Bye Bye, HDMI! There's a New A/V Cable Standard in Town

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A group of consumer electronics manufacturers got together and finalized the specifications of a new A/V cable standard. It's called HDBaseT and is based on standard CAT5e/6—meaning we should wind up paying less for our home theater wiring.

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The standard is expected to be adopted by 2011. [HDBaseT via NewTeeVee]

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I'm not sure why HDMI cables are so expensive in the US. I've never paid more than $10 for one in Korea.