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I know the toslink optical cable has been around for audio for sometime now. Why don't they use fiber optic for video as well? It has been around since the 80's that fiber optic is the way to go for data .. speed of light fast and can transfer tons of data at once..


why are we still dealing with electrical connections.. at list HDMI is finally transferring 0's and 1's unlike s video and RCa..


does somebody have a simple answer for this?
 

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There are plenty of video over fiber solutions out there - Google is your friend - http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...q=f&oq=&aqi=g1 . They tend to be rather expensive.


It's just a pain to make and terminate fiber cables vs copper. That would be my guess as to why the consumer industry sticks with copper. Copper is cheap, and it works.


You might find the reading at www.hdmi.org to be a good primer to understand how we got where we are today.
 
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