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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Motherboard
by lego on Sat 10th Jul 2010 08:06 UTC
lego
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2008-03-25

The problem is there is not motherboard maker in the pool.

And the RJ-45 connector is with experience rather fragile.

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RE: Motherboard
by Moochman on Sat 10th Jul 2010 13:27 in reply to "Motherboard"
Moochman Member since:
2005-07-06

And the RJ-45 connector is with experience rather fragile.


Agreed--the plastic nib that's supposed to hold it in place has a tendency to get messed up over time (either it fails to spring back into place enough or it falls off--either way the cable is able to come loose very easily). On the other hand, this is probably just due to cheap cables--prime opportunity for Monster Cable to step in ;) .

Anyway, ethernet ports are already standard on most Bluray players, game consoles and other set-top boxes these days, so it's not like it's asking the consumer to use anything unfamiliar...

Edited 2010-07-10 13:28 UTC

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