HDMI could soon be replaced by new cable technology

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  1. MIG-31

    MIG-31 Old time Member.. Staff Member

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    A new audio/video cable techology is being developed that might spell the end of HDMI cables, which are currently used to connect a wide range of audio and video devices. The new technology is known as HDBaseT and carries audio and video signals and power on standard Cat 5e/6 Ethernet cables.
     
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    Judas Obvious Closet Brony Pony

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    i'm game for this...

    avoid the issues and length problems involved with hdmi and other cables.... and be able to make your own cables easy as hell and way cheaper.

    Top it off... with that cable standard, doesn't it provide internet and additional capabilities as well?
     
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    the question is does it need to be wired through a graphics card or will the ethernet port act as the video/audio out? I'm thinking the next step would be a NAS with built in network hub that can connect to multiple HDTV displays but each one accessing a different video file.
     
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    Video over Cat5 has been in use over a decade now in commercial applications, up to 1280x1024 bandwidth looked good. This sounds like an expansion on that technology.
     
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    I am always down for the simplification of cables.
     
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    It wont be simple, Best Buy will find a way to drive up and over price cat 5 cables. Just like the over priced 3d glasses that you can buy, that have been around for over 10 years. Thats right 10 years.
     
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    All I want is a Standard for all monitors and TVs. HDMI/DVI-I/DVI-A/DVI-D/VGA/Mini HDMI/... and all this crap need to be replaced with one port with enough bandwidth for the most demanding application/resolution so we don't need converters anymore.
     
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    then there's Lightpeak....

    great my receiver and TV will be out of date within 1 yr....
     
  9. Judas

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    lol and i was waiting for yamaha to release a hdmi 1.4a compliant amp.... or at least 1.5 with 2160p compliance.
     
  10. Bob98435

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    No more additional bandwidth than HDMI, though. Don't see this being relevant long enough. Light Peak will take it out.
     
  11. Takaharu

    Takaharu Unus offa, unus iuguolo

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    Won't 100m RJ45 cables be susceptible to signal attenuation?
     
  12. Judas

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    well you can already get up to 300m hdmi ~> RJ45 ~>hdmi extensions that work flawlessly provided it is solid core and not passing through a maze of eletrical conduiets with other wireing...

    I think following a massive standard like RJ45 is a good move..... and light peak obviously will have the upper hand
     
  13. gascieus

    gascieus Under the Crimson Air

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    Nothing beats $100 Monster HDMI cables! Gold-plated connectors means more electrons will reach your HDTV which means better quality and resolution! Okay, their back covers weren't that outrageous of a description, but it wasn't far off with all their ridiculous claims. The worst thing is that the same HDMI v1.3 cables have different tiers, thus constituting different costs by simply giving them different model numbers lol.
     
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    kris23 Going Insane.....

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    i wonder how CAT6 and CAT6e would fair in handling high bandwidths for HD applications.
     
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    personally i'd rather see a sweeping shift from 8 wire 4 pair cat 5/6 to 10 wire 5 pair..
     
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    Yes, I can't wait for 24k gold plated diamond encrusted CAT 5e FTP Monster cables.

    /sarcasm off
     

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