Daily Blog – Brian Florian – March 26, 2008: HAVE YOU BROKEN AN HDMI PORT?

We’ve known for a while how poorly designed the HDMI socket/connector is.  You have to be very conscious of alignment, and once in place even minor force on the cable, other than strait in or out, can break the port.

Now, apparently, its starting to have an effect:  I notice some manufacturers are now putting warnings either in the owner’s manual or often right ON the product, usually to the effect of “be very careful when inserting and/or removing HDMI cables…otherwise you may break the port and if you do it is most definitely not covered under warranty…”

I guess they’ve seen one too many broken HDMI ports…