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Old 05-11-2019, 12:06 PM   #1
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Is “HDMI” a trademark?

I bought some 4K HDMI cables cheap from a surplus joint. Nowhere on the packaging does it say HDMI, it just says “computer cable”, blah, blah, blah. The ends definitely have HDMI written on them.

I’m thinking they’re cheap because they’re not paying to use the term “HDMI”.
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Old 05-11-2019, 12:20 PM   #2
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It must be some type of a trademarked standard because even my monitor says it on the front of it.
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IIRC HDMI is still under patent protection and anyone who makes HDMI has to pay so much per port or plug.
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Is “HDMI” a trademark?

I bought some 4K HDMI cables cheap from a surplus joint. Nowhere on the packaging does it say HDMI, it just says “computer cable”, blah, blah, blah. The ends definitely have HDMI written on them.

I’m thinking they’re cheap because they’re not paying to use the term “HDMI”.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HDMI
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And I thought the circuit breaker cartel was bad.
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And I thought the circuit breaker cartel was bad.
Now you know more about HDMI than you will ever need.
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They are cheap because they're counterfeit and only 2k lol
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