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Adapt to Any Device with Mini HDMI to HDMI Cables and Interconnects

High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) connections have become the standard across contemporary media devices. The cardinal factor which distinguishes HDMI from competing audio-visual connections is that HDMI data is transferred uncompressed, permitting the transmission of high-resolution video and audio. eBay connects buyers to sellers and offers a range of mini HDMI to HDMI converters to suit your device and your budget.

What devices commonly use mini HDMI ports?

Mini ports are prevalent in small and medium size devices. An array of branded digital cameras, standard-size tablets, and camcorders commonly feature the mini HDMI connection. Some smart-phones, small projectors, and computer graphics cards may also utilise a mini HDMI connection. HDMI plugs and ports come in codified ‘types’ which indicate their size. If your device features a ‘type C’, it uses a mini HDMI. Larger devices such as TVs and gaming consoles commonly employ the regular size connection, termed as ‘type A’. Small hand-held devices frequently implement the smallest ‘type D’ micro HDMI connection. It’s recommended that you check your device specifications to ensure that your HDMI cable or adapter suits your device.

What is the difference between a male and female HDMI?

The terms ‘male’ and ‘female’ refer to the HDMI plug and port respectively. The ‘male’ plug fits into the ‘female’ port. Commonly, outputs on media devices, such as Blu-ray players, and inputs on display devices, such as TVs, both feature female ports, and are connected using a double-end male HDMI cable.

When would a mini HDMI to HDMI adapter be useful?

A mini HDMI to HDMI interconnect permits devices which use the type C or type D plug to connect to a type A port, for example: when connecting a digital camera to a TV. HDMI adapters, however, differ in their configuration and may simply fit onto the end of a type A HDMI cable. The following are examples of common adapter variants:

  • Male mini or micro HDMI to male HDMI: Both ends of this cable are plugs, with one end featuring a type C or D plug, and the other end a type A plug.
  • Female to mini male adapter: This adapter unit allows a connection from a type A HDMI and features a type C plug. These adapters can come as a straight unit, or one end can be angled, which allows for convenience when connecting to a mounted display.
  • 3-in-1 female to mini and micro male HDMI: This adapter unit allows medium and small devices to accept a type A connection.
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