As far as I know viruses effect software not hardware, so probably not but I could be wrong. Plus viruses are targeted for certain software since microsoft is the largest they write viruses for that software the most. That is one of the reasons linux is so stable they don't bother writing viruses for systems that only the minority uses.
Yes You can get a virus on the hdmi cable its happened to me 10 times
Which explains the response above.
Important! - Really important!! Do not stick an HDMI cable into your mouth (or any other part of your body). As Scotty says, you can get a virus. I really hate it when that happens to first timers..
Mod - feel free to delete the last three appends (including this one). They serve no useful purpose.
BTW, in case anyone is wondering - a passive HDMI cable has no processor or memory. So it can't. The Redmeres and other active cable do not have changeable programs, so they can't get a virus. Your TV's programming memory can be altered but only by flashing the device, so that would be very difficult even if you could find a way to run a program on the TV. But how would the virus spread? I don't think it could.
I suppose it might be possible on a Blu-Ray player with Java script but again how would it spread? Reset the Blu-Ray player and the virus is wiped.
Not really much to wonder about. No viruses over HDMI.
I have to admit, I'm disappointed. If you do a Google search on "HDMI MERS" (no quotes in search) this thread doesn't show up until the second page. I can only wonder how there are almost two pages of MERS-related HDMI links before this most informative append.