HDMI Competitor Beckons



July 7, 2010 — Look out, HDMI. There’s a new cable kid on the block.

The HDBaseT interface was developed by Sony Pictures, LG, Samsung, and Valens Semiconductor. Why adopt a new a/v cable standard when we’ve just gone through—uh, make that still going through—the painful and complex adoption of successive versions of HDMI?

Link: http://www.hometheatermag.com/news/070710hdmi/



Great idea, extremely cost-effective and versatile for the end user, and feature-rich.
It’ll never work.
Two reasons:

  1. Too little, too late.
  2. Blu-ray player now has 2x RJ45 jacks that do two different things (one to go to TV, other to go to router/network)–most end users can’t handle that, their heads would explode. Besides which they would [U][I][B]still [/B][/I][/U]end up buying the inevitable $30, 6-foot, gold-plated ultra-high-def HDBaseT-alliance certified cable for their TV.

I’ve worked end-user helpdesk–does it show? :slight_smile:


Only time will tell.