So you've invested a few hundred bucks in an HD DVD player, plunked down another $30 for Rumor Has It in high-def, and got some overpriced Monster Cable HDMI cables to hook it up to your $10,000 1080p TV. Well done. Now that you've gotten the hottest technology at top dollar, you can sit back and relax knowing your equipment won't be outdated for a — wait, what's this? Oh, it looks like HDMI standards are being upgraded to version 1.3, and wouldn't you know it, none of your gear supports it. Oopsie daisy! HDMI 1.3 will upgrade to 36-bit RGB color, up from the 24-bit that your antiques can handle today. Of course, the human eye probably can't see the difference when you get up to that many millions of colors, but deep down, you'll know it's better. Version 1.3 is also rumored to be able to handle the lossless audio compression used on new Dolby and DTS formats, which your current, quaint little setup can't handle now. Hey, I'm sure somebody will want that junk of yours on eBay, just don't tell them it isn't HDMI 1.3-compatible or no one will ever take it off your hands.