When my wife sat back in the new Berlkine Model 90's in our family room (media room in progress) last week, she said get the big one. For us, that means a 70 JVC rather than a 58 (or so) plasma. You're thinking, wife says buy it what's the problem? Well, I've got my self all tied in a knot over HDMI 1.3. I'm definitely waiting for it before buying a HD-DVD or new receiver. I'm first and foremost an audio nut and will hold out for the much awaited HD-audio formats that require HDMI 1.3.
For the video display, it's not the billions of colors promised by 1.3, but rather the lip sync that has me anxious. We've been suffering along with a Westinghouse 32 LCD and sometimes the delay makes it look like I'm watching a dubbed B-movie. HDMI 1.3 is said to overcome this by synchronizing the source and the display automatically. Just today however, I read something to suggest that the LCOS TVs may not be as susceptible to lip sync issues as DLP sets.
So, for all you new, proud (and fortunate) JVC series 97 owners, what convinced you to spend up to $4500 (for the 70) now rather than waiting 6-9 months for HDMI 1.3 enables TVs?