HDMI Ethernet Channel
HDMI Ethernet Channel technology
consolidates video, audio, and data streams into a single HDMI cable,
combining the unmatched signal quality and convenience of HDMI connectivity
with the power and flexibility of home entertainment networking. It incorporates
a dedicated data channel into the HDMI link, enabling high-speed, bi-directional
networking at up to 100 Mb/sec.
With networking capabilities now available
in a wide range of IP-enabled home entertainment devices, from TVs and
gaming consoles to DVRs and more, adding an Ethernet channel is a big
step forward in the evolution of the HDMI standard. Consumers can enjoy
all the benefits of Ethernet connectivity via HDMI, and further simplify
their systems by eliminating the need for separate Ethernet cables.
- 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.
- Provides a true one-cable
solution for all your home entertainment needs, offering HDMI’s world-class
quality and reliability plus all the benefits of home entertainment
networking in one powerful connection.
How to Ensure HDMI Ethernet Channel functionality in your Home Theater System
- Look for devices that include
HDMI Ethernet Channel functionality.
- Be sure to connect devices
with one of the new cables designed to support HDMI Ethernet Channel functionality, either
the Standard HDMI Cable with Ethernet or the High Speed HDMI Cable
with Ethernet. (more)
- Connect your devices 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. Please check with your manufacturer to
determine which HDMI ports (if any) will support HDMI Ethernet Channel
- Consolidation of HD video,
audio, and data in a single cable
- Enables high speed bi-directional
- Enables IP-based applications over HDMI
- Transfer speeds up to 100 Mb/sec