Mini DisplayPort to HDMI cables face recall over licensing issues

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  • Reply 41 of 46
    Apple just put a damn hdmi on your computer its getting old now.
  • Reply 42 of 46
    tallest skiltallest skil Posts: 43,388member
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    Apple just put a damn hdmi on your computer its getting old now.



    No.



    HDMI is a TV port. Thunderbolt is a computer port. There's absolutely no reason for HDMI on any computer. It can't do a tenth of what Thunderbolt can.
  • Reply 43 of 46
    hezetationhezetation Posts: 674member
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    I don't see a problem with this. If somebody is in charge of and oversees the specifications for a certain type of cable, then they are free to do whatever they want with it.



    Apple would do the exact same thing. You can't take a technology which Apple invented and do whatever you want with it. Apple would sue your**** Apple is very strict about how their products are used and advertised.



    I think the problem isn't that they don't have a right to ensure HDMI cables are made to a spec but that these guys have basically said they won't license it for this type of use cause they're too lazy to adapt their standard to demands of a growing market. Shouldn't take these cables being made & sold to wake these bone heads up on all the various ways one might want to use HDMI.



    They basically admitted that their standard isn't being actively adapted to fit a growing digital age, which means it's time for DP to replace HDMI.
  • Reply 44 of 46
    MarvinMarvin Posts: 15,355moderator
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    HDMI is a TV port. Thunderbolt is a computer port. There's absolutely no reason for HDMI on any computer. It can't do a tenth of what Thunderbolt can.



    They put one on the Mini and it makes it convenient for hooking up to an HDTV without buying an adaptor. If adaptors were inexpensive (which they should be) it wouldn't be an issue.
  • Reply 45 of 46
    nhtnht Posts: 4,522member
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    They put one on the Mini and it makes it convenient for hooking up to an HDTV without buying an adaptor. If adaptors were inexpensive (which they should be) it wouldn't be an issue.



    Bought a 6' cable from Amazon for some minor amount of money (like $10 or something) just in case.



    There's no need for HDMI on Macs if the mDP/TB passes audio. Even less so if these cables continue to exist and you can have one less dongle.



    The mDP to HDMI female adapters are $2.35 for an el cheapo model. Great if it works for you but for under $3 not much of a risk if it doesn't.



    http://www.amazon.com/DisplayPort-Fe...e_ai_ps_t3_t_5
  • Reply 46 of 46
    strobestrobe Posts: 369member
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    Apple just put a damn hdmi on your computer its getting old now.



    DP is royalty-free. DP supports USB and ethernet. DP is a VESA standard to replace VGA and DVI.



    HDMI is more common because it was first to market. HDMI was designed to replace s-video and component video.



    The main problem with HDMI is incompatibility between versions. DP has always just worked? with previous digital equipment. The HDMI standard also fails to explain what are the maximum cable lengths at what resolutions, which DP does. Not a problem for most, but it means getting HDMI to work is a trial-and-error experience. This was especially problematic with the first HDMI devices (remember the PS3? blu-ray fiasco?)



    Video card manufacturers want DP to succeed, but due to everybody wanting HDMI ports, that's what they're offering. It's another first-to-market problem. VESA kinda dropped the ball, and Apple joined far too late to be a player.
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