Originally Posted by Richard Paul
I remember them once saying that about Ethernet as well but for a good while they only had a crippled spec of it which was limited to 100 Mbps and that almost no products supported. Firewire is an interesting logical interface but they have this death hold on the physical interface which in my opinion has hurt it in the long term.
Besides that claim being rather hard to believe I personally don't really see any way that Firewire could compete with HDMI.
Damn. I wish that Ethernet (well, maybe Gigabit) became the industry standard, most businesses have CAT 5E or CAT6 everywhere
in there buildings, and a lot of new homes do now too. It'd make distribution a lot easier.
I know our church uses Gigabit Ethernet to distribute the channels of the front of house desk to a foldback desk off stage.