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  1. aBigMeanie aedipuss's Avatar
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    HDMI's short-lived reign over the TV cable racks could soon be over, thanks to a new usurper that combines several connections into a single, standard network cable.

    http://www.thinq.co.uk/2010/7/1/tv-business-kisses-hdmi-goodbye/


    wow, that was quick, i know lots of people that don't have a single hdmi capable component yet.

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    How can they do all of it over cat5? I don't understand the video and audio together over cat5. I know you can stream from a pc to a console or other receiver via cat 5 and do video but that is streaming technology.
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    Hype.
    Won't happen, too late, HDMI is here.
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    It could very well be technically viable, however, the way I see it, there's no point for now...

    If the spec doesn't include something akin to HDCP, content providers won't allow manufacturers to use/play their media, and without content, the devices won't be built and the idea will fail.
    If the spec DOES include ~HDCP, the same difficulties with interchange timing, false lockouts, have-and-havenot manufacturers, and other DRM-related constraints will limit consumer appeal, and you'll be right back where we already are with HDMI...

    Why support YET ANOTHER standard right now? Let's wait a while so that consumers can at least get some use out of their investments (purchases).

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  5. While I do prefer RJ-45 connectors over HDMI because it has a locking tab, HDMI is the defacto standard now.
    I can see a manufacturer preferring Cat.6/RJ-45 because they don't have to pay licensing fees to HDMI.org.
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    Originally Posted by lordsmurf View Post
    Hype.
    Won't happen, too late, HDMI is here.
    I agree. I think this is one of those "wow, look what we can do" things that won't catch on. At least not for a long while.

    Although I can imagine large electronics stores having a whole section devoted to "Home Entertainment" CAT 5 cables, costing 5 times more than the "Computer Networking" CAT 5 cables. And the staff telling customers that they need the home entertainment cables because the computer networking cables won't deliver the same quality signal
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    HDMI was just an extension of DVI-D but satisfied the needs of the consumer electronics industry with Intel's HDCP. Intel has moved on to the display port. DVI-D, HDMI and display port transfer uncompressed video. Something like "HDBaseT" would only work with compressed video. That would require hardware decoders in the TV*. It would immediately obsolete all current equipment.

    Hmm, the industry already tried that for "HD-Ready" and non-HDCP DVI-D. This would do the same to DVI-D/HDMI.


    * This was the main reason IEEE-1394 was rejected at the last minute by the consumer electronics industry in favor of encrypted uncompressed HDCP. Intel's royalties were lower.
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    we use video over cat5 at work, its a great way of running vga for long runs too. it wont ever replace hdmi but cat 5 can be very useful for sending stuff over distance down a single cable and my job would be a pain in the butt with out it!
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    HDMI connections are not very secure, and I have never liked them. I would use component cables if Blu-rays were not restricted to 1080i over HDMI. I have had to use locking devices before to ensure a good connection. If this cable provides a secure connection, I hope it does replace HDMI.
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    its like dvd's blu-ray has been out for ages now but still alot of people use dvd
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    Keep a look-out for gold-plated ethernet cables costing 200 in rip-off electronics shops in the near future.
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    Originally Posted by 16mmJunkie View Post
    Keep a look-out for gold-plated ethernet cables costing 200 in rip-off electronics shops in the near future.
    haha yeah
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  14. Dont laugh at his "joke", he ripped that straight off the end of the article! Also this is from 2010 and HDbaseT is nowhere to be seen.
    I still haven't moved over to HDMI yet.
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