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HDMI’s Mini DisplayPort, Ruled Illegal

Written on July 13, 2011 by Adam Eve

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HDMI Organization ruled the Mini DisplayPort to HDMI cable as unlicensed.

The HDMI Organization, which is responsible for licensing the HDMI connection standard, stated that Mini DisplayPort to HDMI are unlicensed. That said, it should be immediately removed from sales. As explained by the organization:

“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.”

While the HDMI Organization acknowledged the market need for a cable solution, they are still pointing out that “at this time, there is no way to produce these cable products in a licensed manner.” However, cables with HDMI socket on one end and DisplayPort on the other – like the one pictured above – is fine, since it still requires a full-spec and properly tested HDMI cable.

Is the HDMI Organization move justifiable? Let your opinions be heard by leaving a comment.

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