We've been following the High Definition Audio Video Network Alliance for over a year now and at this year's CES the group is announcing it has added 18 new companies, most notably Cablevision joining as a board member. The promise of easily connected HD devices from companies like JVC, Mitsubishi and Samsung is enticing but the fact is that none of those companies announced plans for the technology in their new product lineups. CE Pro sat in on a reception last night and did see connectivity demonstrations on various devices, including a HANA-enabled Samsung HDTV. Progress takes time so for now check out a list of HANA's 17 other new members after the break and dream of a day when your HDTV, AV system, set-top box, DVR and PMPs can join hands as sisters and brothers throughout the house with no new wiring or extensive setup necessary.

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- Cablevision Joins High-Definition Audio-Video Network Alliance (HANA) Board
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  • 4Home Media
  • Agere Systems
  • Analog Devices
  • ANT
  • Dolby Laboratories
  • Echo Digital Audio Corporation
  • ETRI
  • InnoPia Technologies, Inc.
  • Intellasys
  • IOI Technology Corporation
  • Korea HD Broadcasting Corp.
  • LifeSize Communications
  • LRS Media
  • Mentor Graphics
  • Tzero Technologies
  • Via Technologies
  • Wisair

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HANA adds Cablevision & 17 other new members, demos connectivity