using HDMI ethernet to connect ATV2 to internet?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by laurim, Nov 11, 2011.

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    laurim

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    Hi, all-

    I am looking to buy an Onkyo TX-NR709 receiver that has an ethernet input and use HDMI v1.4 cables that support, amongst other things, ethernet networking through hdmi. Has anyone tried using this as a means to connect the ATV2 to the internet rather than a separate ethernet cable? Just trying to get rid of any redundant cables as I improve my home theater setup.
     
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    Intell

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    The Apple TV does not support Ethernet over HDMI.
     
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    laurim

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    Thanks for the super quick info. Bummer, though.
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    ATV2 as a hub via ethernet to AV receiver

    hi,

    Can the ATV2 act like a HUB to connect to network an AV via ethernet?

    In sum, I need to connect my Onkyo TX-NR609 to the network and was thinking to use ATV2 to do it.

    Thanks,

    Filipe
     
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    laurim

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    No. Since it doesn't do ethernet over hdmi, it won't send a network to your ONKYO. I have the Onkyo 709 and use an ethernet cable to an airport extreme.
     

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