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#1 of 8 OFFLINE   ScottyH

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Posted October 10 2006 - 11:59 AM

I am a newbie when it comes to home theater. I have a pretty silly question. What is HDMI 1.1? 1.2? 1.3?

#2 of 8 OFFLINE   Humira

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Posted October 10 2006 - 01:05 PM

http://www.hdmi.org/

#3 of 8 OFFLINE   ScottyH

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Posted October 11 2006 - 03:02 PM

Thanks for the link. I searched the whole site and even went through 'training" however im still unsure of the difference in HDMI 1.1 and 1.2. I see that 1.3 supports dolby true hd.

#4 of 8 OFFLINE   orestes

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Posted October 12 2006 - 09:31 AM

If I remember correctly, Dolby TrueHD is only supported by HDMI 1.3. And as far as I know there is not hardware on the market currently supporting 1.3. Next month PS3 will probably be the first to add HDMI 1.3 to Sony's newest video game console.

BTW, this may explain better what HDMI is and the different versions:

http://www.hdtvmagaz....e_solution.php

I hope it will help.

#5 of 8 OFFLINE   JediFonger

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Posted October 14 2006 - 01:44 PM

do you have a specific question you want to know? HDMI is basically a specification (just like standards made by ieee).

#6 of 8 OFFLINE   ScottyH

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Posted October 14 2006 - 06:34 PM

Yes i do have a question that didnt get answered in another forum.. I want to upgrade my receiver. I have a nice HDTV and a nice sorround sound system, I just want the best receiver in an $700 budget. Dont know if these different HDMI types will make a difference in my picture or sound.

#7 of 8 OFFLINE   JediFonger

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Posted October 15 2006 - 04:19 AM

Yes it will. An example is if you want to playback HD-DVD/BluRay, you will need a HDMI 1.3 (the latest version) AV Receiver to accept TrueHD+DTS-HD master. the problem is... HDMI 1.3 AVR aren't really out yet... especially at that price.

so, wait until next summer or fall and you'll begin to see HDMI 1.3 AVR's.

now, if that doesnt matter to you... then get AVR's that support 1080p (read the AVR spec, not HDMI). i think that's about it =).

#8 of 8 OFFLINE   orestes

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Posted October 19 2006 - 08:06 AM

Oh, one more thing, prepare to pay over $1000+ for a new AVR suporting HDMI 1.3/1080p