A new audio/video cable techology developed by four technology companies: Sony Pictures Entertainment, Samsung, LG, and Valens Semiconductor (which together form the HDBaseT Alliance) might spell the end of HDMI cables. The HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) cable was introduced in 2003 and is currently used to connect a wide range of audio and video devices.
HDBaseT is a network-based standard called “5PlayTM” that enables a single cable to carry high definition video, audio, 100BaseT Ethernet, control signals, and up to 100 watts of power simultaneously. The cables are inexpensive Cat5e/6 type and can be up to 100 m in length. The HDBaseT specification supports the latest HD video, 3D, and high resolution 4096 x 2160.[ via PhysOrg ]