ok.. as soon as I go HDMI in my system they are planning to change the HDMI to 1.4 specs. which is not compatible with HDMI 1.3 connections we currently use.. the connectors will be larger and carry ethernet as well.
"The upcoming HDMI 1.4 specifications — which have just been released today, offers a bunch of interesting features. Of course things have not been made easier since there are five HMDI1.4 cables to choose from (and some will try to rip you off), but at least the new capabilities will feature an Ethernet channel that enables countless IP-based applications and will enable high-speed bi-directional communication.
And althought AV enthusiasts may not be that happy about it, the new HDMI 1.4 also features an audio return channel (ARC) that will reduce the number of cables required to deliver audio upstream, 3D over HDMI that will specify up to dual-stream 1080p resolutions and 4K x 2K resolution that will support HD resolutions four times beyond 1080p.
With a significantly smaller micro HDMI connector (around half the size of the existing Mini plug) and an automotive connection system, HDMI 1.4 is all about a much better HD experience.
The only thing that makes it an annoying addition is the fact that you’ll have to choose from a Standard HDMI Cable, a High Speed HDMI Cable, a Standard HDMI Cable with Ethernet, a High Speed HDMI Cable with Ethernet and an Automotive HDMI Cable. Isn’t it a bit too much?