Posted on Has Declared Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Cables Illegal!

TechRadar reports that the HDMI Org has declared all Mini DisplayPort to HDMI cables illegal as they do not comply to the HDMI specs.

Looks like all these cables are going to be recalled very shortly according to a report by TechRadar:


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.

The DisplayPort system is used primarily by Apple in its Mac range, but there’s a number of other manufacturers who use the port – including Toshiba.

HDMI Org has exclusively contacted TechRadar about the situation and confirmed that any cable that has a DP male connector on one end and an HDMI male connector is unlicensed and should not be on sale.

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.

They go on to state that HDMI to mini DisplayPort dongles are fine to use.

You can still buy the cables here or here(in stock) while supplies last!

Or if you want to use the adapters that are deemed OK by HDMI org you can buy one of those here.


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