Does the latest qed profile support Ethernet and audio return channel?
It only says v1.4, but that means nothing as I've learnt!
If it says v1.4 (although it should've said "high speed"), then it will support Ethernet & audio return channel.
My Home Cinema Pioneer KRP 500A, Yamaha RX-V1900, MA Radius R225HD LCR, R90HD rears, AW12 sub, Panasonic BD60, PS3, Boxee Box, Sky HD, Boxee Box, Logitech Harmony One, Logitech PS3 Adapter, Sonos ZP90
Bedroom Samsung UE32C6510, PS3 slim white, Apple TV, Sonos S5, Sonos ZP90, Audioengine 2, Oppo OPDV971H
Miscellaneous: Synology DS212J + 2 X WD Red 2TB drives, WD 1TB NAS, Sonos ZoneBridge, BT HH3 as modem & AirPort Extreme router
It won't necessarily support Ethernet I don't think - as you say, 1.4 shouldn't be used to describe a cable - it should say High Speed with Ethernet if it does support it. However, a quick check on the QED website (link) shows the QED Profile cable has the High Speed with Ethernet badge next to it, so this shows it does.
Whoever is advertising it as a "1.4 cable" should be contacted and told to stop (assuming it's a company) as this is misleading.
Thanks guys. All very confusing with this version badging.
You are right it does say Ethernet high speed on the qed site.
Does a cable with Ethernet and high speed automatically have the audio return channel?
Yes, audio return channel (or ARC) is part of the High Speed spec, as is the ability to pass 1080p and 3D signals.
I went for the QED Performance HDMI-E ones
© 2014 Haymarket Publishing