We all know the PS3 has HDMI 1.3. But why? Blu-Ray does not support Deep Colour so that reason is gone. In any case, would the graphics card on the PS3 allow 10-bit colour mode anyway??? The sound is decoded on board, so any HDMI receiver with lossless audio support via HDMI will do. I am trying to establish whether the SACD signal (which is a DSD bitstream signal) is covnerted into a PCM signal before beign transmitted via HDMI from the PS3 or whether it can be sent "raw". Even if the former is the case, then that only requires HDMI 1.2. The only benefit appears to be the lip-syncing. Not knocking that, but am I missing something (else) as to why HDMI 1.3 is included on the PS3? In other words, which of the benefits of HDMI 1.3 are actually utilised on the PS3???