My current television is a few years old. Has HDMI, but was not a smart TV (no internet functionality). I have an old sony receiver so right now my setup is
Xbox (hardwired to internet), PS3 (wireless to internet) and cable box all go HDMI into the receiver which goes HDMI into the TV. As mentioned, TV has no internet connectivity. This setup has been working well for several years for me.
However, Santa is bringing me a new Bravia smart TV for Christmas. So I started looking at some of the options for hooking it up. I noticed that the HDMI 1.4 passes through audio, video, 3D and Ethernet (up to 100mb).
I currently only have 1 internet feed in the living room, going to the xbox. The smart TV can do wireless, but if I plan to do streaming, would wired be a better bet? If I hooked up the internet to the TV and then ran HDMI to all the devices, would the HDMI really pass through the Ethernet connection? Would my TV, XBOX and PS3 all act as if they had a wired connection if it was hooked up properly?
Basically, should I stick with my current configuration with just a different TV in the mix and have that TV connect wireless to the internet, or would a new configuration suit me better?