I think something that might be helpful would be for the periodicals to start dedicating an entire section of the AVR (or pre/pro) review to all things HDMI. And by this a mean a section that's easy to understand for most readers going over how reliable (and the performance of) their HDMI connections were with, say, a cable or statellite box, BD player and game console connected via HDMI to the AVR and then HDMI out to the display. They would, obviously, not be able to cover all component combinations, but it would at least give some idea to how well their components (a common configuration that most readers have) played with the particular AVR under review. This probably wouldn't help the compatibility problems directly, but maybe the gear makers would take more notice of how their equipment is behaving in real world scenarios (which, I would hope, they should be doing in the first place before releasing products to market!).