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The dream: your receiver pipes super fast Internet over HDMI to all devices.

The reality: every device has the cheapest, flakiest Chinese WiFi chip with the worst possible UI imaginable for entering user/pass. The UI doesn't support digits or extended characters.

@gudenau

I'd actually really prefer to run just one (HDMI) cable to all my living room devices.

@fribbledom
I remember my dumb ass getting HDMI cables that specifically supported ARC (which does work and is rather nice) and ethernet
@gudenau

@gudenau
ARC sends audio back from the TV to the receiver

CEC allows any device in the set turn on the TV and change inputs, suggest a label, and the TV can tell everything else it's turned off so they can do the same.
@fribbledom

@fribbledom But with Ethernet each device should get more bandwidth and wouldn't need an Ethernet device to be on.

@gudenau

I'm not sure I'm following you here... what exactly do you mean?

@fribbledom
They also tend to have major issues with spaces in SSIDs. Even if you're not trying to connect to one.

@fribbledom Ethernet over HDMI is limited to 100 Mbps, so there's that. 802.11n, let alone 802.11ac, wifi is faster.

@fribbledom especially since Ethernet over HDMI is part of the spec it’s just nobody implements it

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