I have two brands of broken HDMI cables that I need to join to make them longer.
Can't join them by color, because they are completely different. Plus, one of the cables has all the wires, the other floats some of the pins.
What are the most fundamental pins to transmit audio and video between PC and TV ?
Does the shield/shell have to be connected or is it optional ?
Wikipedia treats the pins as "data", but that doesn't tell me anything, even though I know digital image and video are data.
I would connect all the available wires, but it's quite difficult in my case here. If one is not important, I intend to leave it.
Let me make an additional question, if there's still time:
How can the HDMI I have here work normally (at least before it lost one of the endings) having only 14 wires ?
It is missing wires 2, 5, 8, 11 and 13
There are 5 extra/individual shields, but the multimeter is not picking them on those missing pins.