The fine folks over at EvilAvatar and MagicBox are reporting that the low-end PS3 isn't the only PS3 to gain an HDMI port. According to their TGS information, the 60GB version will now have not one, but two HDMI ports.
So they don't really know what they want then huh. Not to be a hater but this stuff is the reason why it's not having a fruitfull launch for they keep on taking stuff away then adding it back then trying to manufacture it all. then oh wait we have to stop production cuz we changed everything to the other way.. okay we ready to manufactor again? I think so okay go for it... oh wait wait one more thing... oh shoot we are going to launch in a few days crap...
Does this sound cool to you? I want a ps3 but if they keep changing their minds on what to have on the system we won't be able to see this thing for another year or so
Think about it. Hd gaming, motion sensing controller, Next-gen blu-ray player for nextgen entertainment, wireless internet, blu-ray, ethernet, and a whole lot more or etc... And now Dual display like the Nintendo DS (which was a big success). WOw and for only 599? What a bargain. There is no way the ps3 is going to fail. Its failure proof. It's built up on to many successes and innovations. That's the future.
Ummm... you people need to learn to read. Heh.
"Ken Kutaragi announced that the 20GB version of PlayStation 3 will come with one HDMI port, and the 60GB version will have two HDMI ports for super letterbox display on side-by-side HDTVs."
How the hell do you play on two TVs side-by side? That means the middle of your vision is between two TVs. Are they going Nintenod DS?
Phil Harrison finally came clean (some games look better in 720p) and confirmed that 1080p is too draining for the PS3- trying to do it twice would slow gameplay to an absolute crawl.
The system CANNOT handle two side-by-side HDMI feeds, unless they're just split off and mirrored. And then what's the point? You could just buy a splitter.
1- i thought production had started? are they just scrapping the older design, or has the 499 version always had HDMI and the $599 always had 2, and sony has only just revealed it?
2- way to focus on supporting 5% of all people who play games. HDMI is really standard! lol
How is sony changing Sh!t like this, well a major Hardware upgrade when this console is to be released in about 2 months. I wonder how they just add extra un-needed outputs to a board that has already been through the final stages of design? I hope. I'm sure nintendo has Wii's already packaged.
Does anyone think there might be another Delay? Plus is "sony" trying to win over gamers with HDMI? Thats all I've heard about during TGS and price cut. I feel like the games took a backseat while some where only 75% done.
Why was TGS mostly about 1080p games + HDMI + Price cut? WTF, why don't they just market a video player.
Nice one Sony, keep em coming !
They are rather quickly redeeming themselves actually !
Sure only about 0.025% of TV owners will have 2 1080p HDTVs side-by-side, but I rarely complain about overkill.
EDIT: Sony may have already planned something like this a long time ago.
I know im going to sound like a conspiracy theorist, but maybe they planned to lower peoples expectations, then raise them again.
Its a age old business tactic, and Sony may have been planning this from a long time ago.
Its a good tactic.
I know it sounds far fetched, but its possible.
"EDIT: Sony may have already planned something like this a long time ago.
I know im going to sound like a conspiracy theorist, but maybe they planned to lower peoples expectations, then raise them again."
If true, they've certainly done a good job on the first part of their plan.
Finally some fan that happens to have 2 1080p sitting right next to each other will be able to watch what they are playing on 2 screens. **Idiot**
I have a $5000 saving idea, that I garantee sony hasn't thought of, how about you put a giant mirror beside your TV and you have the exact same effect but without the need to have 2 TVs beside each other.
Why, whats the problem ? Its not as if your loosing out.
1.Your a 360 fanbot, realising that PS3 fans are slowly getting the better deal.
3.Ive missunderstood what youve posted. I apologise if so.
Your question should be why would you need 2 HDMI outputs? Can a fanboy give me a great practical reason why? with the price of 1080p tv sets these days.
i suspect the 2 HDMI's aren't for dual output, but as a built in switching box between your PS3's output and another hi-def device, like HD-DVD or HDTV.
almost all HDMI tv's only have one input, so unless people with HDTV want to keep swapping cables, using a 2 HDMI PS3 would make it much easier to intergrate into their setup.
The reason I find it stupied is because how do they go off charging people for 2 HDMI ports when only a fraction of a percent will actually use it. There is a huge line between pratical and adding things in for the sake of things and charging people for it..
Maybe this will only be available on future version of the PS3...
Phil Harrison said that the PS3 will evolve "hardwareWise".....P orts, Bigger HDD, Faster GFX cards.
If Sony Pulled That Stunt They Would Be Digging An Early Grave For Their Gaming system As That Would Mean If U Bought Ur Ps3 At Launch And Then Say They Brought Out A New One With A Higher Gfx Chip U Wouldnt Be Able To Play The Games A Few Years From Now As They Will Need A Stronger Gpu. That Would Be One Stupid Move Lol.
The PS2 was the same way only getting worse when they released the Slim. (anyone that tries to argue that this isn't true has never played a game on both PS2s)
Before everyone gets their panties in an uproar, this information is from PS3fanboy.com you really can’t put that much stock in this information. So for all of you just chill out, they just had TGS and they only officially announced the HDIM port for the 20gig model. That’s it!!!! Don’t go off the deep end and believe everything that you read.
please go play xbox live we tired of you folks lol!
please go back to hosting your crappy sony parties and stop posting pointless comments, we are tired of you! lol
(and if I were a sony fan, i wouldn't bring up Live! when sony's online service is VAPORWARE)
I guess it could happen, but it's pretty much not worth it.
...so first they announce two HDMI ports and everyone says that it's useless. then they change it to only one HDMI port and everyone says how Sony breaks their promises. now that they may have switched it back to two it's still useless again. what gives?
So now you 360 fanboys bash and flame Sony for a rumor?
1. Its not offical, so take it with a grain of salt
2. Why the hell do you care anyways? Are you planning on getting a PS3? If not then why post your worthless comments its obvious that Sony can do no right in your eyes so why don't you just say, it doesn't matter what Sony does or will do you will never buy the PS3?
3. If #2 applies to you then you might as well spend your time enjoying your 360 or Wii and comment about the fun your having or going to have on that side of the site.
If they add another HDMI port it wouldn't matter to me because I don't have 2 HDTVs and if I did I probably still wouldn't use it. Until its offical I have no intentions of bashing or congratulating Sony because its just not relivent.
i have a Bravia with HDMI, but I won't be buying a PS3 (i considered it in 2005, but then the truth started to emerge). 360 with component HD is yummy :)
but i am in the minority, 95% of gamers have no HDMI. which strikes me as weird when sony want to push it so hard.
ok so they decided to bring back the 2 HDMI thing. ok...so who's complaining about getting more for the same original price?!?
"boo-hoo! i hate sony because they decided to give me an extra HDMI connection for the same original price..." SHADDUP yah big weirdo!!
this is awesome if its true !!! you dont need 2 hdtvs !!! you can use two pc monitors, and play with your brother, or so, this is awesome !!!! i dont understand why some ppl complain ? it can be that they are xbots but i thought they dont want to buy a ps3. and why complain if the price stays the same ? fyck xbots morons.
...this was one of the biggest reasons I would possibly buy a PS3... I think it'd be pretty cool to have co-op or versus play with each person having a different screen... that way there isn't any peeking! I don't know about you, but I hate it knowing that my friend is constantly peeking to see where I am!
Then again, I'll give the PS3 2 years before maybe buying one.
will they just make up their freaking mind and launch the damn thing???
but seriously, so few people have a TV with 1 HDMI, even less have 2. and of those that do have 2, I doubt they are in the same room.
i dont understand that move from sony...i think they are affraid of microsoft and they want to convince gamers that the ps3 really worth the money!but the problem is...how they will produce enough ps3 in less then 2 months if they keep changing it? if this news is true...you have 2 choices, first: they'll delay the ps3 again...or second: the only thing you will be able to do to have a ps3 is lying down,close your eyes and dream that you are playing with your imaginary ps3 because you wont find one ps3 in stores and they wont be able to produce 400 000 ps3!
I hope you're right MS will have to follow suit, i will be a very happy person. That is if they have havn't thought of that already. MS 1st and 3rd party cables are designed dam good anyways. MONSTER and MADCATZ would deal with that problem even if MS did not. My HDTV's only have one port.
Whats the point?
Even if you have two HD sets in your house, do you have them side by side? Or would you even go through the hassle to move them just to play a game?
To tell you the truth, the last time I played a split screen game was Golden Eye or possibly Halo when it first came out.
With online, there really is no reason for split screen gaming IMO.
But of course I don't have little brothers/sisters or children old enough to play a two player game.
I am just basing my opinion on how I game.
"sony" Keeps adding unneccessary outputs then only to take them away then add them again.
Ofcourse if this was another console doing the same everyone be flaming thier strategy. Or lack there of.
2 HDMI "Unneccessary." Then again your still paying the same price which is still high because of, from the getgo.
Damn site update..
a nice way to crash the site with your quadruple post. maybe 2 hdmi connection is useless to you, but for gamers like me, it's useful. my flat panel monitor supports HDMI input and my HDTV does too. there you have it.
ok, so 90% of the gaming consumer won't need this feature. guess what, they ain't paying extra for it. remember the SNES and all of it's extra input/output on the back? it was never used at all, yet no one complained. if i had to pay extra for it, then i would be complaining too, but fortunately, it will still be the same price.
I agree with what you said about all of the outputs which were never used on a SuperNES.
That is why I said this is neither good news or bad news. Its just news for the most part because lets face it, how many people are really going to be able to use this option? Not too many. Most won't even be able to use the single HDMI port let alone two of them.
But at least its there.
All I can say is that Ken and Kaz are driving their company into the ground.
Expensive features the vast majority WON'T use
It's like they want to loose money.
What are you on about ? WIFI and a Wireless adaptor are...
3.Almost every 360 fanbot uses one
It's a nice feature to have i guess. Honestly I don't see myself buying another LCD screen just to have a super letterbox display. If this rumor is true, it's still nice to say it's possible.
I happen to have a 40 LCD in my living room and a 32 LCD in my bedroom, both of which have HDMI, and you are right, they aren't in the same room, so i guess that it is impossible for me to carry it into my living room when i have friends over playing. common on, i just got out of college 3 years ago and there were so many times when me and my friend would bring our tv's and xboxs over and play Halo, and my gosh, we had so many more times after Halo 2 came out. This is a cool idea, cause for massive fps parties, people can all have their own tv's if they have them.
I think this is a cool idea for those who can use it, and since it doesn't add hardly anything for the cost of the unit, why not
EDIT/// this is a reply to 15, but for some reason it didn't put it there
will pay $200 for two HDMI cables? WHAT is the point?
here ya go, hdmi cables for less than $10, and they work great, it is what i use
360 fanboys just play 360 were tired of you guys talking crap about sony PS3 . i mean just look at it they delivering what they promise b4 2 HDMI = overkill , free online it defends on the game, an so on. the games is shaping really well F1 look amazing , motorstorm almost look like from E3 05 , heavenly swords insane , imagine this only the 1ST GEN game , developer said it takes time to unleash the POWER of PS3.
BE AWARE SONY PS3 IS COMING TO PUT WII360 INTO PILE OF DIRT (LOL)
JUST PLAY 360 BASHING SONY IS NO POINT SONY IS GOING TO WIN TRUST ME ASIAN POWER RULE.
Anyone notice they are running Windows in the picture for this article? That is funny as he!!
If the PS3 was delayed again for another year and lets say the games for the PS3 were worked on for another year PS3's 1st generation games would almost look just like the 360's 3rd generation games it does not mean PS3 is more powerful. LOL DO YOU UNDERSTAND WHY MOST GAMER'S DON'T MENTION THAT WEAK ASS AREGUMENT. SONY's BETING IDIOTS THINK WHAT YOU ARE SAYING. The first games for the 360 took a hit (development time wise)to launch early. lol
lol your a dumbass im just saying what developers as said even heck pandemic , EA , ect .. it takes 2 to 3 years to unleash the power of PS3 . pro logic i will only belive you if your programmer but your not so stf^ play your 360. its all good we know how you feel bitachhhhhhh...
ok GoW have good graphics but they only focus on graphics 8 players online (lol) thats kinda suks killswitch gameplay .
unreal 2k7 focus on everything 32? players online? a lot stuff going on the screen many enemis , fun gameplay , big motha truck , destructuble enviroment ect...graphics look as good as GoW both use same engine UNREAL ENGINE 3 . GoW is just graphics nothing else with 9 gbs of disc i dont think it will 10 have hours gameplay . online suks 8 players wtf....
I guess that it self justifies the steep price. :p
I wonder who’s actually going to use it.
2 HDMI screens next to each other.....is like stretching it from left to right.....BLEH!!@!
btw isnt sony already supose to get the ps3 ready for launche?......so .........whats up with that?
At first when sony said that they were going to have duel hdmi, 360 fanboys said it was nonsense. Then when Sony said the ps3 was to have only 1 hdmi, xbox fans said sony lies. Now when Sony finally decides to have duel again, 360 fans still b!tch about it. Does anybody on this site see what's going on here? Apparently sony cannot do the right thing, apparently sony is not meant to have a good console. Maybe we should just wait untill Nov 17 to see what happens, maybe we should see what kind of games we'll be available. Perhaps we should not let video game console divide gamers.
They're getting pretty ridiculous. When the games weren't delivering they were complaining. And now that Sony and the developers are delivering on the promise...they complain even more because instead of being a laughable situation to them, it's a threatening one.
This process is going to continue for years, guarenteed. I think the dual-HDMI thing is false and that some site just got confused in the whole announcement process. No biggy.
In response to an earlier post, Gears of War only has 8 players online?! I know they only had 8 characters onscreen during the campaign mode, but I thought that was just a design decision, not a...I don't feel like sparking a flame war, but you know what I mean.
Resistance, a PS3 launch title, is doing 40 players online so eight by comparison just looks paltry, especially for a second-gen 360 title. Even Halo 2 did 16 (though I think levels like Burial Mounds would've benefited from a few more players). Hopefully Halo 3 will support at least 24~32 players; that'd be kickass.
DJ, I don't get what you're saying here. The Gears of war team, COG I think it's called consists of four guys, you and Dom being important, the other two being extra. I think sometimes you get a different number of extras. Where did you get 8 from?
unless you still think the game can only handle 8 guys including enemies. That was just a fanboy rumour, they add as many enemies as would be challenging. the console can handle it just fine.
YES!!!! Now i can spend 200 dollars for my HD cables and buy two 5000 dollars TV.
If Gears of War had sorry graphics like resistance then im pretty sure they could do 40 players online. Also this has been posted many times before, GOW multiplayer is more tactical, hide ans shoot. Resistance is a more run and gun. So it would make no sense in having 40 players online in GOW. Both will be good but very different so please let it go.
If Xbox 360 was so great and much more, don't you think the 360 jacka$$es would spend their time playing it than coming on and trashing EVERY new development about PS3, good and bad.
Either they know PS3 is superior and they want to spread their ignorant, devout propoganda to as many people as they can (because their jealous and won't admit it), or they don't play their 360's anymore because it's getting old.
LOL. Gow's a tactical shooter and RFOM is a run and gun standard fps. Nice point I don't even listen to these Sony guy's anymore. Theres 20 other 360 games he could bash why just GoW. lol
excuses, excuses. I remember this kind of excuse came up when comparing the 'greatness' of Project Gotham 3 to the 'puniness' of Motorstorm, both of which are launch titles for their systems. Even on the basis of vehicle counts, Motorstorm wins. But then the 360 guys would get defensive and say "oh, but our AI is smarter. That's why it only has half the vehicles of motorstorm." We brought up the topic of full destruction of the vehicles and they said "oh, Project Gotham is an Arcade game. It doesn't need realistic damage." Etc. Come on, Burnout's an arcade racer and that has the greatest amount of damage i've ever seen.
No matter what kind of proof of superiority we show, they always make a copout and stand by what they believe in. They don't care about the truth, only about the comfort of having the most powerful next-gen system (yeah, some of them still think that, hehe).
I've seen enough Resistance gameplay footage to know that there's actually two very different sides to the game. One side deals with huge open battlefields with dozens of enemies and comrades fighting at once. The other is more tactical and takes place in buildings and torn-down architecture. Both actually put a big emphasis on weapon strategy since weapons like the auger can create shields that block everything except auger rounds. Some weapons set traps. Others are used for brute force. Etc.
Anyone who thinks Resistance is just another FPS clone needs to read some of the more recent previews and interview footage. They've also beefed up the visuals quite a lot since E3, and still have another 2 months of pure polish left to go.
Oh!, i know the anwser to the end of my comment above it's because Gow's the closest AAA tittle to launch. I wonder what 5 mega tittles MS will tell us about this week.
And the man at the back said everyone attack and it turned into a ballroom blitz
even when resistance is played in close quarters it's still a RUN and GUN. Its a run and gun with washed out colors and Ugly looking characters. just wait untill they are both released. It should be around the same time.
I can't believe the narrow-mindedness around here. With two HDMIs you could just hook up 2 lower-cost HDMI digital monitors and run two 720P displays. Significantly lower cost, and maybe just enough horsepower under the hood. Think, people, think!
Why the HDMI? I would way rather they decide to implement the 3 ethernet ports... I would use a hard line on one, and wireless on the other two to steal bandwidth from the people in my apartment building. How badass would that be? The correct answer is: "wicked badass!"
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