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Important Notice to Manufacturers and Resellers of HDMI Cables

PLEASE TAKE TIME TO REVIEW THESE CHANGES AS THEY MAY HAVE A DIRECT IMPACT ON YOUR BUSINESS


As of November 18, 2010, important changes to the way HDMI cable products are sold and marketed go into effect.


The following are now mandatory for cable products.
  • You shall not use HDMI version numbers in the labeling, packaging, or promotion of any cable product. This includes releases of the HDMI specification (for example, HDMI 1.3, etc.), interim version numbers (for example, HDMI 1.3a, etc.) and CTS (Compliance Test Specification) version numbers (for example, 1.2, 1.3c, etc.).
  • All cables shall be labeled, both on the cable itself and on the front of the cable packaging, with the appropriate cable name (see below). As of November 18, 2010, compliance will be mandatory.
    • Standard HDMI® Cable
    • Standard HDMI® Cable with Ethernet
    • Standard Automotive HDMI® Cable
    • High Speed HDMI® Cable
    • High Speed HDMI® Cable with Ethernet
  • You shall label the physical cable based on the requirements listed in Section 5.2 of the Adopted Trademark and Logo Usage Guidelines.
  • All packaging for HDMI cables shall clearly indicate the cable type by using the Cable Type Logos shown in Section 5.3 of the Adopted Trademark and Logo Usage Guidelines.
In order to enforce the cable market and ensure that only compliant HDMI cables are sold in the market, HDMI Licensing, LLC has been working with Custom and Border Protection agencies in the US, Europe and China. These agencies will evaluate imported and exported HDMI cable products based on their compliance with all aspects of the Adopter Agreement including these latest marketing requirements. HDMI Licensing, LLC strongly recommends that all Adopters abide by these requirements in order to ensure that there is no disruption to your business.


For more information, please reference the latest Adopted Trademark and Logo Usage Guidelines. To download a copy, please visit http://www.hdmi.org/logosphotos/atlug.aspx

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Monster Cable is probably already trying to spin this.
 

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Nothing new here. This has been coming for a year.


So, where does this leave the HDMI cables that are longer than any cable could possibly meet the requirements for a standard cable? Longest certified standard cable is about 45'. What does this imply for 100' HDMI cables? Can they even be sold as HDMI cables?
 
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