Can HDMI Ethernet Cables be used instead of 'normal' non ethernet cables, any risks?

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Can HDMI Ethernet Cables be used instead of 'normal' non ethernet cables, any risks?

Can HDMI Ethernet cables be used instead of non ethernet cables? Are there any risks of damage to equipment?

Uses are:

1 Sony Blu Ray player to Bravia TV

2 Laptop to Bravia TV, to carry the monitor picture to the TV - so Netflix will work! Sound can go via 3.5,, audio cable
 

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Re: Can HDMI Ethernet Cables be used instead of 'normal' non ethernet cables, any ris

You can view netflix on your computer and hook your video/audio out to your TV.

I don't think a TV will use HDMI to get on the network; I think the TV is supposed to act like a hub and give each device access to the internet while the TV gets internet from the ethernet port. Wireless N and 1000Mb/s ethernet is faster than HDMI ethernet.

This is all low-voltage, so there's not really a risk of ever damaging anything low-voltage unless you somehow get high voltage mixed in.

http://www.hdmi.org/manufacturer/hdmi_1_4/hec.aspx
 

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Re: Can HDMI Ethernet Cables be used instead of 'normal' non ethernet cables, any ris

Thanks Garrett,
Having tried it, HMDI-Ethernet cables work just fine as ordingary hdmi cables. There is some advice to the effect that hdmi cables of any sort should NOT be plugged in / out when the devices are turned on as they can apparently pass power down the cable.
 
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