A digital interface for consumer electronic devices that uses Cat 5e or Cat 6 network cables and RJ-45 sockets. Governed by the HDBaseT Alliance (www.hdbaset.org) and introduced in 2010, HDBaseT was designed to replace HDMI, electrical power and Ethernet cables in home entertainment systems. It offers a "5Play feature set" that includes HD video, audio, 100 Mbps Ethernet (100Base-T), power and control signals. HDBaseT cables can extend 100 meters, and up to eight devices can be daisy chained for a combined length of 800 meters.
One Common Cable
Modern consumer electronic devices have several ports. For example, along with other video inputs for compatibility, a smart TV has HDMI and Ethernet connections. With an HDBaseT-equipped TV, a single cable can power the set (up to 100 watts) while sending it video from HDMI sources and video and data from the home network. See HDMI
and cable categories
One Plug and Socket
Using common Ethernet RJ-45 plugs, sockets and cables, HDBaseT delivers video, Internet and power to TVs and other consumer equipment.