Originally Posted by crutschow
On what do you base that cost? I don't see that a CAT5 line driver should be any more expensive than an HDMI line driver if incorporated into the system. They are both essentially the same signal, just going over different wires.
This is not a network type chip it is a Pan5 chip multi-layer/multi-voltage (whole different animal) then of course like HDMI there is only one vendor for the technology.
Also do not forget that HDMI is still in the source/display device, but now it would have this chip-set and an emulator added.
We looked into this two years ago (this is not really new) and at that time to create a point to point transmission system we would have had to retail it at $1200.00 which put it into fiber territory.
The original product developing company (not the technology creator) went out of business maybe Valens will have better luck (but, I do not think so as big box retailers have NO incentive to support this format).