Could spell doom for HDMI.
Here is a new cable technology on the block that will serve as the Holy Grail for those who are harassed by rows and rows of cables, painstakingly hidden behind their modern gadgets. Jointly developed by LG, Samsung, Sony Pictures, and Valens Semicondutor, the aptly titled HDBaseT cable technology allows carrying of audio, HD video, Ethernet and 100 watts of power over an ordinary RJ45 cable.
Basically, the HDBaseT will negate the need for an HDMI, Ethernet and power cable as it will provide an all-in-one solution for your HD needs. If the new technology picks up, it could very well spell the end of HDMI which not only suffers from switching delays but is also restricted to just 15 meters in length compared to HDBaseT’s 100 meters stretch. The tech could see wide-scale adoption in 2011.