The Cure for the Slippery HDMI?

OK, we have half the solution…

A few weeks back, I took a look at the Sony NEX-EA50H NXCam camcorder.  Alongside all of its many charms was a “feature” that several of my colleagues pointed out as a big minus:  The fragility and instability of the HDMI plug.  It’s true that in it’s native state HDMI connections don’t lock at all, and are really quite easy to disconnect at the wrong time.  But (other than gaffer’s tape) is there an answer to this issue?

Look at this webpage from the folks at QVS.  It features an HDMI-to-DVI adapter cable with a screw on the HDMI side to lock it in place.  Wow, what a great idea!  But…

What is there to screw this screw into?  Anyone seen any examples of the female side of this HDMI equation?  Let me know in the comments!


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Bruce A Johnson

Bruce A Johnson

A 1981 graduate of the Boston University College of Communication, Bruce A. Johnson got his first job in broadcast television at WFTV, an ABC affiliate in Orlando, FL. While there, he rose through the ranks from teleprompter operator to videographer, editor, producer and director of many different types of programming. It was in the early 1980’s that he bought his first computer – a Timex/Sinclair 1000 – a device he hated so much, he promptly exchanged it for an Atari 400. But the bug had bitten hard. In 1987, Johnson joined Wisconsin Public Television in Madison as a videographer/editor, and still works there to the present day. His responsibilities have grown, however, and now include research and presentations on the issues surrounding the digital television transition, new consumer technology and the use of public television spectrum in homeland security. He freelances through his company Painted Post MultiMedia, and has written extensively for magazines including DV and Studio Monthly.