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What is the difference:HDMI cable vs. HDMI Cable w/ Ethernet

by jlafafa / August 31, 2011 6:09 AM PDT

What is the difference: HDMI cable vs. HDMI Cable w/ Ethernet?
I guess I missed the HDMI audio, video and ethernet cable being introduced. Can anyone explain to me the hardware that is being used with the High Speed HDMI Cable w/ Ethernet CL2?

I have a cable HD-DVR box, a Samsung HDTV and a Samsung Blu-Ray player with a wired ethernet port for streaming online content.


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Re: HDMI cable with Ethernet
by Kees_B Forum moderator / August 31, 2011 6:23 AM PDT

"This cable type offers the same baseline
performance as the Standard HDMI Cable shown above (720p or 1080i video
resolution), plus an additional, dedicated data channel, known as the
HDMI Ethernet Channel, for device networking. HDMI Ethernet Channel functionality
is only available if both linked devices are HDMI Ethernet Channel-enabled."

I'd start with looking in your user manuals if any of the three devices you mention are "HDMI Ethernet Channel enabled". If not, it's a non-issue.


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When did HDMI cable with Ethernet come out?
by jlafafa / August 31, 2011 8:11 AM PDT

Appreciate your response Kees...When did HDMI cable with Ethernet come out? Do you know of any products using this now? Thanks...jlafafa!

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When did HDMI cable with Ethernet come out?
by jlafafa / September 1, 2011 1:41 AM PDT
In reply to: more useful info here

Thanks Pepe7!

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Where's the Router?
by johnc6 / September 6, 2011 12:42 AM PDT
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Yes, however...
by Pepe7 / September 6, 2011 1:32 AM PDT
In reply to: Where's the Router?

...the functionality, at least until we see these products interact in the real world, might not work precisely with the same network flexibility/connectivity that a standard router can provide. My gut feeling is that the first generation will be a work in progress. YMMV.

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by lucacoleman / September 4, 2011 11:49 PM PDT

How about Samsung BD-D6500 Blu-ray 3D Smart Hub player ? It's one of the best blu ray player in the market.

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