HDMI cable apple has in new aTV pics

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by agentphish, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. agentphish macrumors 65816


    Sep 7, 2004
    I'd like to find an HDMI cable like they have shown there in the images i've seen. Nice thin gauge wire. All the ones i find online are freakin huge barrels.

    Anyone know a good place to get?

    I have a couple of flat HDMI cables around, but they are a pain in the ass to cable manage.
  2. rorschach macrumors 68020


    Jul 27, 2003
    I've seen some on monoprice that don't look too thick. It's kind of hard to tell from the pictures they have (they're wrapped up rather than pulled straight like the one on apple.com).
  3. agentphish thread starter macrumors 65816


    Sep 7, 2004

    That looks thinner than any cable I have ever gotten from Monoprice...also the head/end of the cable looks small compared to most, almost like an apple USB cable end.

    Picture is from 9to5 Mac
  4. OptyCT macrumors 6502

    Nov 9, 2008
    That HDMI cable is most likely proprietary to Apple, meaning they probably had it specially manufactured. Your post does bring up a good point though. If the new Apple TV is as small and light as advertised, it won't play nicely with a heavy HDMI cable, especially if you intend on putting the ATV near the edge of a surface. I could easily see the front of the ATV "popping a wheelie" when hooked up to a bulky HDMI cable. For this reason, my guess is that Apple will be releasing their own lightweight HDMI cables for the ATV.
  5. jlp16au macrumors newbie

    Nov 2, 2009
    Try http://www.bluejeanscable.com/. Very nice cables. They have some thinner HDMI cables for runs up to 15'. I have bought cables from them for years and have been really pleased.
  6. bobr1952 macrumors 68020


    Jan 21, 2008
    Melbourne, FL
  7. puckhead193 macrumors G3


    May 25, 2004
    in the picture it kinda looks like a black version of the old mag safe connect for the macbooks.. that is really small for an HDMI cable.
  8. ecschwarz macrumors 65816


    Jun 28, 2010
    I'd agree that the "demo" cables look fantastic, but I don't see why Apple doesn't include one in the box...I mean, I do - cost-cutting and giving people options, but still - that's a separate purchase just to get the thing working.
  9. agentphish thread starter macrumors 65816


    Sep 7, 2004
    The amazon ones don't look bad as far as the connector heads go so that's kinda neat. But i'd really like to have one like they have on the demo unit
  10. umi123 macrumors newbie

    Jul 14, 2010

    grabbed it off of engadget but a much better look. this thing is sexy. it almost looks thinner than the generic ethernet cable next to it.

    apple definitely needs to start selling these. they'd make a ton.

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