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This question seems to get asked every couple of years, so I'm hoping since it was last asked some company has decided to make it happen.

I'm running hdmi through a masonry wall and would love to not have to drill a 1" hole to put it through. It seems this would be a common enough need that someone would have a removable head, but it seems not to be the case.

The best option I can come up with thus far is (and I don't actually know if this would work) running an hdmi to micro-hdmi cable through then converting the micro-hdmi male back to an hdmi male with something like this:

http://www.usbsea.com/products/HDMI_...-AD-HMHF4.html

I'm sure that's not the most elegant solution, but does anyone know whether it would work or if there's a better way to accomplish the same ends?

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I suppose one related question, in lieu of a good detachable option, is what are the thinnest (head) hdmi cables people have come across? Most of mine seem to need a hole diameter of at least .81, but my largest masonry bit (at the moment) is 3/4". I can probably grind it out and make it work, but if there's a relatively slim-headed option out there that would be better. Thanks again!
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Here's a recent thread with a similar question:
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...0#post21123960

Or you can just purchase (or rent/borrow) a larger masonry bit.
You can always try to "dress up" the hole using a bushing.
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...0#post21123960
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Somebody, Calrad?, used to make an HDMI cable with a DIN type conenctor in line for exactly what the OP wanted to do. Not on their WEB site anymore. Perhaps it was not compliant based on the DIN connector and caused too many returns.

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Maybe this?

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The only way I have seen this done is with an HDMI over cat5 extender.
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Yes, that was suggested in the thread I linked to previously.
OTOH, a larger drill bit is less expensive IMO.
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Here's a way to terminate an HDMI cable, after it's in place.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1284801

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All the alternatives to making a hole big enough to accept a HDMI plug have significant down sides. IIWY I would buy/borrow/rent whatever is necessary to drill the hole.
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