The good news for Xbox 360 owners is that somebody up there must have been listening; there's finally an HDMI cable available for pre-order. The bad news is that it's going to cost $99.
haha, I told you guys you could use their fancy rear port for more than component and av cables. HDMI was possible all along, in yo face
so 99$ for a cable + 200$ for a HD-DVD drive, and they should make a external MS card reader to make it comparative with a PS3 :) hmm but together it will cost more than a PS3 premium...
you really think people want a PS3 premium. If it wasn't for the 60gb drive the majority of people wouldn't bother. Microsoft gives you a choice, and Sony definately doesn't. The choice is going to cost you a little extra, booohooo. It's incomparable because it's not standard. If you want all those fancy expensive and unessesary things than get a PS3 premium. There's only a few of you out there comparably with the rest of the market. Also you can't compare a PS3 premium HDMI to the 360's cause nobody's gonna use it. Only a handful of uber techies and people who think it actually matters. Also how many PS3 games 1080p, one remake of an old game, yah that's worth it.
Also if you guys didn't know component is more than capable of 1080p, it's just that most HDTV's out today aren't programmed for it. And even though sony invented HDMI others can use it because of this.
sorry to tell you this but the PS3 (600.00 version) is not shipping with the cable either
Exactly. Your an idiot allaround. Its gona cost the same to get the cable for your ps3 so it looks like you loose again and the 360 retains the title
Sucks! Damn it! grrr! Not now! why?! Sony Fanboys are running out of things to say against the XBox 360. I can't imagine a day without them doing that!
I would like to point that; the main difference between Microsoft and Sony is, Sony leads people to believe they will be giving you something and then take it away (i.e. 2 hdmi, gui speed, etc) and Microsoft lead you to believe they will not be giving something and then surprise you with it. I'm sure Sony fanboys didn't see this coming. again....
this doesnt seem to be an offical MS cable its probably a monster cable so that could explain the high cost... considering that the monster cables norm cost 2x as much the MS should prob be about $50, and im sure some other 3rd party will prob make one for about $20. I expect an update to the dashboard as well to support this im guessing that is why no 3rd parties have gone and done this already.
This is good and I was going to say the same thing, it's probably a monster cable cause their so expensive always
yah I agree, if it was an MS cable it would be dark grey like the rest of them.
ps3 does not include the HDMI cable in premium
I don't care actually, for real. HDMI is not something we need.
720p on Component gives a real good screen up till large screens. I mean anything under 42 inch for sure doesn't give a noticable difference.
Not worth a 100 Euro investment if you ask me. Neither for the PS3 but there it was a selling arguement of Barbie Ken all the time, "True HD begins at 1080p"-bullsh!t.
So I am gonna invest in something else, let's say it's about 50% investing in a Wii besides my 360!
yes mart go waste 50 % of your life savings
(250$)for a wii which is a gamecube with a different controller lol!
can sumone explain i dont understand the xbox doesnt have an hdmi adapt. on the console do i have to buyan adapt. also?
The port on the back of the 360 is universal, and therefore will not need an adaptor.
if u have a 32+ inch hd tv then u can tell the difference between 720p and 1080p.
and the hdmi is overpriced man go to amazon and u can get it for £8( $16).
It's great b/c we have a choice unlike sony fans.
I find it hard to imagine how stupid it must sound spouting off about the cost of the PS3 but then realizing their paying more for the Xbox 360. Now we hear the same crude from them but singing to a different tune. Now its O.K. to be more expensive and you get freedom of choice bu!lc&@P. I have an xbox 360 and even I see the value in Sony's PS3.
Sony fans don't listen to this filth. These idiots are bad representation of Xbox 360 gamers. Sony has done a great job with their next-gen console and I hope Sony fans will enjoy it.
Competition is a Good thing. Xbox 360 gamers need PS3 to be successful in order to get Xbox 360 developers off their lazy duffs and start giving us real games. Its sad that we are just starting to see our first "PS3 Killer" game a year after the 360's release with "Gears of War". Whats funny to me is that some of the PS3 "launch" titles really do come close the quality of Gears of War for the Xbox 360. Not bad for Lauch Titles and way better than what we got for our Launch title on the 360.
Makes you wonder what PS3 titles will look like a year from Launch.
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dont call ppl names when your the one wrong the 360 will not be more expensive than the premium ps3 if you buy the hdmi cable and a add on HD-DVD player because the ps3 is $600 without a hdmi cable so i think you need to cut down the facts and take your head out sonys a$$ for second.
I don't need an hdmi and I am glad I didn't pay for a blu ray and hdmi cable in the price of my console. I got the premium 360 pack and thats all you need. Also load times on the ps3 are going to be way longer than the 360 and time is money in my world... PS3 is an overhyped POS. 360's screens games and overall is the better console.
I can see the points folks are making, HOWEVER .... the FREEDOM OF CHOICE is the area MS shines here. As was said, if you want to buy the HD-DVD drive and the HDMI cable ....... FINE, but as for the folks who have NO INTEREST in the HD-DVD drive or HDMI cable, at least they can SAVE THE CASH and not buy it.
I have my PS3 pre-ordered, but I know If I could have bought a PS3 WITHOUT BR .... that is what I would have went for.
I want a GAME MACHINE, if I want BR or HD-DVD down the road, I will buy a better high end machine with progressive scanning and all the other bells an whistles you get with a better player rather than you Wal-mart brand or chucked-into-a-console brand.
HD-DVD may fail ..... BR may fail ..... but at least with my 360 I did not have a UN-PROVED FORMAT stuffed down my throat when as of now ... NOBODY KNOWS WHO WILL WIN in the HD format.
And before anyone says it .... I think the impact a BR drive (or HD-DVD) will have a GAMES will be slim and none.
But at least I hope that if you have a TRUE 1080p TV the 360 HDMI cable will be able to output at the TRUE 1080p when they start developing games at that resolution.
good post chief
PS3 gives you hi-def movie playback straight out of the box, 1080p straight out of the box, etc.
360 gives you the bare minimum and then allows you to get almost the same functionality as the competition through add-ons, but for a much higher price.
Blu-ray was put in for games; it just happens to be used for movies as well. Hell, it's even being put in PCs for data storage. PS3 titles are going way over the DVD-9 limit so it's obvious that it's for everyone's benefit. PS3 game developers asked for revolutionary processing power, higher storage capacity, hard drives as standard, and they obviously got what they needed to stay true to their vison. Charging for online multiplayer? Nope. Sony knows PC gamers have been playing online free of charge for ages, so there's no reason to suddenly start charging us for it.
Microsoft on the other hand wussied out and didn't want to take the risk of 1080p, higher storage capacity, hard drives as standard, or hi-def movie playback.
And when they see someone else doing it they copy, paste, and sell add-ons. Worst of all, they pass it off as 'giving consumers choice'. They give consumers 'choice' because they obviously can't make their own decisions.
But where's the adaptor? Maybe the rumors of a 360 redesign are true (pics of the motherboard with an HDMI slot came up a while ago).
Can someone help me out here. WTF is the difference between HDMI cable and adapter. I could have sworn that all devices that have HDMI output, dont need a HDMI adapter, only the cable, so if the xbox 360 has hdmi, which it will now, it needs the adapter and the cable. Cause if thats the case, screw that, ill just get the hdmi for PS3, stay with the component for 360 and watever wii comes with, then thats what im staying at. Cause i have a 32" LCD TV with 2 HDMI slots, 1 Component, 1DVI-D/PC, and 2 composite and other bullcrap. but i have 1 HDMI in use for my HD terminal, and componenent for 360. So someone help me with HDMI and all this sh!t here. Thanks to whoever.
The 360 does NOT have HDMI output. That's why we keep talking about the need for an adaptor. I agree with KewlKat about spending money on cables; you literally get what you pay for in consumer electronics so don't go for the cheap stuff.
wether you get this for PS3 or 360, Stay away from the CHEAP stuff, plzzz. A good HDMI cable will go about $70+.
Not very hard to figure out .... one end will look the same as the cable that is stuck in your 360 A/V port right now and the other will look like an HDMI cable.
Would that not work ?????
And as for cheap cable ... I AGREE 100%. The mad Kats S-Video cable I had SUCKED and gave me video problems. The MS once I had worked fantastic.
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are the way to go, it is a pricing gimic right now because most people who buy HDMI cables have $$ and are the kind of people who like to buy the best (giant 1080p tv's and hd-dvd blueray). I bought a $9 HDMI from ebay and $80 one from bestbuy just for comparison, absolutely no difference at all, returned the $80 to best buy). These cables are not analog where cables really do matter, digital is differnt, you don't need heavy duty insulation and protection from outside interferances. your a sucker if you buy into the highend digital cables!
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there is no way in hell you can connect a HDMI cables directly to you AV. HDMI is Digital, AV is Analog. there needs to be a analog to digital conversion somewhere. ms will either make a new SKU priced the as the original or two different adsptors. one with HDMI cable integrated and one with just an output. either way that will be a sh!t of money out the pocket for something that should have been in the console in the first place
There is no way to convert analog to digital. This may be a cable for the HD-DVD or there is a new SKU 360. Can't see it happening
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