Hdmi 1.3


Standard Member
I'm looking into getting a new lcd and want it be 100% future proof. I stumbled across HDMI 1.3 but know next to nothing about it. Is it worth waiting for? What kinds of benefits will it provide in simple terms? better PQ etc? When are lcds being released compatible with it?

The followings from Wikipedia

"HDMI 1.3
Released 22 June 2006.[1] [2]

- Increases single-link bandwidth to 340 Mhz (10.2 Gbps)
- Supports 30-bit, 36-bit, and 48-bit (RGB or YCbCr) color depths or over one billion colors, up from 24-bit in previous versions.
- Supports xvYCC color standards.
- Incorporates automatic audio syncing (lip sync) capability.
- Supports output of Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio streams for external decoding by AV receivers.[3] TrueHD and DTS-HD are lossless audio codec formats used on HD DVDs and Blu-ray Discs. If the disk player can decode these streams into uncompressed audio, then HDMI 1.3 is not necessary, as all versions of HDMI can transport uncompressed audio.
- Availability of a new mini connector for devices such as camcorders.[4]
- PlayStation 3 is the first product available on consumer market with HDMI 1.3.[5] "


Distinguished Member
The general opinion is that tellys are miles behind 1.3, so it isn't worth worrying about.


Prominent Member
This has been posted to death on here, please try using the search facility if you want more information.


Prominent Member
Use "HDMI 1.3" in the search box and you'll come up with loads of threads. You can use it again to search within specific threads. I'm sorry if this doesn't sound too helpful but as your question is constantly being asked you can understand the frustration of having to repeat yourself for the upteemth time in discussing it.


Established Member
I found this thread:


Problem I have is I have some questions that require some non technical understandable answers which I can't find anywhere.

You say you want a LCD that is 100% future proof which is impossible to achieve.

The various threads have said the same thing - its a new standard of which only some is relevant to display devices. There are bits that are could be interesting but having a HDMI 1.3 socket is miles away from fully implementing the potential of that standard. Sets will start to feature the connector in 2007 but to know whether the picture will be that much better will have to wait until those sets are available to have a look at. All manufacturers release at least one new range a year and each has advances on the previous range some of which actually make the pictures look better however many don't but make the sets sound cool.


Standard Member
Youre right youll never be able to get a 100% future proof set, what I meant was as future proof as possible. Thanks for the answers

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