Video distribution problems – not anymore

The idea that you can send 1080p over any pair of wires seems fanciful, but it appears that Altinex has managed to do exactly that. Now, it’s not quite the same experience as HDMI, there is some compression (and associated lossy artifacts), but still quite amazing – and should solve the how-do-I-get-video-to-this-place problem for those where HDMI (wired/wireless) or a solution like HDBase-T aren’t suitable.

HDMI is a remarkably complex signal — especially when HDCP and EDID enter the equation — and the idea that it could be sent down “any” wire, just two copper conductors, was preposterous to me.

I was wrong.

It works. It works well. I’m impressed.