The USB passes through the HDMI and is proprietary to Lilliput.
Hi. I'm preparing to cable the car and unfortunately the Lilliput supplied HDMI w/USB cable is too short.
I've been told that you can't just put a normal HDMI extension cable on the end of it, as it prevents the USB touch functionality from passing thru' correctly and instead I need to but Lilliput's own 3m cable.
Can someone confirm / deny this pls? Assuming this is a requirement, does anyone have any links to UK sellers (Lilliput UK don't list them)?
I assume that Duayn replying? The reason I asked thw question, is while searching for someone locally to supply the cable I came across threads with people using std HDMI cables to extend their runs with no apparent issues, so got a tad confused I'd assume most folks with a car PC needs to retain the touch functionality, so it felt like I was missing something!
I guess I don't understand why an extension wouldn't work if the end that plugs into the lilliput is a standard HDMI connector. By standard I mean standard shape with standard pin count. Wouldn't you just be able to plug a coupler on the end and another standard HDMI cable? Same amount of contacts and contacting the same place... no?
I guess the other option would be getting two extensions. One HDMI and one USB, extend the PC side of the proprietary cable? Thinking that'd be a lot easier to find locally instead of waiting for a cable to ship.
No worries, thanks for the clarification!
A further question on the Lilliput HDMI / USB cable... what does that USB fly lead on the PC side do??? With it plugged in / unplugged, I can see no actual function or difference in system performance / functionality!! With the touch functions provided by the separate 4-wire (white) USB cable, I'm at something of a loss to the purpose of the USB link on the main HDMI cable
I used a HDMI extension on the PC side with a USB extension as well, no worries here.
Speedster I am not sure what you're referring to. I only have the HDMI with built in USB, HDMI end into the lilliput and HDMI + USB into the computer. Mine requires both for touchscreen capabilities. Are you saying you have a seperate USB cable running from the monitor to the computer?
Mystery solved..... my screen came with a separate touch connection, as well as the HDMI / USB lead. What this means is that actually, all I need is a normal HDMI and a USB extension for the separate touch connection. Makes life simpler