why haven't ethernet connectors changed?

Michael Thomas mike at mtcc.com
Fri Dec 21 20:04:52 UTC 2012

On 12/21/2012 12:00 PM, Aled Morris wrote:
> On 21 December 2012 18:22, Chris Adams <cmadams at hiwaay.net> wrote:
>> I will say that one nice thing about having different connectors for
>> different protocols (on consumer devices anyway) is that you don't have
>> to worry about somebody plugging the Internet into the "Video 1" port
>> and wondering why they aren't getting a picture.
> I do agree but I also think that for HDMI Ethernet your TV (which is the
> device with lots of HDMI sockets) will act as an Ethernet switch, so there
> shouldn't be any "Ethernet enabled" vs. "Video Enabled" ports.
> Now of course that means you probably need Spanning Tree in your domestic
> appliances.

In this day and age exactly how hard is this? Since it's all linux
under the hood, isn't it just a brctl away?


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