Hate expensive, proprietary video cables as much as we do?  Want to see Monster cables crying the blues when they can no longer sell a $6 cable for $75?

An industry coalition including Sony, Samsung, and LG have proposed a new cabling standard based on existing high-bandwidth technology.  And the type of cable should look pretty familiar to most people…


HDBaseT uses standard CAT5E/CAT6 Ethernet cables to transmit video, audio, data, and even power to audio/visual devices.  If you have a home or office pre-wired for data, you can even use your existing cables.

About time.  I was sort of wondering why it didn’t happen sooner – we all know that modern audio/video devices basically all communicate by digital signalling, so it makes sense to just use standard data cables…

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