Originally Posted by yetis
Well that is not true. Halcro did it before everyone. Also, many of the higher end names which Anthem would say they compete with, have yet to even release a 1.3 option. Sony, Denon, the mass producers very rarely provide upgrades for any of their gear.
When you buy Anthem gear, is there a pill people must take when they buy it...
sorry yetis but I do not believe as yet that halcro has provided an "upgrade to support HDMI 1.3a and provide on-board HDM decoders
" as eric carroll has posted that anthem is posted to shortly provide. I do not believe any manufactuer has provided a hdmi v1.3 and HDM decoders on board as an upgrade to any of their older legacy products.
If you have a look at erics list at the start of this thread you will see there are only 3 av pre-pros with HBR decoders for HDM decoding capability
Eight Channel (6.1/7.1) MPCM + HBR Decoders:
Integra DTC 9.8 HDMI 1.3 4I/2O, HBR, THX, DSD, BIN, BOUT, VP (MSRP $1699)
Onkyo Pro PR-SC885P HDMI 1.3 4I/2O, HBR, THX, DSD, BIN, BOUT, VP (MSRP $1800)
Denon AVP-A1HDCI, HDMI 1.3 6I/2O, HBR, THX, DSD, BIN, BOUT, VP (MSRP $7000)
the halcro's you will see are listed only under the av pre-pros with MPCM capability.
Eight Channel (6.1/7.1) MPCM
Halcro SSP-200 HDMI 1.1 4I/1O, MPCM, THX, BOUT, VP
Halcro SSP-180 HDMI 1.1 3I/1O, MPCM, THX, BOUT, VS
Mark Levinson No 40, HDMI 1.1 module, MPCM, THX, BOUT, BIN, VS
NAD T175 HDMI 1.3 4I/1O, MPCM, DPLIIx, UOUT, VS (MSRP $2K)
AudioLab 8000AP HDMI 2I/1O, MPCM, DPLIIx, UOUT, VS(MSRP $2K)
Rotel 1069 HDMI 1.1 4I/1O, MPCM, DPLIIx, UOUT, VP (MSRP $2199)
as they do not have any HBR decoders for any HDM decoding capability