The story is a bit inconsistant - the head line says must be withdrawn and then in the story the wording is several times should not be sold.
The rationale provided by HTML.org is pretty flimsy if I really want to be generous.
Actually makes no sense at all if a Mini Display port to HDMI connector dongle is acceptable.
Electrically the dongle and the cable are identical except for the cable length and the gender of the connector.
Question is, is there a spec to test the Mini DVI to HTML dongle against?
If so, it's easy enough to adapt that to include the Mini Display Port HDMI cable.
If not, why is the dongle then legal?
Someone at HDMI.org just woke up and noticed that they are missing out on lots of licensing dollars.
BTW - There is probably nothing actually "illegal" in selling a Mini Display port to HDMI cable; even if there is, Chinese manufacturers and sellers will just have a field day because they won't pull these off the market.
Odd that I could not find any mention of "Mini DisplayPort" with a search on their site.
Also they seemed to be a bit hypocritical with their "acceptance" of any "licensed" HDMI cables with HDMI connectors at each end, while also allowing and accepting the use of the Mini DisplayPort to HDMI dongle/adapters that had different connectors on the cable ends. Oh right, the dongle/adapters used just a female HDMI connector on one end which I guess was allowed!!!
I bought a bunch of the mini display port to hdmi which carries video and audio last year - because I hear it was banned.
seriously - it is the dumbest law I have heard.. its okay to carry video buy not sound.. come on really?!?
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