Originally Posted by elg2001
sfhub, you stated awhile back that you knew for sure that the sharp panels had HDMI 1.3A in them. Can you clarify why you said this? Was it a guess?
I recall he has a very reliable source that has a good track record.
That aside, it's aparent that there is a bit of confusion between Japan and USA in
terms of the fine details of the specs. With respect to HDMI 1.3A (which even the
infamous mike53 aparently said would be in there before sharp made him leave),
it seems that there is only a YES/NO answer from the reps. The interesting thing
is that people tend to think "if it isn't mentioned, then it isn't there", when considering
the keynote. However, TRu-D is in the sharps and they didn't outright say it in the
conference. Heck, they never mentioned 5-wavelength backlighting or even the
aparent 10-bit processing abilities.
People shouldn't ask "is HDMI 1.3" in there, but they should ask "What version of
HDMI does this thing support". That way, if they don't give you an answer, then
they really don't know. If they say v1.2a or v1.3a, then the person is a whole lot
more credible. Basically a "It supports HDMI v1.3a" response has more merit
than "Yes, it supports that". It's so much easier to say YES/NO than to give real