We've been watching HDBaseT with much enthusiasm, seeing it as the next logical evolution of digital audio & video networking. This week, Atlona Technologies announced it had joined the HDBaseT Alliance. HDBaseT Alliance incorporated nearly a year ago and was formed by LG, Samsung, Sony Pictures, and Valens Semiconductor. The goal was to form an alliance to standrdize and develop a standard for distributing HD audio and video over standard Cat5e or Cat6 cabling - a feat that HDMI simply cannot dream of attaining. HDBaseT is optimized for video applications and can connect all entertainment devices in a setting by providing the 5Play convergence of uncompressed full HD digital video, audio, 100BaseT Ethernet, power over cable, and various control signals.
Discuss "Atlona Throws in with HDBaseT Alliance" here. Read the article.
I always got a kick on jobs where you have an 80 foot run of CAT5e terminating to a gray box and then a 3 foot HDMI cable running out of it. Make it 83ft and plug the frikkin CAT5 into the back of the TV.
In this day and age I'm not sure how a large group of engineers totally whiffed while at the plate when it comes to physical layer of HDMI.
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