Don't know if we'll ever see it, but wouldn't it be cool if most of the TVs for sale simply had an HDBaseT connector and that's it? Stick it on the wall and run a CAT6 cable to the box and you're done! No worrying about properly wiring AC power to a recessed box behind the TV and a myriad of other wires and related issues.
How would this affect a structured wiring system one might build? If you were certain this was the future you could just build a solid CAT6 structured wiring system and be ready.
Originally Posted by Colm
Keep in mind that for anything longer than a few feet, you want to use solid Cat 6 cable, for the same reasons you do with etherenet: the manufacturers are better able to control geometry, hence impedance and performance, with solid core than stranded. Long preterminated stranded patch cables may seem convenient, but they can hurt performance.
You don't like pre-terminated patch cables because they're stranded, not solid?
I've always been of the mind that cable should be done properly - runs tied down to patch panels and wall plates, patch cords for the final moveable connections. I cringe when I see a network cable run from one end of the house to the other with a couple of RJ45s crimped on each end. Always thought you should leave the crimping of ends to the machines in the factory.