View Full Version : Flexy HDMI Cables?
03-14-2008, 12:40 PM
Anyone have a good source for nice, flexy, thin HDMI cables? So many of them are hard and thick. Not great coming out of the side of the camera. Thanks in advance.
03-14-2008, 01:19 PM
You could use a right-angle HDMI adaptor to take some of the strain off the connector, for example http://www.the-hdb-store.com/servlet/the-284/35-dsh-718-dsh-A--HDMI-RIGHT/Detail
Considering that the HDMI connector has 19 pins http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HDMI, and the cable incorporates 4 high-speed differential pairs, each separately shielded, there are lot of conductors there. I haven't seen a thin-flexible variety, but if there is one I think it would have to be pretty fragile.
03-14-2008, 05:58 PM
Take a look at www.monoprice.com (http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10240&cs_id=1024008&p_id=3959&seq=1&format=2). Their 28AWG cables are nice and thin and priced well. Good quality overall.
I will caution about using 28AWG cables to run more than 10~15ft though. I've cooked several cables (they only last 3 months to a year) in various A/V installs. Smaller gauge wires just can't handle the loads over time, especially long distance runs where the signal is often amplified. Doesn't matter if the cables are from Monoprice, Ethereal, Monster, etc..
They also have flat HDMI cables too.