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post #61 of 62 Old 07-17-2014, 05:58 AM
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I’m more concerned with the encoding side than how they market the resolution per se. Boy, HDMI sure is the gift that keeps on giving ain't it? I wish the industry would drive a stake thru HDMI’s dark heart and burn it to the ground. Let the conflagration be seen beyond the horizon.

I don’t say that willy nilly either because all of my equipment is HDMI equipped. But HDMI has been a crap standard from the beginning. Its physical connection spec is crap; and trying to distribute the signal across the home is a nightmare.
Honestly, other than some handshaking issues from crap cables in the early days, HDMI has performed fine. Buying good cables (read: quality, not necessarily expensive) have pretty much eliminated those issues for me.

My only gripe as been with the connector: it's too small with no locking option like DVI and VGA cables. As a result you have a fragile connector that doesn't take into account cable thickness and weight or the direction a port points (down, to the side, etc) on a device. I've had existing cables pop out (or partially pop out) of ports when adding additional devices. It's very annoying to connect a new device, only to have an older one stop working because a cable unseated itself.

Further, I use heavy gauge cables in a lot of applications and I cringe at how the pull on the jacks of some devices.

My wish would be for a slightly beefier connection with screw or clip locks. With mini and micro HDMI available for smaller devices, there's no reason there couldn't be a bigger and better version for large devices like TVs.
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Honestly, other than some handshaking issues from crap cables in the early days, HDMI has performed fine. Buying good cables (read: quality, not necessarily expensive) have pretty much eliminated those issues for me.

My only gripe as been with the connector: it's too small with no locking option like DVI and VGA cables. As a result you have a fragile connector that doesn't take into account cable thickness and weight or the direction a port points (down, to the side, etc) on a device. I've had existing cables pop out (or partially pop out) of ports when adding additional devices. It's very annoying to connect a new device, only to have an older one stop working because a cable unseated itself.

Further, I use heavy gauge cables in a lot of applications and I cringe at how the pull on the jacks of some devices.

My wish would be for a slightly beefier connection with screw or clip locks. With mini and micro HDMI available for smaller devices, there's no reason there couldn't be a bigger and better version for large devices like TVs.
Well, all of my cables are 24awg monoprice. So is my 4x4 matrix switch. Not Gefen or Octava, but still. I have the usual issues of blanking or losing sync far too often. The connector design is what I was addressing really. It's junk imo. The fact that 4k might be gimped because of HDMI is highly disappointing. With no towards the future, it highlights how poorly HDMI has been designed and implemented.

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