It's always good to have clarification, and it's important to note that Sony didn't seem to have any choice in the matter.

We've all heard about the new "K chassis" PlayStation 3 models, which apparently affected high-definition content. It seemed that an HDMI cable would be required for viewing high-def movies and games; component cables would no longer cut the mustard. But Sony has since clarified the issue :

"The new CECH-3000 series PS3 requires HDMI only for BD movie output in HD, in compliance with AACS standards. PS3 continues to support component output for HD gaming and streaming content."

They're referring to the Advanced Access Content System that is a standard for DRM, and states that HD video resolutions are limited to HDMI and DVI cables. As of 2014, Blu-Ray players won't have any component ports at all; it appears the initial report based on a GameStop document was inaccurate. Even so, this news could affect those with older HDTVs or those who don't have enough HDMI ports for all their devices.

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Clamedeus
Clamedeus
9 years ago

I had a feeling they had incorrect information. Good to hear.

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
9 years ago

As did anyone with an ounce of common sense, but since it's Sony, the wolves came out as usual.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

A Gamestop document was inaccurate? My God man what's next?

AcHiLLiA
AcHiLLiA
9 years ago

I think it's your avatars GOD who is next.

JMO_INDY
JMO_INDY
9 years ago

@World I was about to type those EXACT words… I scroll down two comments… *saddened*


Last edited by JMO_INDY on 7/14/2011 9:26:06 PM

gray_eagle
gray_eagle
9 years ago

it suks in a way, but if someone does'nt have enough hdmi ports on their tv.
you can buy a hdmi switch, i recently bought one for my nephew from amazon.ca
for $55.00

amonte
amonte
9 years ago

Sony should also wait until 2014 to release that PS3.

Neo_Aeon666
Neo_Aeon666
9 years ago

Future Shop sells some ok Icon switches for 29.99 can. 3 inputs and a switcher remote. Those who only have 1 hdmi port are not that limited. Just adding yet another remote lol

But with all that incentive to get people to buy new HDTVs with hdmi ports on them they should have a *We trade your old tv for a discount on a new one!* program.


Last edited by Neo_Aeon666 on 7/13/2011 9:42:38 PM

Vitron
Vitron
9 years ago

Why do they always mess up initial reports?

Claire C
Claire C
9 years ago

I guess I was right. SCORE!!! =>.>=

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

Respect.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

+1 million kudos…

SpikeSpiegel
SpikeSpiegel
9 years ago

With the PS3 most likely being used as a blu-ray player as well as an HD console, wouldn't most people want to use the HDMI port anyway? Of course, not every TV being used has an HDMI port, but that slowly is becoming a non-issue anyway, right?

Qubex
Qubex
9 years ago

Well, if this is the case, then I have to retract what I said a few articles before. It could be Sony is aligning themselves fulfill this regulation rather than simply taking away hardware to lower cost.

It all makes sense now…

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

It makes sense, but you can bet that if there is a way to eliminate cost and they see no one using the feature, component video could disappear if a business case could be made.

If there is one thing I know about Sony regarding the PS3, they are extremely focused on costs.

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

Well, well, looks like George Cantstandya owes Sony an apology.

Claire C
Claire C
9 years ago

"How do you live with yourself?" Lol =)

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

LOL!

Kiryu
Kiryu
9 years ago

Bloody gaming websites bring up rumors all lies.

main_event05
main_event05
9 years ago

Called it.

main_event05
main_event05
9 years ago

How do you guys like my new avatar?

Pandacastro
Pandacastro
9 years ago

Is that a rock?

RadioHeader
RadioHeader
9 years ago

Dog poo? …yeah it's nice. Better clean it up though or you'll be fined.

main_event05
main_event05
9 years ago

lol, nah, its an asteroid I made, I guess it's to small to really make it out, But then again, it isn't my best work.

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150244688556665&set=a.257907456664.140227.509716664&type=1&theater

Cesar_ser_4
Cesar_ser_4
9 years ago

as long as the component does at least edtv for blurays its all good…for those who only have an edtv anyway

RadioHeader
RadioHeader
9 years ago

When I catch the kotaku guys I'm gonna force them to eat main_event05's avatar!

lil3incher
lil3incher
9 years ago

Who cares anyway, If you own a HD device, you should be using a HDMI cable

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

So, the 21st century console still uses the 40 year old video technology…a real triumph for technology…

ūüėČ

DarkSeed
DarkSeed
9 years ago

I have 7 HDMI ports I think I'll have enough ports for all of my devices.

DarkSeed
DarkSeed
9 years ago

I have 7 HDMI ports I think I'll have enough ports for all of my devices.

DarkSeed
DarkSeed
9 years ago

I have 7 HDMI ports I think I'll have enough ports for all of my devices.