Networking capabilities are now available in a wide range of IP-enabled home entertainment devices and adding an Ethernet channel is a big step forward in the evolution of the HDMI standard.
This enables consumers to enjoy all the benefits of Ethernet connectivity via HDMI, and further simplify their systems by eliminating the need for separate Ethernet cables.
Ethernet connectivity with HDMI provides a true one-cable solution for all home entertainment needs offering HDMI’s world-class quality and reliability in addition to all the benefits of home entertainment networking in one powerful connection.
Key features of Ethernet connectivity via HDMI:
- Accommodates current and future IP-based networking solutions for consumer electronics including DLNA, IPTV, LiquidHD, and UPnP
- Allows multiple connected devices to share an Internet connection
- Enables native-format content distribution between connected devices including recording and playback across a networked system
How to ensure HDMI Ethernet Channel functionality in Home Theatre Systems
- Devices must include HDMI Ethernet Channel functionality
- Cables labelled ‘HDMI with Ethernet’ or ‘HDMI with High-Speed Ethernet only must be used
- Only devices with one of the new cables designed to support HDMI Ethernet Channel functionality must be connected
- Devices must be connected through HDMI Ethernet Channel-enabled HDMI ports
HDMI Licensing has strongly recommended that adopters label all HDMI Ethernet Channel-enabled HDMI ports with the letters ‘HEC’ for easy identification, but does not require manufacturers to do so.
Users must check with their manufacturer to determine which HDMI ports (if any) will support HDMI Ethernet Channel functionality.
Dueltek Distribution is an Australian owned and operated company that specialises in cabling, connectivity and networking solutions.