Originally Posted by Paladin68
I think this is where some of the confusion comes in, cables with ethernet are needed to support the capabilities of HDMI 1.4 but they are not called 1.4 cables as others have pointed out. HDMI is such fun!
Yeah, but bear in mind that they're needed only to support the Ethernet feature. All other features, protocols, framerates, et cetera, et cetera, are unchanged and existing cables will support them. A pre-1.4 cable is 1.4 compliant; it's just not an Ethernet-type cable. A post-1.4 cable may or may not be an Ethernet-type cable. The reason it's confusing to call the cable by the version number, in part, is that people assume that a device or cable supports all features which the stated version provides for, and that's not true--just as a DVD player may be certified under 1.4 but lack support for new audio formats supported by 1.4, a cable may be certified under 1.4 but lack the Ethernet channel.
In particular, for some reason we have found that a lot of people think they need Ethernet-type HDMI cables to support 3D. This is completely incorrect, and results from people assuming that the "version number" of the cable denotes what features it will support.
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