reply to DrDrew
Re: [Rant] Best Lie...er I mean Buy
said by DrDrew:I don't think the video, which is multiple gigabits/s, is even going to be functional if the cable is so bad that 100 megabits/s piggy-backed ethernet traffic isn't getting through. said by pnjunction: said by AVD:
well, if you allow that a bad cable causes packet loss and the need to retransmit packets, its possible.
Except that the HDMI cable will never have anything to do with the internet connection.
HDMI 1.4 spec includes Ethernet data communication capability:
So HDMI can affect internet connections in some situations.
Except for perhaps very long run lengths, these cables either work fine or they are broken with few possibilities in between. If there are enough errors from an HDMI or ethernet patch cable to even slightly affect the traffic, you don't need a more expensive cable you need one that isn't defective.