I have a Roku player connected to a TV with an HDMI cable that also has Ethernet capability. (see pic below). The Roku is connected to my router via cat5e ethernet cable. i wanted to connect the TV (an internet capable TV) to the internet using a cat5e cable directly to my router. (TV has wifi capability but I prefer hard wired). Then i found out i don't have an ethernet cable and thought i'd connect via wifi for now. I went to do that, and in addition to the SSID of our network, the TV also detected "DIRECT/Roku" as an option and for a moment I was confused. Then I remembered that the HDMI cable between the Roku and TV is one of those "ETHERNET CAPABLE" HDMI cables !! (and the roku is hard wired to router) So, my question is, would this internet capable HDMI cable work as good as a DEDICATED ethernet cable, connecting the TV to the router...? or should I just get a dedicated ethernet cable just for peace of mind? -Would the fact that the internet connection is "passed through" the Roku have any negative effects vs a dedicated cat5e going from the router directly to the TV? This is what this HDMI cable looks like: Amazon description:
The versatile cable’s built-in Ethernet allows for sharing an Internet connection among multiple devices—no need for separate Ethernet cables.