Linked by David Adams on Fri 9th Jul 2010 17:04 UTC, submitted by fran
Multimedia, AV It's really more than an HDMI competitor, it's a cable specification that "converges full uncompressed HD video, audio, 100BaseT Ethernet, high power over cable and various control signals through a single 100m/328ft CAT5e/6 LAN cable." That's an idea that I can really get behind. No new proprietary connectors, no expensive cables needed, consolidation of all necessary signals into one cable. The founding companies include LG Electronics, Samsung Electronics, and Sony Pictures Entertainment.
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by Ikshaar on Fri 9th Jul 2010 18:06 UTC
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Considering the absolute mess of cables behind my TV, DVR, DVD, etc... it would be absolutely fantastic.

Too bad manufacturer's goal is primarily to make money - and the proprietary connector trap have worked pretty well so far. And the satisfaction of customers has only been a distant second goal.

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