Originally Posted by cristenen
Which port saver would work best for the 1070? I also don't see how this tightens the connection.
Port Savers are short Male/Female HDMI Cords that come in lengths ranging from 6" to 1.5'. They serve to eliminate the stress on the HDMI Port on a Display...or a Receiver's HDMI Monitor out. Many find to their dismay that the lateral/vertical stress some heavier gauge v1.4 cords apply to the Input's casing winds up enlarging the casing so the Cord no longer firmly seats into place.
I use 'em (1.5'ers) when I am dropping a HDMI feed from the Receiver to a PJ down a Drop Pipe. The point where the Port Saver exits the Pipe / Mount is where most all the issues arise, (90 degree angles can be hell on a HDMI cord...) however when equipment is jammed into enclosures that have limited depth and/or backs on them, the same need can be fulfilled as far as not "enlarging" the HDMI inputs on the Receiver. Another option is to use "Flat" HDMI cords that easily bend at right angles. That doesn't help much though if the HDMI Cord comes in sideways.
Lately, there are some Mfg who have brought out v1.4 cords that are just as slim as Port Savers, and for "Inter-Rack" connections between Signal Sources and the receiver, they are just fine. I would not use one longer than 12' though.
As for the Right Angle Connectors...avoid 'em. They are next to useless in comparison. You almost never find a situation where you can feed a HDMI straight up or down...and often the arraignment of the HDMI input isn't as it needs to be. Those type Connectors were only worthwhile during the span of time that existed before actual Male to Female "CORDS" became commonplace. Even then, unless the Connector had a 180 Degree Pivot-able feature, it was a Crap shoot as to if it would even work for a given situation.