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PlayStation 4 will work with Xbox One's HDMI pass-through port

Later in the presentation, when Panello discussed the Xbox One's ability to snap applications to the side of the screen during gameplay, he said "any application can be snapped to a game…this could be the live TV feed, so if you wanted to be playing Ryse and Killzone at the same time, you could snap that."

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black0o1106d ago

that's great for those lucky rich Ba#$% who will get both consoles

ZHZ901106d ago

Defintely a person who'll end up with both yep, he'll be lucky.

NewMonday1106d ago (Edited 1106d ago )

for a multi-console owner this will be the perfect setup, I'm sure most will use it this way.

snap from Halo to Killzone
stay in touch with 2 social networks simultaneously

the problem is this will cost $900 + $110 per year

Eonjay1105d ago

This can be used to do direct comparisons of multiplatform titles on the same screen... its coming.

Sitdown1105d ago

I have never paid over $40 for Xbox live, and got my psn+ for cheaper..... if you pay $110, you are doing it wrong.

P0werVR1105d ago (Edited 1105d ago )

OH YEAH!

That's what I like!!

I love this so much for first time I skipped the article.

EDIT:

"Defintely a person who'll end up with both yep, he'll be lucky"

Yes sir, that's ME. Day One then 2 months after next year.

Army_of_Darkness1105d ago

"The Xbox One's HDMI pass-through port will support "any HDMI device", including the PlayStation 4, Microsoft confirmed during its presentation at the Tokyo Game Show. "

If you can't beat'em! Join'em!

Liefx1105d ago

I'm getting both, and I'm certainly not rich. I just don't mind being in debt lol

darthv721105d ago

@army...i see what you did there. join'em as in plug them together.

Yeah, that's what i intend to do with the ps4/xb1.

dantesparda1105d ago (Edited 1105d ago )

"PlayStation 4 will work with Xbox One's HDMI pass-through port"

No sh*t, we've already knew this. Also you dont have to be rich to own both. I own both (the 360/PS3) and i aint rich. And i could definitely afford both (X1 and PS4) but dont wanna do that.

tokugawa1105d ago

ill be doing that at the end of november..

very nice. i might even do some side-by-side comparisons with multi-plats

Syntax-Error1105d ago (Edited 1105d ago )

xxxseigezzz

Not everyone is 16 years old like yourself. We dont save our money to "hook up" our cars. Grown ass men(like myself) have cars for transportation and take us to jobs that make us a lot of money. Maybe when you get older and realize that cars get into accidents and those $1500 rims, $800 stereo, and $500 exhaust dont mean shit.

FTR-There's not much to hook up on a Mercedes S500. Only those POS little go-karts you kids drive get tricked out. You don't tinker with art

BattleAxe1105d ago

People can watch Sony's Internet TV through an Xbox One.....fantastic...

PSX041105d ago

why i must buy xbone if i can directly matching my ps4 with my hd tv through hdmi cable ..... fuck you microsoft

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meatysausage1105d ago

Not true, I have just saved up quite a while to afford both. Almost a year now so not everyone is rich

Darth Gamer1105d ago

Same here, Both are already paid for. Not rich by any stretch, just smart with my money.

xxxsiegezzz1105d ago

Why would you save to 2 consoles when you could buy one and a lot of games to it or use that money for an exsample to your car?
It's just plain stupid

MWong1105d ago (Edited 1105d ago )

Probably because they are gamers and they like something that both consoles offer on their own. People have been doing it for years, since NES vs Sega. I had a PS3 & XB360.

I myself will eventually get a XBone. Only thing is the money I could buy an XBone with now, I used to buy more PS4 games.

creatchee1105d ago

@xxxsiegezzz

"Why would you save to 2 consoles when you could buy one and a lot of games to it...?"

Exclusives.

Darth Gamer1105d ago

@xxxseigezzz

I love games no matter what platform they are on. Not a fanboy of either but only a fan of good games.

Just think that if I didn't have a PS3, I would never have had a chance to play the uncharteds or the last of Us and same goes for the Gears series or the first Dead Rising ETC, Etc... I like to have choices and the freedom to play what I find interesting. Plus, I have 4 children who also like to game. We also have a Wii U and a Wii and a PS2 and XBOX and PS1 as well as my VITA and a bunch of Nintendo handhelds. Just love games in general. Cheers.

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BallsEye1105d ago

No need to be rich to do that. I was thinking same when I was in my teens. Money ain't that hard to get if you're not lazy. Getting 2x xbox one on release date. Ps4 probably next year if some games I like will come out.

BLAKHOODe1105d ago

You don't have to be rich to get both. I'm getting both and I'm far from rich.

You've had since June to pre-order. Most places let you make payments on pre-orders, so that's less than $200/month for both consoles, making it VERY affordable even for a poor mofo such as myself. My PS4 is already paid off and I only owe another $150 on my Xbox One. If I can do it, anybody can.

THamm1105d ago

Yeah but would the screen quality diminish? I mean taking it through an extra component to get to the TV, instead of straight through. I would rather plug it straight to TV, can't afford any lag

Cueil1105d ago

<_< I'm not sure I'd call myself a rich bitch... using old Xbox 360 games to pay for PS4 and paying for Xbox One straight up

MineHaxx1105d ago

You should be happy,Xbox One costs 3700 ILS(1000$) and PS4 3000 ILS (850$).(Israel)

Crazyglues1105d ago (Edited 1105d ago )

-But who's silly enough to get both consoles this time around...

I know for me, after MS's first press conference I pretty much wrote Xbox one off as a complete lost...

-and put that $500 dollars towards PS4 games and extra controller, so thanks MS I normally get both but-because of MS I am going to have an amazing PS4 launch, -every game they drop and an extra controller and stand and hard-drive upgrade-

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infamousinfolite1105d ago

Me: "Xbox... Play PS4!"
Xbox: "Sorry you must be a Gold member in order to access this function"

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Jambab1106d ago

I don't see the advantage of this, why boot up your Xbox One to view your PlayStation 4?

The only benefit I can see is so that you can chat to your Xbox friends while playing but other than that, I see no real benefit.

dumahim1105d ago

Pretty sure the Xbox doesn't need to be on to pass through the HDMI signal.

meatysausage1105d ago

Really? how does that work

CBaoth1105d ago (Edited 1105d ago )

@eggnog - I would imagine just like VCRs did back in the 80s and 90s. You have an input and an output. You didn't need to have the VCR always turned on to watch TV back then unless your set couldn't pick up channels past 13.

XB1 is designed to have cable boxes plugged in; forcing consumers to turn on their XB1 in order to watch TV would be momumentally short-sighted.
These consoles are vampiric so they're always going to be "on" in some capacity anway.

Deadpoolio1105d ago

UH yeah it does....Do you not know how electronics work.....It makes so much sense to have 2 devices on to use 1 when you could just use the 1

MarkusMcNugen1105d ago

It shouldnt need to be turn on fully to pass HDMI to the TV. Basically, the device never actually powers down unless you unplug it. It goes into an extreme low level power state. So you only really need to turn the PS4 "On" to pass the HDMI to your tv through the Xbox One.

@Deadpoolio
Uh, no it doesnt. You dont know how electronics work apparently.

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Sitdown1105d ago

Simple benefit, one less HDMI port you have to use on your TV. I won't do it though because I am interested in the TV features if compatible with my service provider.

strickers1105d ago

That is not a reason. Buy a switching box for a few quid.

Audiggity1105d ago

Or buy a receiver and do it properly... you should never need more than 1 HDMI slot in your TV if you do it right :)

Then use the pass-through for the enhanced Cable features.

Saving an HDMI port in the back of your receiver.

Sitdown1105d ago

@strickers
Ummm, it is a reason.....especially if someone does not want to spend a few quid, when this could work for them for free.

Death1105d ago

Xbox One will go into a low power or standby mode. This is so you can walk into the room and say "Xbox on" and have it power on before you even sit down. The idea is to have the system always connected so you always have access to your social network of friends and can or atleast could share content at all times.

If you use the Xbox One as intended, you won't boot up to use it to pass the signal, it will already be on waiting for commands. The only thing you will be booting up is the PS4, you don't even need to change inputs with the remote.

Bathyj1105d ago

Your comment just made me think off something. What if you own a parrot and he keeps turning your console on when you're not home

KentBlake1105d ago

Why do that? Only to save on HDMI ports? Because it makes no sense to leave both consoles on while using only one of them.

Kaiou1105d ago

We are only talking about possibilities.

Dlacy13g1105d ago

For one you could use skype very easily for both systems ;-)

MarkusMcNugen1105d ago

The Xbox One will not have to be "on" to use HDMI passthrough. HDMI passthrough can be used when the Xbox One is in its "Off" low level power state. Since the device doesnt turn completely off, the low level power state will keep the HDMI passthrough working.

CandyCaptain1105d ago

The only problem with that I see might happen, is additional input lag. Other then that though, it sounds novel. lol

byeGollum1105d ago

merging ur PS4 into the ONE's OS. . I can't wait to do that :D

boing11105d ago

Resistance is futile.