Re: HDMI vs HDMI 1.3 cables...and...
I'm about 99% sure your HDTV accepts and displays 1080i content and that is where it tops out. No 1080p anywhere in the TV. But if you give me the model number I can tell you for absolute certainity.
If you are getting an HD DVD player, I would go with the A3, as the A35 has poor 1080p processing which doesn't affect you, and is only really stable in the 1080i mode. So you may as well get the A3 which has a highest resolution of 1080i. The A35 is the best of them with a better video processor and more stability over all. But the A3 should suit you just fine.