Panaonic’s overpriced free angle HDMI cables are marginally useful, but you can do the same thing cheaper

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For a wildly disproportionate price, Panasonic is selling $60 Free Angle HDMI Cables. I need something like this, since my plasma is mounted too flush to the wall to allow easy access to the back HDMI slots, and since even the most Herculean exertion of my strength has only allowed me to buckle the steel moorings of my HDTV mount a quarter inch from my solid brick altbau wall.

However, as Crave so helpfully points out, even if you’re a boneheaded HDTV mounter who didn’t bother thinking things through, there’s far cheaper alternatives to wind an HDMI cable up behind the inch of free space sandwiched between your television and the wall. The HDMI Port Saver contains an L-shaped dongle that you can fit on any HDMI cable for just a fin.

Panasonic Free Angle HDMI Cables [Panasonic via Crave]

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3 Responses to Panaonic’s overpriced free angle HDMI cables are marginally useful, but you can do the same thing cheaper

  1. CraziestGadgetsdotcom says:

    every inch counts (or so my wife tells me)

  2. Anonymous says:

    I see that adapter is at a 270 degree angle! I was looking for a 90 degree one but this one is obviously going to be better because it has more degrees in it.

  3. dculberson says:

    Anon#1, since HDMI is asymmetrical, a 270-degree adapter sends it one way and a 90-degree sends it another. Which way it sends it depends on what the orientation of your set’s HDMI ports.

    So the 90 and 270 degree adapters are different.

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