Fake HDMI cable crackdown - Taiwanese police raid suppliers of counterfeit HDMI cables, seize $2.6 million in knockoffs in a single day::Police in Taiwan have cracked down on counterfeit HDMI cable sales, raiding online sellers across the island.

  • @Blackmist
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    125 months ago

    Not following standards is a given, considering all the Madeuptech branded cheap 8K cables immediately replaced the 4K cables on Amazon, and were the same price. There was no way they’d retooled all their shit or tested each cable, they just knew that hardly anybody was going to be pushing max bandwidth through one so sold the old ones with new labels on the bag.

    And sure, they’ll probably work for the most part. You’ll just get more dropouts than one that was designed for it.

    • @BorgDrone@lemmy.one
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      -25 months ago

      Madeuptech branded cheap 8K cables immediately replaced the 4K cables on Amazon, and were the same price. There was no way they’d retooled all their shit or tested each cable

      They don’t really need to as there is no such thing a a ‘4K or 8K cable’. HDMI cables come in three speeds: standard, high speed and ultra-high speed. You can send 8K video through a high-speed cable just fine, depending on the frame rate. Or you might need an ultra high-speed cable even for 4k if you’re running ar 120Hz.