It did have it's advantages. What I really would have loved is if plain AV switchers became the norm. Everything goes to the switcher and then it feeds the AVR and TV/Projector.I wouldn’t mind going back to those times, but the industry decided HDMI with HDCP was the way to go...
The other ways to send only video out are affordable and reliable. Would love the old way back lol
We’d probably use DVI for video and optical/coax for audio
DVI has too bulky of a connector. HDMI is just an extension of DVI. They're electrically compatible. I wish the HDMI connector would have kept the second link of DVI however even if the pins wouldn't have been used at first.
But HDMI 2.1 missed an opportunity this time around. They should have went optical.