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post #1 of 3 Old 03-19-2013, 01:36 PM - Thread Starter
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By home electronics I mean the boxes that sit near your TV and provide AV content.

Connector's half the size and pushes the same data. What's the downside?

For now I am making do with some "super slim" HDMI cables that one company makes.

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While they would be compatible, there is no demand for smaller HDMI connectors in the marketplace. There are very few people who would benefit from the smaller connector. Those who fish HDMI cables down conduit would but other than that. There is plenty of room on the back of AVRs for HDMI connections.

I supposed when we want 10-15 HDMI inputs on the back of an AVR, then there would be a demand. But, the bottom line answer is plenty of supply of the Type A and little demand for the Type D.
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The mini and micro HDMI connectors trade off performance for size. The type A connector has better performance in the areas of impedance match and crosstalk. There is no reason to use a type D connector except on small, portable devices where size outweighs performance.
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