Leading Companies Form MHL Consortium To Improve Wired Mobile Connectivity

Nokia, Samsung, Silicon Image, Sony and Toshiba have banded together to create the Mobile High-Definition Link Consortium (MHL). The goal of the consortium is to create a new mobile audio/video interface for connecting mobile devices to HDTVs, providing 1080p video and digital audio over a small cable which is even capable of powering the device. While there are already Mini HDMI connectors, the HDMI standard uses 19 pins without offering power to the mobile device, and the new design will focus on reducing the pin count without having to sacrifice important features such as video resolution. Do you think that HDMI is already good enough, or do you agree that it needs to move forward?

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