uni's Notes__USB-C HDMI Cables&Adapters


Hey guys, 

    We had a New Member Orientation (went through reason and history behind every product, tech specs, and FAQs) last week to help them get to know more about uni and our products comprehensively. 


    One member asked: “Why not just share our notes in the group? That way they will understand more about USB-C!” If you’re interested here are our notes from the orientation.

uni Video-output USB-C Products 


USB-C HDMI ADAPTOR & CABLE


History & Reasons

    USB-C ports started becoming popular since the new MacBook and other big tech companies implement type-c ports back in 2015 and 2016. However, we couldn’t find any quality 4K@60Hz HDMI adapters on the market. 

Tech Specs


HDMI 2.0 4K@60Hz 


   4K@60Hz would be more suitable for gaming and watching movies as video output uses since the higher frequency will not cause display lag or delay on the monitors.


   To max any features of the accessories, one essential thing to know is that everything connected from the output source (like laptops) to the input source (like monitors) must support the feature. 


   For example, if you want to stream a movie on your TV and you are using a HDMI cable to connect your laptop and the TV for HDMI 2.0 display. Then you have to make sure if all 3 items (the laptop, cable, and monitor) all support HDMI 2.0 output. If you use the HDMI Adapter instead, then you have to make sure the HDMI to HDMI cable also supports HDMI 2.0. 


HDCP 


    According to the wiki, “High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) is a form of digital copy protection developed by Intel Corporation to prevent copying of digital audio & video content as it travels across connections.” 

   Our HDMI cables and adapters all support HDCP 2.2 and HDCP 1.4, which means you can stream protected content like Netflix, Hulu and etc. to your monitor, tv or projector.


MHL(Mobile High-Definition Link) 


    This feature allows USB-C enabled smartphones and tablets to high-definition televisions, audio receivers, and projectors. However, if the device doesn’t support DP Alt Mode, it will not be able to stream videos using our HDMI cables and adapters.  

FAQ

Black Screen


Peripheral Problem

   It’s hard to identify what caused the problem because sometimes we have 4 to 5 things connected, and all of them (output devices, cables, and peripherals) could possibly be the cause of black screen. A broken HDMI port of the monitor or a detective HDMI-HDMI cable could cause a black screen. The only way to troubleshoot would be testing all the parts. 


Product Problem 

    Normally the chip problem would cause a black screen. If you find out our product is broken please contact us for a replacement. 


Wake Failure 


    This often happens to iMac or Mac mini because iMac and Mac mini don’t have batteries and would cutout power during sleep mode. Thus the connection is actually broken/disconnected. To fix it, just replug. 



References


Chip PS176: https://www.paradetech.com/products/ps176/ 

EDID: https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/EDID 

Chip VL100: https://www.via-labs.com/product_show.php?id=57 

HDCP: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-bandwidth_Digital_Content_Protection 

MHL:https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E7%A7%BB%E5%8A%A8%E9%AB%98%E6%B8%85%E9%93%BE%E6%8E%A5%E6%8A%80%E6%9C%AF 

DP 1.2: https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/DisplayPort




That’s all the behind the scene info of our HDMI cables and adapter, please let me know if you have any questions about the products or terms. Thanks for reading, please comment on any thoughts or idea! 


PS: I would be super-duper grateful for any correction to write better in English if I make any grammar mistakes or explained terms unclearly please let me know! 

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