TweakTown reports HDMI Org has ruled that Mini DisplayPort to HDMI cables are illegal and shouldn't be sold:
HDMI org claim that any cable with a male Mini DisplayPort connector on one side and a male HDMI connector on the opposite side is unlicensed and shouldn't be sold on store shelves. HDMI org did back up its claims with a few lines from the HDMI specification, one line says that a HDMI cable consists of only HDMI connectors, nothing else is permitted.
If that's not enough, the group also said that all HDMI products undergo compliance testing as defined by the Compliance Testing Specification. Since mDP to HDMI cables aren't mentioned in the HDMI specification, there are no tests associated with the product, so they are unable to be approved.
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Re: HDMI Org deems Mini DisplayPort to HDMI cables illegal by Anonymous on Tuesday, July 12 2011 @ 03:40:49 CEST
Another reason to choose Displayport
Re: HDMI Org deems Mini DisplayPort to HDMI cables illegal by Anonymous on Wednesday, July 13 2011 @ 05:36:55 CEST