Originally Posted by drhankz
I'd like to try and clear up some of these misleading issues.
If Marine92104 asked Pioneer about HDMI Version 1.3 - the answer is correct.
The current version does not have the right chipset for that.
HDMI 1.3 Chips just started shipping to Manufacturers in Q4/06. That is certainly
not enough lead time to get things built in any real quantities until Q2/07.
Even if you had HDMI 1.3 - What would you do with it. There is not another
platform which you could connect it to and take advantage of any new features.
There is NOT a single Display maker who has announced HDMI 1.3. There is
not a single Audio/video Processor Maker that has announced HDMI 1.3. There
is not a single surround processor maker who has announced any Lossless
decoders in the Surround Processor.
ONE LAST POINT from Marine92104
- first post - HE SAID:They also said Pioneer wasn't a big fan of having the Dolby True HD & DTS-HD
converted to uncompressed LPCM over the analog outs.
That statement in itself proves SOMEONE doesn't know what they are talking
about. PCM is a digital format. You don't transmit digital formats over analog
outputs. That is an OXYMORON.
Why does anyone need HDMI 1.3?
ALL Current Versions of HDMI support the highest resolution of Video = 1080p
that any Display can utilize
ALL Current Versions of HDMI support all HD DVD and Blu-Ray new Audio formats
when output over HDMI via Multi-Channel PCM decode.
All Current HD DVD and Blu-Ray Titles are Authored to require Audio Decoding
inside the player.
5.1 Analog versus 7.1 Analog outputs. To date - current crop of HD DVD or
Blu-Ray Movies are authored in 5.1 sound - therefore players have 5.1
BOTTOM LINE - If any HD DVD Player or Blu-Ray player can output NATIVE
Video Format 1080p/24 - and Decode Advance lossless audio tracks inside
the player - THEN YOUR UNIT is future safe.
The QUESTION IS - Will Pioneer provide an upgrade to enable Advanced audio
decode inside the player? That is a GOOD QUESTION and at this point we
can hope that will be forthcoming but there is no guarantees.
A clue to that answer might be the 5.1 analog outputs. Why have them on
the box - unless someday they will get USED?