Cmple High Speed HDMI Cable With Ethernet: All-In-One Cable
When Smart TVs first hit the market, they seemed like a gimmick: if you’re not smart enough to surf on a computer or a phone, you can use the Internet right on your television!
The emergence and eventual dominance of streaming services like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon TV, however, along with “required” Internet-connections for devices like Blu-ray players and game consoles, have changed a lot of minds about melding a home theater with an Ethernet network. That doesn’t mean that Smart TVs are for everyone; they’re not. They’re not even as “smart” as a phone or tablet, when it comes to processing power or features. But the importance of a connected home theater or A/V system is no longer in doubt.
That brings us to the subject of cables.
You undoubtedly know that HDMI is now the standard for transferring high-definition signals, allowing you to use a single cable for both video and audio. What if you could use that cable to also transfer Internet data at the same time?
That’s what Cmple’s High Speed HDMI Cable with Ethernet can do.
HDMI Plus Internet?
One important qualifier must be mentioned before we look more deeply at this Cmple product: it doesn’t automatically deliver Internet signals to all HDTVs or components. An HDMI cable’s Ethernet channel will only work when the cable is connected between devices that support HDMI over Ethernet functionality, and many do not. A label reading “HEC Compatible” will indicate whether a component can send and receive Internet signals over an Ethernet-enabled HDMI cable.
Uses for the Cmple High Speed HDMI Cable with Ethernet can range from connecting an HDTV to a gaming console, to connecting a Blu-ray player to a monitor; since technology is changing constantly, there are likely to be new applications on the way. At any rate, HDMI signal delivery is exactly the same whether or not the cable has the Ethernet channel, and the price difference is so small that it makes sense to choose a cable with the added functionality.
Cmple’s High Speed HDMI Cable with Ethernet
There are two versions of HDMI cables with Ethernet on the market, standard and high-speed. Standard-speed cables aren’t capable of transferring normal high-def 1080p signals, let alone 4K, so there’s no reason to even consider them these days. Cmple’s cables are all high-speed cables and they perform perfectly, meeting or exceeding all HDMI standards to faithfully reproduce video and audio all the way up to today’s modern 4K and 3D resolutions.
The design of Cmple HDMI with Ethernet cables is outstanding. As mentioned, they fully support the very latest HD resolutions and 3D, plus the new color spaces (Adobe RGB, Adobe YCC601 and sYCC601) now utilized to provide deeper picture color than ever and the newest Dolby True HD and DTS-HD Master Audio formats. Construction detail is impeccable, with two layers of anti-interference shielding (quad-layer braid and Mylar foil), molded strain relief and gold-plated connectors. They’re ultra-slim, extremely flexible and easy to install anywhere.
These high-speed HDMI cables with Ethernet are available in 3, 6, 10 and 15 foot lengths, and since they’re from Cmple you know their price is as low as you’ll find anywhere (from around $1.50 to $3.00, depending on length). It’s a lot of cable, for a very small cost.