The XEN XHT668 HDMI Ethernet hybrid cable lets any Internet enabled HDMI product share its connection with another Internet enabled device. So your smart TV can talk to your smart DVR which in turn can chat to your smart satellite box and so on. That’s a lot of smarts. Luckily the cable also features 24K gold plated connectors and ‘proprietary Nitrogen Gas-Injected Polyethylene Dielectric’, which is reassuring, doncha think? £129.00 for 1.5 metres and good luck with the indoor aerial Maureen.
The Ethernet Channel allows an Internet-enabled HDMI device to share its Internet connection with other HDMI devices without the need for a separate Ethernet cable. The Ethernet will also allow HDMI- enabled devices to share content…The new Audio Return Channel allows the HDTV to send the audio stream to the A/V receiver over the HDMI cable, eliminating the need for extra audio cables.