Originally Posted by blairy
Sounds to me as you want specific features (ARC and 3D) not necesarily HDMI 1.4.
Right. Although 3D can be handled in other ways (such as a cable direct from a BluRay player to the TV (e.g.Oppo BDP-93), it's more cables and more complexity that I'd like to avoid. Given that 3D is a "pass-through" thing, it's annoying that the 3808 can't do this. ARC is of similar benefit - I can get rid of the TOS link cable from the TV back to the AVR.
Mind you that ethernet feature sounds handy, but that would see most of us needing to upgrade every piece of kit on our rack
Yeah, but that upgrade would also mean fewer cables and who here would be opposed to fewer cables so long as there's no sacrifice in quality?
What would be really interesting would be to see something like the 4520 with a native 1Gbps ethernet link and for it to then be able to act as a switch for any HDMI 1.4 device that supports ethernet over HDMI.
What concerns me now is that HDMI's 1.4 spec isn't enough to cover streaming 4k video via the ethernet over HDMI part of the spec.
And I'm with you on the 3313, although as well as DSD it would also need HDCD.