Executives from HDMI Licensing took some pre-CES time to clear up some questions about the HDMI. Click on through for details from the interview, but a couple of topics stood out to us. First, we've seen CEC customized by various hardware manufacturers, with no guarantees of interoperation between branded implementations. HDMI is working on a unified CEC branding scheme and guaranteed core functionality. Second up, field-terminated cables are a no-go. As much as we'd love to make our own custom length HDMI cables, the connector density combined with the high bandwidth makes this "just impossible." Leave cable construction to the pros, folks.