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I am wondering if such a product exits:

Coax cable to HDMI adapter or converter.

I am NOT looking to extend an HDMI signal over coax cable.

Coax cables are ridged, and very hard to put into *any* cable management scheme as they are harder to bend, where HDMI cables are far more flexible and can take sharp corners far easier than coax cables.
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Coax cables "are what they are" for a reason. The requirements for carrying an RF signal with minimal signal loss or degradation dictates the construction and physical chracteristics of the cable.

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...HDMI cables are far more flexible and can take sharp corners far easier than coax cables.
Not without damaging them...Both coaxial and HDMI cables have minimum bend radii.

Is this for analog audio or video/digital audio cables? For analog audio, you can get cheap patch cords that are flexible enough to tie in a knot, and they work just fine. For video/digital audio, you can use a balun that converts from coax to Cat 5/5e/6.
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I assume you are talking about RG59/RG6 coax or RF cables, not coax digital audio cables?

If so there are some cable manufacturers out there who make RG6 cables that are very flexible and work well, however they tend to be much more expensive. This is one thing that I did actually like about Monster Cable, they made some very nice, flexible RG6 cables. I actually have one RG6 cable that is about 50 foot long where the wire is only about an 1/8" in diameter and very flexible. It actually worked great and I used it for years in my old apartment where I had to run the coax from one wall around the edge of the room to the oppisite wall to get to my HD-DVR. It worked fine with both Comcast HD service as well as DirecTV HD service.

I just checked and Monster doesn't make the really thin cable like I have anymore, but the do seem to still make some of the other cables like I had.

http://www.monstercable.com/productdisplay.asp?pin=3834

These are much more flexible than regular coax cables, so it might be worth trying out.

And before everyone jumps on me about Monster being a ripoff, etc. I know that and I normally wouldn't recommend them. I usually buy all my cables from Monoprice, but in this particular instance where the poster is looking for a more flexible coax I think this may be an option.
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http://www.summitsource.com/philips-swv2037-right-angle-male-fconnector-to-f-adapter-rg6-rg59-gold-plated-adapter-f90-degree-adapter-connector-coax-cable-rg6-rg59-component-fitting-female-to-male-rf-digital-signal-tv-adapter-part-swv2037-p-8794.html

Not the solution you described, but it helps solve your problem.

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