Just a few weeks back, rumors and speculation surrounded the net in regards to a new PS3 model, the CECH-3000. At the time and even now, no one but Sony themselves knew exactly what Sony would be changing or updating to justify a new series of PS3 models. While all of the details have yet to be uncovered, one thing is for certain, the PS3 3000 will be hitting store shelves soon, but may cause frustration for those unable to utilize the console?s HDMI output. Read more to find out why.
Sony has revealed that the new CECH-3000 PS3 will adopt the AACS (Advanced Access Content System) standards disabling HD video output while watching Blu-ray movies through any connection besides HDMI. While the console will still output high definition through component while gaming, for those with older televisions that lack a HDMI port or those without enough HDMI ports, high definition movie watching will no longer be possible on the PlayStation 3.
While I do understand that the AACS standards state high definition resolutions are restricted to HDMI and DVI cables and Sony has no control over this DRM standard, my question is why is Sony implementing this now, when Blu-ray players won?t begin to adopt the new standard until 2014? At this point, I am sure a majority of those planning to purchase a PS3 for Blu-ray movie viewing have a relatively new television with a HDMI input, but I am still curious as to why Sony has decided to adopt the AACS so soon.