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TV business kisses HDMI goodbye | THINQ.co.uk

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.

Designed by a coalition of consumer electronics manufacturers, including Sony, Samsung, LG and Valens, HDBaseT promises to not only carry video and audio signals, but also provide a network connection, a USB signal and even electricity using a single cable.

You won't even need to buy a fancy new cable to use it. According to the HDBaseT specification chart, you can "use existing network wiring" with a standard Cat5e/6 LAN cable and an RJ-45 connector. The HDBaseT Alliance, which is made up of the aforementioned electronics companies, has just finalised version 1.0 of the spec, and says it will be available for licensing within the second half of this year.

The Alliance predicts that we'll start seeing the first HDBaseT creeping into the shops later this year, but says the bigger wave of adoption will occur later in 2011.
 

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The chain stores and companies like Monster who gouge the shit out of consumers on cabling must be in panic mode right now. CAT5 has been out way too long for anyone to drop $100 on bling'd out ethernet cable. :lol:

(If not, brb, making a bajillion cables to chuck on eBay...)

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CAT5 has been out way too long for anyone to drop $100 on bling'd out ethernet cable. :lol:
That's a lie and you know it. You haven't USED the internet (which is too bad, because it's completely over now and you've missed the boat) until you've browsed for porn using a gold-wired, platinum wrapped, triple-shielded CAT5. The picture clarity is phenomenal, and with Monster's low prices and 5-month "You currently own this product" guarantee, you'd be fucking retarded to use anything else.
 

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That's a lie and you know it. You haven't USED the internet (which is too bad, because it's completely over now and you've missed the boat) until you've browsed for porn using a gold-wired, platinum wrapped, triple-shielded CAT5. The picture clarity is phenomenal, and with Monster's low prices and 5-month "You currently own this product" guarantee, you'd be fucking retarded to use anything else.
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That's a lie and you know it. You haven't USED the internet (which is too bad, because it's completely over now and you've missed the boat) until you've browsed for porn using a gold-wired, platinum wrapped, triple-shielded CAT5. The picture clarity is phenomenal, and with Monster's low prices and 5-month "You currently own this product" guarantee, you'd be fucking retarded to use anything else.
It's true. When I record in GarageBand, I turn off my wireless N, and connect a shielded, gold-plated CAT6, because the tone is better.
 

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Sony is involved? Don't hold your breath.
Sony will support it, they'll just yank two lines (likely the ones carrying power), switch to a non-standard connector and call it something like i-45.

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All I can think of is: great, another f-ing thing to buy that is incompatible with everything I have and I have to upgrade everything...again.

I did the switch to 5.1 surround, I did the switch to HDTV. I did the switch to a bigger screen LCD HD. That's it, I'm done for several years. No 3D with the nerd-ass glasses, no better than HDMI inputs, no LED backlights, no TVs with apps.

None of that. My living room has my game systems, 47" HDTV, 5.1 stereo system, and the cable box. Done until at least 2020! :agreed:
 

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What products would this be used for? My TV doesn't need its own internet/usb connection or anything else that HDMI cable isn't capable of.
 

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I don't trust new HD technology. How long ago did HD DVD's come out? And how long did it take for HD DVDs' asses to get kicked by Blu-Ray? I'd hate to be anybody who bought an HD DVD player. Lesson: video technology follows the porn industry.

So this is what Queensrÿche does when they're not touring.

I had no idea that my computer would let me put an umlaut over a Y. :lol:
Unfortunately, I can't get it to do N's yet.

 

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Actually I thought wireless HDMI was going to be the next big thing. :shrug:

Pop Sci has been talking for a while now about being able to bring home new electronic devices that you'll simply plug into an outlet and they will all integrate into a wireless network and communicate with each other.

That said I'm still a fan of wired networking (get off my lawn). I still think it's more reliable. I just moved into a new house that they put absolutely no thought into media whatsoever. I'm a firm believer that if you put a coaxial line in you should have an RJ45 with cat5/6 right beside it...and probably a phone line (RJ11) too.
 
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