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Old 10-13-06, 03:20 PM
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PS3 not initially capable of HD?

wow. what a joke. i just read on joystiq.com that the PS3 will not be capable of high-def right out of the box. for a company that claims the HD eras will not begin until the PS3 release, this is absurd news. the system, even the premium, 600 dollar version, will come with composite cables. no component, no hdmi, no nothing.

to me, that's ridiculous. for the majority of gamers, the system will be a christmas gift. this means unless people plan ahead, the first few weeks of gaming will be in 480p.

it seems like a shame for peoples initial experiences with an HD system will be standard definition. poor choice, sony.

thank goodness i am not a sony supporter, and will be using their system for mass financial gain, nothing more, nothing less.

for true, out of the box HD, it's xbox 360 all the way.
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Old 10-13-06, 03:46 PM
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PS3 DOES come HDMI and HD capable. I'm not sure what you reading, how about a link?
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i think hes whining that it doesnt COME with a cable in the box, like that somehow ruins the experience.
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i think hes whining that it doesnt COME with a cable in the box, like that somehow ruins the experience.
Well it is a little shady to braodcast how important HD is, and then not even enable the gamer to do it out of the box after spending over half a grand.

I understand cost issues, but Sony need's to shut their insistant clamoring about HD unless they are willing to back it up by action.
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One the plus side, the PS3 uses the same component cable the PS2 does, so a lot of people with HDTVs will already have those.
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I think this is what he's referring to:
http://www.joystiq.com/2006/10/11/ps...posite-cables/

A few notes:
- It only says Japanese, so maybe the US is different?
- PS2 component cables work with it
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Old 10-13-06, 04:00 PM
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Originally Posted by im_ryandick
the system, even the premium, 600 dollar version, will come with composite cables. no component, no hdmi, no nothing.

this means unless people plan ahead, the first few weeks of gaming will be in 480p.


Pretty sure you mean 480i. This has been discussed already in more than one thread. It doesn't sound like you were going to buy one either way so this thread is useless.
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Old 10-13-06, 04:03 PM
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Originally Posted by jeffdsmith
Well it is a little shady to braodcast how important HD is, and then not even enable the gamer to do it out of the box after spending over half a grand.

I understand cost issues, but Sony need's to shut their insistant clamoring about HD unless they are willing to back it up by action.

at least someone gets it.
for the advertising and price, they could have included AT LEAST a component cable, as did microsoft.
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will the BIG version at least have the right cables included?

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Old 10-13-06, 04:10 PM
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Nope, the jumbotron cables cost extra.

Pretty sure you mean 480i. This has been discussed already in more than one thread. It doesn't sound like you were going to buy one either way so this thread is useless.
Yep, 480p requires Component cables as well. 480i FTW! Oh wait, 480i is blurry and hurts my eyes these days, DAMN YOU HD! You've corrupted me. So yes, the PS3 is capable of HD out of the box.
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Originally Posted by Save Ferris
will the BIG version at least have the right cables included?

And people complained about the original Xbox being too big.

Anyway, I don't have HDMI, since I am still using a standard definition TV, but I have read that you can get a HDMI cable for under $10. If you can afford both a PS3 and HDMI-capable HDTV, I don't think a $10 cable will break the bank.
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Old 10-13-06, 08:00 PM
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The $600 version not coming with component cables blows my mind, because I would expect a very high majority that buys that version will have an HDTV.
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Old 10-13-06, 08:16 PM
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I haven't seen the back of the PS3. Is the port a standard HDMI port or is it one of those stupid Sony proprietary things to make you buy one of their cables.
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It's standard HDMI, with certain HDMI 1.3 aspects enabled.
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Eh, I prefer to buy my own cables when possible anyway, so I can get the length, color, and quality that I want.
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Old 10-13-06, 09:42 PM
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Originally Posted by jeffdsmith
Well it is a little shady to braodcast how important HD is, and then not even enable the gamer to do it out of the box after spending over half a grand.

I understand cost issues, but Sony need's to shut their insistant clamoring about HD unless they are willing to back it up by action.

at least someone gets it.
for the advertising and price, they could have included AT LEAST a component cable, as did microsoft.
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Originally Posted by Suprmallet
It's standard HDMI, with certain HDMI 1.3 aspects enabled.
That's sort of what I figured. At least Sony did something right, but it gets negated by not actually including a cable.
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And people complained about the original Xbox being too big.
yep. That's what gets me. The Japanese excuse for not embracing the Xbox was its size. Yet I'm sure they will snatch up the PS3 behemoth in a heartbeat. Fucking hypocrites.
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That's sort of what I figured. At least Sony did something right, but it gets negated by not actually including a cable.
The ipod is almost $400 and doesn't come with a POWER CORD! I don't expect deluxe high-def cables for free, even with phenomenally expensive game consoles. Do Blue Ray or HD-DVD players come with HDMI cables included? I don't think I've ever bought a DVD player that came with an S-Video cable, let alone component video. This is a non-story, just like the one about needing an adaptor for memory cards. I'm beginning to think there's an anti-PS3 movement pushing their agenda on the net.

If you don't want a PS3, don't buy one. I'm guessing the demand will still be pretty big.
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When I bought my iPod, it came with a power cable. Now I think they only supply the UBS cable, but if you plug that cable into a computer, it will charge the iPod.
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Originally Posted by jeffdsmith
Well it is a little shady to braodcast how important HD is, and then not even enable the gamer to do it out of the box after spending over half a grand.

I understand cost issues, but Sony need's to shut their insistant clamoring about HD unless they are willing to back it up by action.

at least someone gets it.
for the advertising and price, they could have included AT LEAST a component cable, as did microsoft.
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