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Yeah, it better have 1.3 HDMI support so it can dump the audio data into an outboard surround processor (since it seemingly won't decode all the audio formats onboard).
HDMI was poorly implemented and its standards board is slow to respond to the wave of future technologies. They're JUST getting the proper A/V output channels into its specs. Many current 1080p displays, for example, don't even ACCEPT 1080p signals (like 24 fps, 30 fps, 60 fps, etc.) via HDMI. Because the full HDMI implementation wasn't ready we'll probably have to wait until CEDIA (and even the next CES) to find out what products will support 1.3. And do I smell a version 2.0, etc.? This is craziness!
Listen up, studios! Just say "NO" to DNR and EE!!