Originally Posted by Surfrider
What indication is there that there will be a 4312 in the first place? Everything I have seen points to 3312 as the highest model upgrade. They normally dont push refreshes this quick anyway. Ie: 4308 to 4310. Only reason we had 4310 to 4311 was to add HDMI 1.4 for 3D. I cant honestly think there will be a reason to push yet another new 4312 model.
Re: 4310 ---> 4311, I'd say XT32, 9-ch amplification and DSX with potential for 11.2 (with an additional, separate amp of course) was a bigger factor than HDMI 1.4 for many.
Along those lines DTS is launching DTS Neo:X in receivers this year. Hence a possible motivator for a 4311 ----> 4312 product refresh.
This is a mere WAG on my part of course. Let's see what they announce next week. If they do XT32 for ~$1k, that would spark a lot of interest. In me at least.