables will be renamed as extended adapters.

    Almost as bad as HDCP, which was fixed by buying a little box with HDCP that then converted the signal to video with out HDCP.
     
  6. dyzophoria

    dyzophoria Member

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    lol they are just saying, it maybe common sense to all that its just a dongle+cable built in, but in reality, they havent really tested things like, it seems stupid, or for the conspiracy theorists, money making ****, but heck, its how standards were developed, are developed, and will be developed in the near future. live with it, if you like buy all the hdmi to mini display port cables you can find if you are QQ'ing about it too much. or if you want **** the HDMI org with a thousand of petition telling them to test the **** and certify it. end of story
     
  7. Tokari

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    This is the reason why for me. See off any potential competitors
     
  8. modfx

    modfx Loft Gremlin

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    What? I don't even.....
    /sigh
     
  9. Crossing

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    This is out of Pure, Pure greed.
     
  10. smc8788

    smc8788 ...at least I have chicken

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    Yeah I actually meant to say 4k2k, but whatever :p

    Still can't get used to referring to it by the horizontal res...
     
  11. supermonkey

    supermonkey Deal with it

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    I'm not sure I understand how the cables are illegal. Do you mean to say that due to licensing requirements companies can no longer sell an HDMI-to-MiniDP cable with the HDMI logo on the box? Or is it truly against the law to sell a cable that features an HDMI interface on one end and a miniDP interface on the other?
     
  12. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    :lol: Exactly, I use 1 & my bro does too :hehe: wow, what nonesense :lol:.

    Checked it out & was funny :D.
     
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  13. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    oh okay so really nothing has changed because most of those adapter sold that are mini display port to hdmi are in the form pictured above.
     
  14. ViPPeR_666

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    Oh well. Guess I'll just throw my cable in a trash can...

    :rolleyes:
     
  15. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    Destroying evidence of your criminal act... that is really bad... I have informed the authorities.
     
  16. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    While this does reek of bureaucratic analism (not an actual word), it makes perfect sense that HDMI org would try to strongarm DisplayPort out of the picture, mind you HDMI needs a bit of improvement, but really this isn't that big of a deal.
     
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    [USRF]Obiwan New Member

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    this made me ROFL:
    10.2GB highspeed HDMI cable!

    in all the specifications of HDMI not once is speeds in gigabytes mentions. Only category 1 and category 2 (highspeed) HDMI cable. Where Category 1 certification must do 74,5mhz (aka 1080i) and Category2 certification must do 340Mhz (aka 1080p/2160p30)

    You can use HDMI extenders that uses cat5/6 to extend over 200meters or optical fibre to extend the HDMI signal path top 300 meters without qualityloss. Yes that is ordinary cat5/6 networkcable, no fancy 24k gold and silver 'angel hair' cables of 1000 dollar. or even 2000 dollar. Only audiophiles (i call them audiophools) and only those people are strong believers of such bogus manufactures claim. Like 'breaking in' a cable. you said what??? breaking in a cable...
     
  19. Phil Rhodes

    Phil Rhodes Hypernobber

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    Quite so.

    There is a great tendency to assume that "something a company might not like very much" is "illegal". In this situation it is, I suspect, at worst an issue over the use of their trademark HDMI logo.

    Really, who cares?
     
  20. Bakes

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    The frequency dictates the speed of throughput. A bog-standard HDMI cable at 340Mhz has 10.2Gbit throughput.
     
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