3DR Solo HDMI Cable

For the past two weeks I have been flying a Inspire 1 with my Phantom Vision + and the 3DR Solo.


Last week I decided to purchase a new HDMI cable, in hopes that it would help with some of the video quality issues that I am having with the Solo.

Explaining: As you know from previous blog posts about my 3DR solo, sometimes there is interference out of spec video or audio levels. This causes lines or horizontal tearing on the screen, as well as audio dropping out every few seconds for several minutes at a time.

At first I thought it was specific to just one computer / HDTV setup when using composite video and RCA jacks for sound. But then after trying different cables and hookups, I decided to try it on my second computer using HDMI. The result was the same: Horizontal tearing and audio dropping out intermittently every few seconds.

After searching online, I found many people with similar issues with no real solution. Most of the linked articles were from 2012-2014 even though they are still having these issues today in 2017! One page above had a few dozen contributors who said that multiple cables / multiple computers made no difference for them either.

So instead of continuing the cycle of replacing cables and blaming manufacturers, I thought to myself “how hard can this be?”. So after watching the below tutorial, I imagined flipping a male pin header upside down inside the cable connector housing (length + width position). This is why I decided to give it a shot.

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PowerBear 4K HDMI Cable 10 ft | High Speed Hdmi Cables, Braided Nylon & Gold Connectors, 4K @ 60Hz, Ultra HD, 2K, 1080P, ARC & CL3 Rated | for Laptop, Monitor, PS5, PS4, Xbox One, Fire TV, & More
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  • Full Compatibility: Ultra high speed 4K HDMI cable supports 18Gbps transfer and is backwards compatible with earlier versions of HDMI cable (1.3/1.4/2.0/2.0a) NOT for 8K
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Bestseller No. 2
Holy Stone HS110D FPV RC Drone with 1080P HD Camera Live Video 120°Wide-Angle WiFi Quadcopter with Gravity Sensor, Voice Control, Gesture Control, Altitude Hold, Headless Mode, 3D Flip RTF 2 Batteries
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Amazon Basics Uni-Directional DisplayPort to HDMI Display Cable 4K@30Hz - 6 Feet
  • IN THE BOX: 6-foot DisplayPort to HDMI cable; transmits audio and video from computer to HD display
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  • Also Works For 3DR Solo Drone, DJI Phantom 3 Drone, Yuneec Typhoon H ST16 controller,
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Ruko F11 Pro Drones with Camera for Adults 4K UHD Camera Live Video 30 Mins Flight Time with GPS Return Home Brushless Motor-Black(1 Extra Battery + Carrying Case)
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Bestseller No. 6
Amazon Basics High-Speed HDMI Cable (18Gbps, 4K/60Hz) - 15 Feet, Nylon-Braided
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SaleBestseller No. 8
4K HDMI Cable 10 ft - Atevon High Speed 18Gbps HDMI 2.0 Cable - HDCP 2.2-4K HDR, 3D, UHD 2160P, 1080P, Ethernet - 28AWG Braided HDMI Cord - Audio Return Compatible with TV, Roku, PC, PS4
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Bestseller No. 9
traderplus 3-Pack 10FT RP-SMA Male to Female Extension Cable WiFi Router Antenna Extender
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  • Compliant with IEEE 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n wireless LANs.
  • This is a PR-SMA extension cable not a SMA extension cable.
Bestseller No. 10
Black FPV HDMI Cable Micro HDMI 90 Degree Angled Male Interface to Micro HDMI Straight Male Interface for brushless Gimbal handhold Gimbal dsrl FPV Ground Monitoring Aerial (20CM)
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