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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Another Change?
by BeOSJim on Mon 12th Jul 2010 16:49 UTC
BeOSJim
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2010-01-20

So....I had good AV gear with composite connectors, then I upgraded to SVideo, then I bought an HDTV as an early adopter. That HDTV set used analog component video inputs for 1080. But the industries blocked HD from most sources on those connectors in favor of DRM enabed HDMI connectors. I now have an HDMI based system.

Now I may get to change it again...? That sucks. I don't care if it uses standard cables and connectors, I am getting of changing my connectors/cables/systems.

I can get HDMI cables for about six bucks, it is one cable and it works fine for me. Leave the RH-45 connector for computer networking and the occasional phone system.

End rant

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