But I'll try to hit your questions up, even if I may have already in a previous query of yours regarding BD players.
So with HDMI 1.3 you could get more control over each speaker and setting for room setup?
A receiver with audio enabled HDMI will give you more control over such factors. But it has NOTHING to do with being v 1.3. v1.1 will do so as well.
Im guessing its like my dvd audio player that hooks up with 6 channel pre-outs, the player decodes it and I have to set the speaker distance and db levels in the disc player vs doing it through the reciever?
This could be the case. The "fishiest" thing about MCA's from the player is the BM (not bowel movement, but bass mgmt). There is little consistency among players, and I highly recommend browsing owner's threads for any model to know what they typically do. Often, there is a -10db cut in the sub output. Also, fixed x-overs are typical.
Although I used to say "decode", the proper terminology is "unpack". The new formats are not decoded, there is nothing to decode. Its simply like unzipping something, or opening up the box so that the PCM all comes out. I think anyways....
and if so a hdmi 1.3 reciever will give you more option most of the time for distance, db level, bass managment, and using the calibrated mic settings, correct?
Again, I must reiterate, it has nothing to do with being v1.3. It is only because it is a receiver and not a disc player. Just by their respective natures will they have such varying degrees of "options".
Plus do most receiver companys really say they can or cannot do PCM over HDMI 1.1 or 1.2?
Any audio-enabled HDMI receiver 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, etc, will ALL handle PCM.
I dont like being wrong, so please help me.
I sure hope I did not further misinform you.