What's HDBaseT and Why You Might Like It

What's HDBaseT and Why You Might Like It

Anthony Nguyen
Jul 6, 2010

Just when you thought everyone was getting comfortable with good ol' HDMI in their homes, someone goes and creates another HD standard; only this time, they might actually have a good reason for doing so...

The new standard is called "HDBaseT" (we're not sure how we're ever going to be able to say that 10 times fast) and proposes a new solution using old tech we're all too familiar with by now - carrying all that lovely HD video and audio - over your standard ethernet cable.

Seeing as most ethernet cables can carry more than 1080p data these days, we're not sure why it took so long for the industry to get this idea finalized. With big names like Sony, Samsung, and LG are already on board with HDBaseT, we suppose we'll be soon seeing Cat5E inputs on upcoming 3D televisions and one less output situated on the side of our laptops sometime next year in 2011.

What do you guys think? Is HDBaseT something worth getting excited for?

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[Via PC World]

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