[UPDATE] New PS3 models to limit HD viewing to HDMI only?
- Posted July 13th, 2011 at 18:00 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 11 Comments
Sony has issued a statement on the matter:
"The new CECH-3000 series PS3 requires HDMI only for BD movie output in HD, in compliance with AACS standards," said the firm. "PS3 continues to support component output for HD gaming and streaming content."
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According to a document sent to GameStop (nabbed by the chaps at Kotaku), Sony is planning on rolling out a new “K” chassis PlayStation 3 that limits component video output to SD, with HD viewing available only through a HDMI cable.
Furthermore, all future versions of Sony’s flagship console will employ similar measures, though it is believed current models won’t be updated to remove HD output for component cables.
Kotaku speculates that the move comes as a result of the AACS Final Adopter Agreement, which details restrictions on analogue video output to 540p.
We’ll keep you updated on any developments as they break.
- 9:37am EDT - July 13th, 2011
I totally hate this move. Fine, most people get the HDMI cable anyhow, but I already have the component and don't want to get an upgrade unnecessarily. It's a good thing that they won't force this onto every single console.
1solidsnake | solid1snake67
- 10:38am EDT - July 13th, 2011
sony needs to not do this, i use my gaming headset and i have to use the out puts to go into my tv so, idk if you can do the same with HDMI but im using both. keep both of them. if i am reading this right.
- 11:36am EDT - July 13th, 2011
I remember when i was in school, and we had companies such as Crestron and Elan come in during job fair week. They told us the days of composite cables and component cables were coming to an end. It was just when this movement would start is what the industry is waiting for. Maybe this is an indication of the movement beginning.
K2D | cathode
- 12:09pm EDT - July 13th, 2011
@Vinod: Why do you think you're PS3 should suddenly stop supporting component? This is for new PS3's only.
- 12:13pm EDT - July 13th, 2011
I do not thing it will concern gaming. Read "limit". So it will be only for Blu-Rays.
All PS3s have got HDMI out. What will happen then to earlier XBOX360s?
It will lower production costs.
I tried both component and HDMI. On PS3 it was a huge difference. Not much on XBOX360.
It is 2011.
- 12:37pm EDT - July 13th, 2011
I agree with the post of 8; I have my PS3 connected via HDMI to the TV but I also have audio coming out of the optical cable to my surround system; you should be able to get things to work just fine.
- 3:13pm EDT - July 13th, 2011
This is most probable because of the security measures. Soon you won't be able to run non-original content on any of the consoles. Starting with the PS3.
- 4:05pm EDT - July 13th, 2011
it's for the new ones only... if you have one and do not plan on buying another, than this does not concern you! I ould catagorize this under no big deal.
XSpike | XSpike
- 4:46pm EDT - July 13th, 2011
Dont get angry at Sony people this goes for all blu-ray players. In 2013 or something all blu-ray players must ship with no component plug at all.
- 2:05am EDT - July 14th, 2011
@K2D I did say that " It's a good thing that they won't force this onto every single console. ". And it turns out, it'll only be for Blu-Ray anyhoo. So, YAY!
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