Originally Posted by tigeraudio2007
Answer #1: The 1069 is only HDMI 1.1. HDMI 1.1 supports DVD-Audio, HD DVD formats, and Blu-ray formats via LPCM through HDMI. So, yes it accepts LPCM decoded by the PS3. However, it is not until single-bit bandwidth added in HDMI 1.2 that SACD support becomes available. So, no the 1069 will not support SACD via LPCM HDMI.
Answer #2: Your guess is as good as mine on this one. I would expect at least HDMI 1.2 in new-line preamps. HDMI 1.3 is only necessary if the receiver/processor/preamp has the ability to decode Dolby TrueHD or DTS Master HD, as version 1.3 is necessary to carry the bitstream versions of those formats. The other use for HDMI 1.3 is for DeepColor. However, good luck finding a TV with DeepColor support. And even when you do, it is going to be a while before studios begin to master their films in the bit-depth necessary to see true DeepColor.
Thank you for the answer, DeepColor was not so much a concern though I was hoping to be able to play multichannel SACD over HDMI. I'll probably go take a look at the new NAD though I have not found it in Singapore yet.