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1/7/2009 05:01 PM EST
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Guru of Grounding   1/7/2009 8:14:22 PM
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This all makes me chuckle. I simply don't understand why the move in consumer electronics is toward cables that are incredibly small and, more importantly, incredibly lossy at high frequencies compared to garden-variety coaxial cable. Does a consumer make a buying decision based on a 0.1" diameter cable as opposed to a 0.24" diameter one? We're not connecting micro-sized equipment together here! I think high-speed ethernet over coax is the most sensible idea I've heard in a long time. Anyone can make custom cables with existing, easy-to-use tools. I'm starting to believe that what HDMI is really about is the "hidden policeman" that's a little-talked about but extremely trouble-prone "feature" of the dastardly scheme! So, now we get micro-miniaturized, highly lossy twisted pairs and we're saddled with repeater amplifiers if we want to use reasonable lengths of it. Baah, humbug!!

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