Why did they do it ... why ...???
So my customers whole system is dependant on this little sliver of gold end is it?
Is there another cable of any sort we have invented lately that uses less mechanical integrity in its physical connectivity? If you tried to use this to wire up your Airbus with it would fly into the ground at the first turbulence...
So what about these little sparks I see that fly across the gap as one connects an HDMI lead? Like electroshock therapy for the kit it usually means one has to reboot it afterwards.
So what about the many man weeks we have now spent in homes discovering the "play" in the manufacturers individual iterations of the HDMI specification...
Usually of course it's for that client who is the furthest away and the least able to help themselves.
Alas we have been unable to oncharge the HDMI consortium.
However when it works it is stunning ... this evening I finally bit the bullet and sank a $750 Chord Silver Plus 10m HDMI cable into our Gambling Den dem room upstairs.
Suddenly all the buggy "is it working properly?" stuff dropped away and I was slapped by an image like a window sharply opening. Not only that, but everything immediately worked together perfectly and the system became a pure plug and play. Here's a cable I'd be happy to take to somebody else's home ...
A Marantz VP11 projector properly cabled is an awesome thing to share a dark room with ...

Chord HDMI Silver Plus cables