New PlayStation 3 Requires HDMI for HD Movie Playback

According to a memo circulating around GameStops, the new PlayStation 3 “K” hardware revision will require the use of an HDMI cable for HD movie playback. This is in accordance with the AACS planned phaseout of analog connections, which requires that any new Blu-ray players put to market after December 31,2010 disallow HD output over analog.connections like composite (yellow plug), component (red/green/blue), or S-Video leads. Unlike Linux support, the agreement does not require that older models be patched to remove analog compatibility.

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