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MS dropping HDMI cable gives consumers flexibility
« on: August 27, 2009, 12:25:47 PM »
in from joystiq:


Microsoft's VP of Interactive Entertainment Business in Europe, Chris Lewis, tells GI.biz that the removal of the HDMI cable from the Elite packaging was to enable more "flexibility to consumers who can then decide which type of cable they want for their specific gaming and TV screen set-up." Pardon us, but that's like saying Sub-Zero ripping out your spine gives your body more "flexibility." Of course, the drawback is that you're dead.

Adding insult to injury, the new Elite bundle isn't just shipping sans HDMI cable, it has no HD cables at all; meaning that consumers now have even more flexibility to purchase better cables. While any old HDMI cable will do (they're cheap too!), the Xbox 360 component cable is proprietary and priced at $40 (as is the VGA cable). Want optical audio with your HDMI? That adapter's proprietary, too -- and $50. In fairness, PS3s don't ship with HD cables either (they do have an optical audio port, though), and that's always been a joke -- a joke that Microsoft is now in on



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Re: MS dropping HDMI cable gives consumers flexibility
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2009, 02:26:26 PM »
I use a component cable with my old 20 gig 360 and the picture is excellent. I don't really see how it could be much better if i used hdmi. If i bought an elite though i would definitely want to try one out. It's crap that they won't be supplying ANY hd cable with it. Saying that i had to purchase a separate component cable with my 20 gig xbox which i wasnt happy about. It seems to me they have lowered the price and are hoping to claw some money back by selling the official xbox component, vga and hdmi cables which no doub't will be placed right next to the elites in store.

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Re: MS dropping HDMI cable gives consumers flexibility
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2009, 03:25:28 PM »
The MS component cable is very respectable and has Optical Out. The gold plated HDMI cable with the old Elite though, is like gold plated bogs dollocks on a stick.

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Re: MS dropping HDMI cable gives consumers flexibility
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2009, 04:59:15 PM »
I use HDMI.

I buy all of my cables and little doohickees from a site called www.monoprice.com.  I'm sure the UK has something similar.


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Re: MS dropping HDMI cable gives consumers flexibility
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2009, 05:06:18 PM »
I use HDMI.

I buy all of my cables and little doohickees from a site called www.monoprice.com.  I'm sure the UK has something similar.



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« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2009, 06:50:11 AM »
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Re: MS dropping HDMI cable gives consumers flexibility
« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2009, 11:02:25 AM »
I use HDMI.

I buy all of my cables and little doohickees from a site called www.monoprice.com.  I'm sure the UK has something similar.



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