It's possible the OP is talking about display refresh rate and not the originating video signal's frame rate... like the specs. on a flat panel.
Right now, 1080p @ 24 fps is the limit on consumer media. That may change, however, if 4k media hits the market with this push for 48 fps and 60 fps movies.
HDMI, as much as it sucks from a design standpoint, is being revised with somewhat more robust specs for the coming 4k and 8k display craze in 2013.
Edited by Dan Hitchman - 10/24/12 at 10:46am