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Old 04-29-2012, 09:04 AM   #1
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I have a 50 foot hdmi cable that is hooked to my TV, run through my wall to my basement then over and upto a closet where the cable is hooked to my surround sound. Unfortunately my basement ceiling is finished in drywall and there is no access to replace the cord. To make a long story short a cable TV provider came to my house to change out a box and broke the prongs on the hdmi cable. My question is, can HDMI ends be spliced or replaced somehow without replacing the whole cable.

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do you KNOW if the cable is fastened to ANYTHING inside the walls ?

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I have a 50 foot hdmi cable that is hooked to my TV, run through my wall to my basement then over and upto a closet where the cable is hooked to my surround sound. Unfortunately my basement ceiling is finished in drywall and there is no access to replace the cord. To make a long story short a cable TV provider came to my house to change out a box and broke the prongs on the hdmi cable. My question is, can HDMI ends be spliced or replaced somehow without replacing the whole cable.
Make the provider fix it, they have insurance...
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Make the provider fix it, they have insurance...
^Agreed!^
To answer your question,yes it can be done but its a PIA.there are 19 wires in a HDMI cable!

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Make the provider fix it, they have insurance...
And this is WHY they have insurance. They are hacks.
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Yeah +1 on making them replace it. They broke it they are responsible. That's why I run all my cable the way I wanted they love to hack stuff up and drill holes in the most ugly spots.
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Field-terminated HDMI connectors do exist:
http://www.covid.com/hdmi/
But they are unusual. HDMI cables consist of four triaxial RF cable assemblies plus some addtional signalling lines. Impedance control is very important, and field-terminated connections seem questionable. Definitely make them fix it - and make sure it works right when they're done.
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Did the tech, if you can call him/her one, admit to damaging the HDMI cable? I don't know how they could have unless they tried to stuff it up their, excuse me, tried to stuff it into a USB port or some other point where it didn't belong. The shape and design of an HDMI connector is pretty idiot-proof.
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This may help: http://www.blueechosolutions.com/inf...ed-hdmi-cable/
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Did the tech, if you can call him/her one, admit to damaging the HDMI cable? I don't know how they could have unless they tried to stuff it up their, excuse me, tried to stuff it into a USB port or some other point where it didn't belong. The shape and design of an HDMI connector is pretty idiot-proof.
A tech admit they did something they should not have.

Like the tech that told my neighbor that their pole was not sturdy and proceeded to stand there and shake it till it fell over onto their garage then called the power company to disconnect their power in the winter. Tech said not my problem.
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The tech did take responsibility for it and the company is willing to repair it. Can anyone tell me who I need to contact to repair it? Thanks in advance
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The tech did take responsibility for it and the company is willing to repair it. Can anyone tell me who I need to contact to repair it? Thanks in advance
I'd start by getting a quote from a local home theater installation company, and take that to the cable company for authorization. Get something in writing from them authorizing the repair if you are going to pay for it, or get an address for the bill to be sent to them if they are directly paying for it.

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