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?

@fribbledom I can imagine plenty but I don't know if they're used in practice.

The easiest idea is a TV with its own ethernet port & internal network switch, and each box (game console, Chromecast, Blu-ray player, etc) connected via HDMI to the TV gets a wired internet connection for free



Sure, I guess the idea is obvious. But have you seen a single device that supports that and that you can actually buy?

@fribbledom as you suspected, it seems that there may have never been a real product that used it.

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