Connecting HDMI 1.3 to 1.4
I am thinking of buying the LG BD 590 which has 1.3 HDMI and the Onkyo TX-SR 308 which has 1.4 HDMI. Will the 1.3 cable from the Blu ray player connect to the 1.4 connection on the TX-SR 308? I know it will not have 3D capability.
Yes Gene you will be fine.
HDMI 1.3 and 1.4 are completely compatible with each other. As you say, the only things you will lack are the extra features of 1.4 - such as 3D images and an audio return channel.
Just bear in mind, an HDMI cable isn't 1.3 or 1.4 (despite what it may say on the packaging). These version numbers for HDMI only refer to the electronics inside the TV and receiver.
There are only two types of HDMI cable - standard (category 1) and high-speed (category 2). A high-speed cable will support everything you will need - for HDMI 1.3 and 1.4.
All the best.
Paul (Site Editor)
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