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Windows 7: Mini DisplayPort to HDMI cables must be withdrawn

09 Jul 2011   #1
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
Mini DisplayPort to HDMI cables must be withdrawn

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HDMI Org has confirmed that manufacturers of Mini DisplayPort to HDMI cables have been told that their product is unlicensed and should not be sold.

TechRadar brought you the news last week that it was rumoured that hundreds of thousands of Mini DisplayPort to HDMI cables are to be recalled because HDMI Org has deemed the cable system to be out of HDMI spec.
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09 Jul 2011   #2
profdlp

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

Making thousands of ATi Eyefinity customers become seriously ticked off....

Glad I got my Mini-DP to DVI adapters before they recall those, too.
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09 Jul 2011   #3
Lebon14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

WTH? Nowaday, everybody needs to pay licences for everything and I don't agree with that.
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09 Jul 2011   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Grrr, they better come up with an alternative to be used for Eyefinity cards.
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10 Jul 2011   #5
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

That line there makes it sounds like any HDMI adapter like HDMI to DVI vice versa, would be unlicensed also.

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HDMI Org explained to TechRadar that there were a number of reasons for this. "The HDMI specification defines an HDMI cable as having only HDMI connectors on the ends. Anything else is not a licensed use of the specification and therefore, not allowed."
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10 Jul 2011   #6
profdlp

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

Too bad if my "out of spec" system has annoyed anyone...

PS: The table on the left is 4' wide, to give you a sense of scale.


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10 Jul 2011   #7
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
That line there makes it sounds like any HDMI adapter like HDMI to DVI vice versa, would be unlicensed also.

Quote:
HDMI Org explained to TechRadar that there were a number of reasons for this. "The HDMI specification defines an HDMI cable as having only HDMI connectors on the ends. Anything else is not a licensed use of the specification and therefore, not allowed."
That wouldn't be good.
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10 Jul 2011   #8
arkhi

Windows 2000 5.0 Build 2195
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
That line there makes it sounds like any HDMI adapter like HDMI to DVI vice versa, would be unlicensed also.

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HDMI Org explained to TechRadar that there were a number of reasons for this. "The HDMI specification defines an HDMI cable as having only HDMI connectors on the ends. Anything else is not a licensed use of the specification and therefore, not allowed."
i haven't done any research, but one of the comments say:
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What about a DVI to HDMI cable? That's what I have from my PC to the TV. Bet that's illegal too?
It's fine provided that all components in the connection are HDCP compliant.
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10 Jul 2011   #9
Schroff87

7 ultimate x64
 
 

Like that will stop the no-name Chinese manufacturers.
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10 Jul 2011   #10
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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.
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