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Windows 7: Mini DisplayPort to HDMI cables must be withdrawn

10 Jul 2011   #11
Schroff87

7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
They're just getting their panties in a bunch because displayport is slowly catching up to HDMI. That and displayport cam be used without paying any licensing fees unlike HDMI, so they're also losing out on their cut for each device or cable.
You just made them sound like extortionists
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10 Jul 2011   #12
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Well this sort of sums it up,

Quote:
DisplayPort has an advantage over HDMI in that it is royalty-free, while the HDMI royalty is $0.04 USD per device and has an annual fee of $10,000 for high-volume manufacturers.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HDMI#Re...th_DisplayPort

So yeah it sort of does, doesn't it.
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10 Jul 2011   #13
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Does to me.
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10 Jul 2011   #14
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Just ordered (4) 2 meter displayport to HDMI's cables at $6.89 each to be safe !
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10 Jul 2011   #15
guygo

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Knock Knock Knock! "We know you're in there... we know you have illegal cables. Let's do this the easy way...".
Good grief. Madness!
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11 Jul 2011   #16
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Quiet don't tell anyone ! Instead of gold I'm buying up these. Keep it on the down low !
Look they jumped from $6.89 to $9.90, I'm going to be rich !
Amazon.com: High Quality Black DisplayPort Male to HDMI Cable Male - 6 Feet / 2M: Electronics
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11 Jul 2011   #17
Beta

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1 and Mac OS X 10.8.3
 
 

HDMI was created for the single purpose of locking the video feed with HDCP. It's all about the money.

This does not mean that there will be no adaptors. If you read the article you will see that they imply that a HDMI cable must have a HDMI male end on both ends. They a disallowing HDMI on one end of the cable and Display Port in the other end of the cable.

"HDMI Org has exclusively contacted TechRadar about the situation and confirmed that any cable that has a DP male connector on one end and an HDMI male connector is unlicensed and should not be on sale." From article

This has nothing to do with adaptors. There just saying that you can't have a direct connection and that there must be an adaptor in use big deal. Don't jump off the brige yet.
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11 Jul 2011   #18
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Well when you look at the cost of these adapters then the cost of the HDMI cable....yikes! The cheapest solution was coming in around $30 +S&H with some the main stream even higher, so my $7 dollar cable works perfect and saved me a ton. Maybe I'll buy them completely out, just like 75 & 150 watt incandescent bulbs?
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11 Jul 2011   #19
Beta

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1 and Mac OS X 10.8.3
 
 

I got my adaptors last year and I paid $10.00. I think it was last spring when I got them. I have yet to spend more then $4.00 on my HDMI cables.
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11 Jul 2011   #20
linnemeyerhere

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