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Valens Semi snags $14 million in funding

7/6/2011 03:05 PM EDT
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DrQuine
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DrQuine   7/10/2011 7:13:07 PM
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Is it by chance the case that HDbaseT uses a compatible connector and standard to HDMI? If (as I assume is the case) they are not, then it would seem that another incompatible standard would create islands of technology in the home and drive product obsolescence. It is bad enough when competing product standards (Beta vs VHS video) create incompatibilities but having the interconnections be the sticking point would seem especially frustrating.

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kdboyce   7/9/2011 3:14:28 AM
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The retail cost of decent HDMI cables is fairly high, so that could be a factor, albeit a short lived on. My suspicion is that if you have internet connected TV (non-wireless), the you already have a Cat5/6 cable connection. And who really likes a sleek, slim, no bezel TV hanging on the wall with a whole bunch of cables dangling from it? I know, bury the cables in the wall when you install it but that is another bunch of work most of us won't want to do.

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chanj0   7/6/2011 11:34:36 PM
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HDoverT may have a couple advantage over HDMI. Firstly, it does not only target video but also home networking. As a result, HDoverT aims at delivering signal over regular Cat5e/ Cat6 cabling using RJ45 connector. I find this feature is really helpful in market acceptance. PoE is attractive as well. However, I have same question as Selinz. The company is getting quite significant funding in developing a 10Gbps Ethernet over copper to compete against an already adopted media interface.

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chanj0   7/6/2011 11:33:30 PM
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HDoverT may have a couple advantage over HDMI. Firstly, it does not only target video but also home networking. As a result, HDoverT aims at delivering signal over regular Cat5e/ Cat6 cabling using RJ45 connector. I find this feature is really helpful in market acceptance. PoE is attractive as well. However, I have same question as Selinz. The company is getting quite significant funding in developing a 10Gbps Ethernet over copper to compete against an already adopted media interface.

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selinz   7/6/2011 9:07:27 PM
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It's interesting to see something that competes with the already entrenched, already inexpensive HDMI getting such signficant funding...Dylan, what is the draw?

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