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Windows 7: Mini DisplayPort to HDMI cables must be withdrawn

11 Jul 2011   #21
Schroff87

7 ultimate x64
 
 

I got a cable with my monitor which is DVI at the video card's end and HDMI at the monitor's end and I get audio through it just fine, I guess they want my cable too? :P
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11 Jul 2011   #22
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Schroff87 you got lucky with that cable as most standard DVI-HDMI cables (and adapters) aren't pinned/wired correctly to work that way, most will only pass video.

As for them wanting it back, I doubt it as the monitor manufacturer probably paid the extortion (er, licensing) fee.
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12 Jul 2011   #23
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

This is more what I'm used to seeing. No wonder these adapters don't ship with the video cards.
JR.com: Moshi Mini Display Port to HDMI Adapter w/ Audio - 99MO023203 in Monitor Accessories
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12 Jul 2011   #24
CreepinJesus

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Guys, it's just the cables that are unlicensed, as an HDMI cable should have male HDMI connectors on both ends to be 'official'. The cables in question here are the ones with HDMI one end and Mini-DP the other; hence "bad".

Adapters are still perfectly valid, as they are not cables, and these are, in fact, what the HDMI people are saying should be used.
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12 Jul 2011   #25
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Yes but the cable IS an adapter...

The thinking that a cable and an adapter are and must be two separate things is a bit dinosaur... There are a lot of "cables" now that have the adapter electronics hidden in the connectors.

Sounds like the HDMI folks need to "get with the program"
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12 Jul 2011   #26
profdlp

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

So, one of these is cool and the other is outlawed? The difference: a somewhat longer wire.

Maybe we could just call them "Protracted Adapter Modules", which is a fancy term I just invented for an adapter with a bit of extra wire in between the connectors.


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12 Jul 2011   #27
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Yes "P.A.M.'s for short !
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12 Jul 2011   #28
profdlp

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

Gotta have the TLA if you want to keep the CDB down!
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15 Jul 2011   #29
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

OK so the four displayport to hdmi cables came in and they ran 6.89 each and with shipping all four ran 39.48 compare that to one premium mini to hdmi cable below !
Monster DL MDSPT-HDMI ADPT Digital Life™ Mini-DisplayPort to HDMI Cable - 8ft 122273 at TigerDirect
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16 Jul 2011   #30
smarteyeball

 
 

Monster cables are a rip off, no matter what country they're sold in
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