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using HDMI ethernet to connect ATV2 to internet?

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

  1. macrumors 65816


    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.
  2. macrumors P6


    The Apple TV does not support Ethernet over HDMI.
  3. macrumors 65816


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

    ATV2 as a hub via ethernet to AV receiver


    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.


  5. macrumors 65816


    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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