Every second HDMI cable in store is being advertised with "High Speed Ethernet Support" on its packaging.

... and yet I have never-ever seen a single device that makes use of that feature. Have you?



It's an alternative way to hook up your devices to your LAN & the Internet. I guess the idea was that your TV or AV receiver would act as a switch between regular ethernet cables (or your WiFi) and your HDMI connected devices, enabling them to go online without a separate cable.

@fribbledom iiiiiiiiiiiiiinteresting...

So are we talking like some kinda super-high bitrate that normal Ethernet can’t handle?
Is there an HDMI to Ethernet adaptor?
Do any routers exist with HDMI Ethernet?
Hot damn there *could* be potential.

@David_A_Webcomic @fribbledom In fact, speed is one of the reasons nobody felt in a hurry to support the HDMI Ethernet Channel - it's only specified up to 100Mbit/s.

@fribbledom @David_A_Webcomic TVs getting on the internet -- preposterous! :p

The spec was probably made before wireless was as ubiquitous as it is now.

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