This switch is not HDMI 1.3 compliant. It is 1.1 HDCP compliant though. I added some more info to the article and also we added a link to LIndy. Having said that, the 1.3 spec is the next “big thing” for HD and I know of no compliant devices out yet. (someone correct me if I am wrong) . Blu-ray and HD-DVD will play fine over the 1.1 connection. Although it uses the same plug, the 1.3 spec simply has a lot more bandwidth (which is nice of course) offers something marketing dweebs call “Deep Color” for supposedly even more striking pictures and also will handle sound codecs that are not possible at the moment. It also add Lip sync as a feature. I hope this helps. I must say that the HD launch is very, very confusing and I hope it does not bite industry in the ass. Most people don’t wish to keep up with all this nonsense! I think that home entertainment is approaching the complexity of a PC and trying to remain on top of the technology is like trying to stay informed about the latest video cards. It takes a lot of work and interest not to get left behind. This is fine for PC enthusiast, but Joe Six pack is going to throw up his hands and say forget it! He’s just ready for some football!
[edited by Crabbyappleton on 18.08.2006 18:25]