Originally Posted by boe
Well I'd hate to swap out my AVP. I was thinking about getting the Anthem prepro because I know whey offer upgrades but I ended up with the Denon. Hopefully Denon can do upgrades like Anthem can. I believe I read some products can be upgraded to HDMI 1.4 using a firmware update.
Yeah, but, with what some of the Anthem upgrades are priced at. Many people find it more cost effective to sell their current one and then just go and buy the new upgraded version outright. So in that regard, you could do the same thing with the Denon. Just sell it, and then go buy the new version outright. If Denon offers a upgrade path to HDMI 1.4, it will not be with a simple firmware upgrade. It will require a new HDMI chip and probably some circuit board parts replacement as well, and it will have to be sent to a Denon service center.
Personally, I kind of have a feeling that the entire 3D thing is going to turn out to be a fad, and that after awhile it will drop off in popularity quite a bit. A lot of people, I think will not want to always want to have to wear the also required $100+ 3D glasses every time they want to watch TV, so they will just turn off the 3D instead. Although, gaming might be were the popularity for 3D stays high, as long as it don't create lags in gaming.
Also, most TV's are only going to come with two pairs of glasses, and so far from what I have read they are also brand specific glasses. So no swapping among brands of glasses until the aftermarket come out with some universal ones. So it's going to be very pricey either way, to equip everyone in a large family
with their own pair of 3D glasses.http://news.cnet.com/8301-31021_3-20000587-260.html
Not to mention, there are also some things that would be really really obnoxious, if they were broadcast in 3D....