Originally Posted by Stupac
They can't do 7.1 LPCM through HDMI. Have to use analog for that just like the new Sony's
The Panasonic sa-xr 700 does do 7.1 pcm via HDMI and 1080p over both straight hdmi connections and from hdmi/dvi connections.
It will do this with either the Panny player after it gets its DTS-MA upgrade...or the PS3 after its DTS-MA upgrade.
And I am sure there are at least a couple more out that can also.
No need for hdmi 1.3 in this scenario.