176 posts / 0 new
Last post
Andrew Everard's picture
Offline
Last seen: 9 months 2 weeks ago
Joined: 30/05/2007 - 12:34
Posts: 28885
RE: I was wrong about HDMI cables!

duaplex wrote:
So I decided to investigate - The active component in a HDMI cable will draw power from the HDMI port itself, Something that the HDMI port was not designed to do,

Look at an HDMI socket head on and the bottom left pin carries 5V power, although there is a 50mA limit on whatever it's used to supply.

duaplex's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 months 5 days ago
Joined: 22/02/2011 - 18:51
Posts: 1071
RE: I was wrong about HDMI cables!

Interesting, I just had a look  Smile

Do I dare ask your opinion on this whole matter Andrew?

Andrew Everard's picture
Offline
Last seen: 9 months 2 weeks ago
Joined: 30/05/2007 - 12:34
Posts: 28885
RE: I was wrong about HDMI cables!

duaplex wrote:
Do I dare ask your opinion on this whole matter Andrew?

Of course: I am absolutely certain that pin carries power.

laserman16's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 week 4 days ago
Joined: 23/11/2007 - 18:17
Posts: 2258
RE: I was wrong about HDMI cables!

Andrew Everard wrote:

duaplex wrote:
Do I dare ask your opinion on this whole matter Andrew?

Of course: I am absolutely certain that pin carries power.

Smile

bigboss's picture
Offline
Last seen: 13 hours 53 min ago
Joined: 25/03/2009 - 21:40
Posts: 12638
RE: I was wrong about HDMI cables!

laserman16 wrote:

Andrew Everard wrote:

duaplex wrote:
Do I dare ask your opinion on this whole matter Andrew?

Of course: I am absolutely certain that pin carries power.

Smile

:grin:

ellisdj's picture
Offline
Last seen: 3 hours 47 min ago
Joined: 11/12/2008 - 17:55
Posts: 1322
RE: I was wrong about HDMI cables!

They still make the active - just renamed it and in exact lenghts 5,10 and 15 metre and put the chip in the plug - called active resolution and is expensive

duaplex's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 months 5 days ago
Joined: 22/02/2011 - 18:51
Posts: 1071
RE: I was wrong about HDMI cables!

Andrew Everard wrote:

duaplex wrote:
Do I dare ask your opinion on this whole matter Andrew?

Of course: I am absolutely certain that pin carries power.

ROFL

duaplex's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 months 5 days ago
Joined: 22/02/2011 - 18:51
Posts: 1071
RE: I was wrong about HDMI cables!

At the show they told me they had stopped, more false information by the Chord rep  :doh:

ellisdj's picture
Offline
Last seen: 3 hours 47 min ago
Joined: 11/12/2008 - 17:55
Posts: 1322
RE: I was wrong about HDMI cables!

http://www.chord.co.uk/products.php?pg=152&phpMyAdmin=H%2CKFxwyL5UycE7miJqts4M28nF4&phpMyAdmin=1f49bfd3cbdaa53c1e4262029d36fe8d

duaplex's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 months 5 days ago
Joined: 22/02/2011 - 18:51
Posts: 1071
RE: I was wrong about HDMI cables!

ellisdj wrote:

http://www.chord.co.uk/products.php?pg=152&phpMyAdmin=H%2CKFxwyL5UycE7miJqts4M28nF4&phpMyAdmin=1f49bfd3cbdaa53c1e4262029d36fe8d

That looks pretty neat! But you know this is going to drive many on this thread round the bend Smile

"The Chord Company has also revised and improved its acclaimed and award-winning HDMI Active cable."

Pages

Log in or register to post comments