Re: Why are Manufactures dragging their feet with HDMI?
hdmi switchers can be purchased fairly reasonably from monoprice.com. a lot cheeper than a reciever with 6 ports.
although the specs for 1.3 have been set for sometime. this year we are seeing the first components utilizing it. and there are very few of them. i dont know of any Tv that supports it yet but the new models will be out around august from most manufacturers. i believe the next generation HD players will have it. havent heard of any recievers that will support it. and i'm not sure there is any content available yet to fully utilize 1.3's capabilities.
be patient this stuff doesnt happen over night. if you absolutely must have 6 v1.3 hdmi ports your best bet is to wait. and that may be a long wait.