Originally Posted by MrVybz
Sure there is a difference in 1.3 and 1.4b HDMI cables. 1.4b has support for ethernet connection meaning you can connect the ethernet cable attached to the HDMI cord to the back of the modem and all devices(Xbox\\TV) connected HDMI all share that one connection
How about checking your facts before posting next time? This is the type of post that just confuses people, who don't know any better, later on.
Let me include some references. The HDMI Org owns the trademarks, the patents, the copyrights and, up until the HDMI Forum, mandated the specs for HDMI. Here's what they have to say,http://www.hdmi.org/learningcenter/faq.aspx#49http://www.hdmi.org/manufacturer/hdm...ght_cable.aspx
If you read those, you'll see that "with Ethernet" is an option onto both Standard Speed and High Speed HDMI cables. In either case there are no version numbers.
It's also interesting that you bring this up since we can't find a single consumer device that currently supports HDMI with Ethernet. Just because you plug a magic HDMI with Ethernet cable into a device doesn't mean Ethernet is being sent over HDMI. So if that were the criteria for a "1.4b cable" then no one has HDMI 1.4 and we know that isn't true. The "with Ethernet" option means that a special chipset has to take your Ethernet connection (RJ-45 connector) and provide an additional link onto the HDMI cable. This then becomes an extension of your LAN, but every device has to be able to support the option for it to be used, not just the original transmitter.
There is no modem involved and there certainly is no "ethernet cable attached to the HDMI cord". If HDMI with Ethernet ever gets going, the Ethernet signal will be sent *as part of* the HDMI transmission, not separately.
As Joe said, next time do some research first before appending. It doesn't help anyone to randomly append your thoughts as facts. That's a really bad first append. Hopefully your next append will be better thought-out.