Credit goes to our friends at 3dvision-blog for catching this. HDBaseT 1.0 is a new standard in development for the purpose of transmitting huge amounts of data, including high bandwidth HD video, through a traditional RJ-45 connector. In addition to limited bandwidth, one of the disadvantages of HDMI 1.4, DisplayPort 1.2, and DiiVA is the short length of their connection cables (relatively!).
Through network cable, key advantages include 100 meter length, 100W support for powering remote televisions through the connection, daisy chaining, and more.
HDBaseT founding member companies include LG Electronics, Samsung, Sony Pictures, and Valens Semiconductor. It’s very exciting to see innovative ideas pop up like this. Is there room for a new player? Are these innovations big enough to compete with HDMI, DisplayPort, and DiiVA? What will customers ultimately want? Share your thoughts below!