Cables don’t meet specific requirements
For those who plan on buying a mini displayport-to-HDMI cable to connect your Macbook to your HDTV, the time for procastination is over. Production of the cables will soon be stopped.
The group behind HDMI technology, in a report featured in Engadget
, has deemed that the cables do not meet the necessary requirements and therefore can not be tested or licensed for compatibility. What requirements you ask? The cables have to have a male HDMI plug on each end. This would mean that only a dongle with an all-female pairing of Mini DisplayPort and HDMI would be available to get the job done.
At least until the latest batch of black market cables hit’s the market.