Re: HDTV - When Will HDMI 1.3 Be Available in HDTVs?
I have a PS3 that I use as my universal player for Blu-ray discs, DVDs, SACDs, CDs, and media serving from my PC, (I use it for games too, of course). I cannot wait for receivers to hit the market with HDMI v1.3, so I can take advantage of the new lossless audio formats on Blu-ray. Even without them, the sound quality moving from Dolby Digital or DTS tracks on DVD to Blu-Ray has been greatly improved.
I installed a Yamaha HTR-5960 7.1 receiver in my home theater room a year ago or so, and it's fantastic. I stopped short of getting the next step up with HDMI switching, because the new version was coming. I'm glad I waited, but it's been long enough. As soon as Yamaha releases HDMI 1.3 receivers, I'll be upgrading.