HDMI is only ever talked about from a feature set. No consideration is given to if it sounds and looks better. Clueless.
There are noticeable improvements in each generation, with the latest 1.4 chips in the Samsung 700 receiver (combined with a new generation of ALL digital amplifier) to make the largest improvement of all.
Who else hates stumbling through life clueless? In any event I upgraded to a 65" VT25 for the 3D, and was pleasantly surprised with the increased clarity, resolution and transparency in both the sound and PQ.
Note: don't assume that all 1.4 chip implementations are equal, just because its digital.
Sorry for the interruption. Now back to the Julian Hirsch mindset where everything is the clueless same.