There is no doubt that HDMI delivers the highest possible audio and video quality. Simplicity and functionality are still in question, although it has greatly improved over the past year. Meridian has entered the HDMI game with the unveiling of their new HDMI Audio Processor. The HD621 is a 6-into-1 video/audio switch.
While not professional installer grade, Gefen has released a new, working HDMI 1.3 switcher. Ready for this? One HDMI video/audio input and five HDMI video/audio outputs. Hmmmm. Can someone explain the function of this box?
HDMI inventors are readying for another HDMI version. HDMI has yet to be perfected in its current state and now another version is already ready to go. Currently, HDMI has many HDCP handshake issues between components and displays.
Avocent announces the MPX1550 HD Wireless Media Extender. The box has the ability to wirelessly transmit DVI, HDMI, and VGA signals to other hardware. The MPX1550 also has the ability to transmit audio. The audio and video sent via the IEEE802.11n standard, guaranteeing the ability to transfer higher bitrates.