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09-04-2015, 10:15 AM   #1
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Mystery Cable

Folks,I got this cable with a camera I bought and it doesn't fit any connector I've seen. Maybe one of you can tell me what it fits.


Thanks in advance!!


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HDMI on one end, Video on the other. Looks to be a conversion cable. HDMI to Video.
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QuoteOriginally posted by photolady95 Quote
HDMI on one end, Video on the other. Looks to be a conversion cable. HDMI to Video.


Thanks - I kinda thought it might be an HDMI connector, but I couldn't find any on-line photos to verify. It now appears that ?all? the current HDMI cables are flatter and wider, so I'm *assuming* this is an older one???


Do you know of any current uses for it?


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That's an HDMI to YPBPR component (analog) video cable. It allows you to connect older devices (like an LCD projector) that don't have HDMI to HDMI. You might need a converter box too, depends on the devices.

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i was researching while Not a Number was posting. But he's right in what it is and what uses it has. My research works, I just wasn't fast enough.
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Thanks all - appreciate your help in clearing up this little mystery.
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09-04-2015, 12:12 PM   #8
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It looks like a Firewire IEEE-1394 DV cable. HDMI looks a little bit different.

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It's not HDMI or Firewire. It looks like Mini DisplayPort.
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gah! it's a cable snake! It disguises itself as a cable, but devours people in their sleep. That last closeup catches his teeth ready to extend. Be careful!

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QuoteOriginally posted by veato Quote
It's not HDMI or Firewire. It looks like Mini DisplayPort.
mini display port has more pins inside.
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It looks like a Firewire IEEE-1394 DV cable. HDMI looks a little bit different.
I'd thought it might be firewire, but all the firewire cables I looked at were either 9, 6 or 4 pin - this cable is 5 pins. And the FW cable connector has raised edges on one side and this guy is flat on all the sides.


So, I'm going with an older HDMI cable - but thanks for your input - it made me re-think and re-look!!
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Definitely not firewire, it's not even shaped like a firewire plug


Doesn't look like any iterations of HDMI either


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Closest match is mini display port, thunderbolt, or mini DVI. I don't think it's an exact match for anything, so it's probably proprietary

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Those are male plugs on the HDMI photos you're showing, the female plug is different. Like this one:

HDMI® Coupler (Female to Female) - Monoprice.com
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Does it plug into the camera? What camera is it. Look up the specs.
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Does it plug into the camera? What camera is it. Look up the specs.


I hate to admit what I bought (begins with an N) - it has the typical tiny USB port and round power plug - nothing remotely like the cable.


Oh well, guess it's going to remain a mystery for now. I plan on taking the cable to Fry's to physically compare it.


Appreciate all the help - when I figure it out, I'll post the results.
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