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At my wit's end...

Discussion in 'Beginners, General Questions' started by completelylost, Nov 27, 2009.

  1. completelylost

    completelylost Auditioning

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    OK I can't for the life of me figure this one out...

    I have a Sharp Aquos TV... my now wife bought a Monster 400 HDMI cable a couple years ago but never used it. I found out now the reason why she never used it is because it doesn't fit into either one of the two slots clearly marked "HDMI" on the Sharp Aquos. The cable goes in but it's really loose and basically just sort of falls out. Are there different size HDMI cables or something?? I know it's not a DVI connection... I'm not dumb enough to mistake USB for HDMI.

    This is clearly HDMI cable not fitting snugly into HDMI slot. What's up with that??
     
  2. Ed Moxley

    Ed Moxley Cinematographer

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    I've never heard of different size HDMI connectors.
    I'd contact Monster about it. Maybe they'll send you a new one, and you can send them the old one back.

    It doesn't look like it's been mashed or pinched, does it? Have you tried it in several different HDMI slots?
     
  3. Brett DiMichele

    Brett DiMichele Producer

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    There is an HDMI-M which is "Mini"

    Connectors [​IMG] http://en.wikipedia.org/skins-1.5/common/images/magnify-clip.png">[/url]
    HDMI Type A receptacle connector. [/url]
    HDMI Type A plug connector. There are four HDMI connector types. Type A and Type B are defined in the HDMI 1.0 specification, Type C is defined in the HDMI 1.3 specification, and Type D is defined in the HDMI 1.4 specification.

    Type ANineteen pins, with bandwidth to support all [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EDTV]EDTV[/url], and [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HDTV]HDTV[/url] modes.[url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HDMI#cite_note-HDMI2006Specs6.3-1][2][/url] The plug (male) connector outside dimensions are 13.9 mm × 4.45 mm and the receptacle (female) connector inside dimensions are 14 mm × 4.55 mm.[url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HDMI#cite_note-44][45][/url] Type A is electrically compatible with single-link DVI-D.[url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HDMI#cite_note-HDMI2006Specs4.1.3-45][46][/url] Type BThis connector (21.2 mm × 4.45 mm) has 29 pins and can carry double the video bandwidth of Type A, for use with very high-resolution future displays such as [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QXGA#WQUXGA]WQUXGA[/url] (3840×2400).[url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HDMI#cite_note-HDMI2006Specs4.1.3-45][46][/url][url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HDMI#cite_note-46][47][/url] Type B is electrically compatible with [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Visual_Interface#Connector]dual-link DVI-D[/url], but has not yet been used in any products.[url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HDMI#cite_note-HDMI2006Specs4.1.3-45][46][/url][url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HDMI#cite_note-47][48][/url] Type CA Mini connector defined in the HDMI 1.3 specification, it is intended for portable devices.[url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HDMI#cite_note-HDMIFAQ-0][1][/url][url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HDMI#cite_note-HDMI2006Specs4.1.1-48][49][/url][url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HDMI#cite_note-HDMIVersion14FAQ-49][50][/url] It is smaller than the Type A plug connector (10.42 mm × 2.42 mm) but has the same 19-pin configuration.[url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HDMI#cite_note-HDMI2006Specs4.1.1-48][49][/url][url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HDMI#cite_note-50][51][/url] The differences are that all positive signals of the differential pairs are swapped with their corresponding shield, the DDC/CEC Ground is assigned to pin 13 instead of pin 17, the CEC is assigned to pin 14 instead of pin 13, and the reserved pin is 17 instead of pin 14.[url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HDMI#cite_note-HDMI2006Specs4.1.10.5-51][52][/url] The Type C Mini connector can be connected to a Type A connector using a Type A-to-Type C cable.[url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HDMI#cite_note-HDMI2006Specs4.1.1-48][49][/url][url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HDMI#cite_note-HDMIVersion14FAQ-49][50][/url] Type DA Micro connector defined in the HDMI 1.4 specification,[url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HDMI#cite_note-HDMIVersion14FAQ-49][50][/url][url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HDMI#cite_note-HDMIVersion14PressRelease-52][53][/url] it keeps the standard 19 pins of Types A and C but shrinks the connector size to something resembling a [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB#Mini_and_Micro]micro-USB[/url] connector.[url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HDMI#cite_note-53][54][/url] The Type D connector is 2.8 mm × 6.4 mm, whereas the Type C connector is 2.42 mm × 10.42 mm;[url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HDMI#cite_note-54][55][/url] for comparison, a micro-USB connector is 2.94 mm × 7.8 mm.
    Source: Wikipedia
     
  4. Ed Moxley

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    Thanks Brett.............
    I learned something today! I never knew there was more than one.
     
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    I didn't either!
     

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