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Dr. Flick goes in-depth with HDBaseT, the 'better HDMI extender'


Over on CEPro our good friend and podcast guest Derek Flickinger has dived into the recently finalized HDBaseT 1.0 spec to see what it is -- and what it isn't. A few have suggested it's a future "HDMI killer" but this breakdown focuses on its potential as an enhancement to HDMI, with its ability for longer cable runs, and carrying power and control signals along with data, video and audio. Buried in those specs and diagrams, a look at the hardware behind the (not Ethernet) HDBaseT standard reveals how it works with HDMI instead of in place of it, and what future versions might look like. Consider it required reading before you start running CAT5e/6 cable everywhere.

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