HDMI Alt Mode Enables Video, Internet Over USB Type-C

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Achoo22

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What kind of firewalling options are available when your TV is drawing its Internet connection from your HTPC? Ugh, that sounds like a nightmare.
 

psiboy

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What an idiotically pointless product! Why only hdmi 1.4b yes it "outputs 4k" but only at a crappy 30hz! Should have been HDMI 2... might have stood a chance then....
 

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4K isn't all that huge at the moment, the majority of consumers are still happy with 1080P. 4K content still isn't massive and it will be another 2 years before we see a large transition to it. 1080P was around for a good 5 years before content caught up to it.
 

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With every device that has an HDMI connection (male or female), including cables, having to pay HDMI Licensing, LLC....it's only a matter of time before they've priced themselves right out of the market and Display Port, USB, or some other fee-less device becomes the norm. Companies are saving millions a year by ditching HDMI Licensing fees. It's why Dell and HP have moved away from HDMI
 

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HDMI, USB and Thunderbolt all have license fees, HDMI is the most expensive @ fifteen cents (US$0.15) per unit sold but even that isn't much to a company that sells millions of units per year. For a company to pay 1 million in fees for HDMI they would need to sell 66,666,667 units, not many companies come even close to that and those that do wouldn't notice the savings at all.
 

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Welcome to the Internet of Things and the death of us all. :(
 

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I suspect it will use the firewall of whatever device it is pulling net through. On a side note, I wonder if you would have to bridge your connections? That or it uses third party software to enable bridging.
 

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You miss my point. 30hz.... why bother.
 
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