HDMI 1.4: New video cables will connect TVs to the Internet

May 28, 2009

(AP) -- Digital video and audio cables, similar to the ones that already connect TVs to DVD players, cable boxes and receivers, will soon come with a new capability: connecting those devices to the Internet.

Manufacturers said Thursday that version 1.4 of the HDMI standard, for High-Definition Multimedia Interface, includes a data networking feature.

That means that a set-top box that connects to the Internet could share its connection with other devices in the entertainment center, for easier access to Web video, e-mail and news, says Steve Venuti, president and CEO of HDMI Licensing.

Devices with 1.4 ports could show up in small numbers before the holidays, and in larger volumes early next year, the group said. New cables will be needed to take advantage of the networking feature.

©2009 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Explore further: FCC to propose pay-for-priority Internet standards (Update)

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

FIRST HDMI SYSTEMS WITH DVD-AUDIO CAPABILITY

Sep 11, 2004

Silicon Image, Inc., a leader in multi-gigabit semiconductor solutions for the secure transmission and storage of rich digital media, today announced that its second-generation High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) ...

Fujitsu Introduces First 4-Channel HDMI Connector Ports

Nov 14, 2007

Fujitsu has introduced the world´s first embedded FRAM for digital TVs that allow simultaneous use of a 4-Channel HDMI connector ports. The innovation will reduce the number of pars, mounting space and programming ...

HANA Living-Room Network Spec Due This Year

May 03, 2007

On Maui, the 68-mile Hana highway often takes several hours to complete. The road toward the HANA home-networking spec appears just as grueling. The promise? Just one remote control. Really.

Sony's 400-Disk HDMI DVD/SA-CD Changer

Mar 09, 2005

Sony today introduced three HDMI up-scaling DVD players including a 400-disc changer The DVP-CX995V 400-disc DVD/Super-Audio CD (SA-CD) changer up-scales video to high definition (1080i/720p) resolution and transm ...

Recommended for you

FCC to propose pay-for-priority Internet standards (Update)

6 hours ago

The Federal Communications Commission is set to propose new open Internet rules that would allow content companies to pay for faster delivery over the so-called "last mile" connection to people's homes, but enhance scrutiny ...

Internet TV case: US justices skeptical, concerned

Apr 23, 2014

Grappling with fast-changing technology, U.S. Supreme Court justices debated Tuesday whether they can protect the copyrights of TV broadcasters to the shows they send out without strangling innovations in ...

Hundreds in Mexico protest telecommunications law

Apr 23, 2014

Hundreds of students and activists marched in Mexico's capital Tuesday to protest a telecommunications law being debated by the Senate that they say will allow the government to arbitrarily censor Internet content.

User comments : 0

More news stories

Review: 'Hearthstone' card game is the real deal

Video game publishers don't take many risks with their most popular franchises. You know exactly what you are going to get from a new "Call of Duty" or "Madden NFL" game—it will probably be pretty good, ...