Q. I read that the newer HDMI version 1.3 effectively solves the lip-sync issue that can sometimes pop up in HDTV broadcasts because of the digital audio being quicker than the video. I am considering a receiver upgrade. Would you recommend looking for a receiver with HDMI 1.3? Shawn Crandall Via e-mail
"Only connect," the novelist E. M. Forster famously urged. But many people suffer from connectophobia - a paralyzing fear that can strike when you take your new Dolby Digital receiver out of the box and first lay eyes on its back panel.