I have a PCB that needs a number of connecting sockets (a mixture of mini-DIN, XLR and HDMI) but real estate is limited. I was thinking of using the HDMI sockets as a means of reliably getting large number of connectors into a small space (as there are 8 connectors that need to be plugged in and the cables are also cheaply available and don't need to be custom made).
The cables need to be plugged into the PCB vertically (there isn't enough space to get all the connectors along an edge). I therefore want a vertical HDMI PCB socket. The unit cost of this connector seems to be much greater than for comparable horizontal connectors. I can find other connectors that have "wings" on the sides like this:HDMI connector with wings, but these use up too much space.
Has anyone come across connectors such as these? Can you recommend a source for these? Or have any other ideas?