New HDMI 1.4 Features Revealed

For those who don't know, an HDMI cable is the ridiculously expensive cable required to connect an HDTV to a video component like a bluray player or digital cable. The newly released HDMI spec brings several new features to the consumer. The biggest of which is an integrated Ethernet channel that will provide network connectivity to connected devices thereby eliminating the need for a separate network connection via the Ethernet cable. But with all its glory, there's one huge flaw, it comes in 5 different average-joe-confusing varieties. So if choosing a HDTV wasn't confusing enough, then choosing the right cable will be! [businesswire.com]

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