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Multiple Video OUTPUTS!!

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Why does Sony continue to deny us multiple video outputs? After 26 years of seeing multiple video OUTs on Sony products, they did NOT put one on the PS3. And from what I'm seeing on the PS4, nothing has changed. What's the skinny, folks?

 

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I know why don't they have a connection like my Atari 2600, NES, and Sega Master system did. /s

 

 

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because they expect people that can buy a $400 game console and $60 games can afford an HDTV with HDMI. Additionally, why have multiple outs when you can have ONE that does audio and video?

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Most people can't even afford to pay for a $50 subscription in place of or along with a $60 game for their PS4. Let alone buy a single appropriately priced HDTV. And you want to have multiple video outs. I could barely cover the payment on my farm last month, you monster.

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If they can't afford to buy a good tv now adays that have gone down in price since they came out, and can't even afford PS+, then why are they even thinking about buying a $400 game system? They need to get their priorities straight first. If ou can't afford the accessories needed to view and play said games, why even buy the main system to play the game.

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Id rather them not. It would add to the price.
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Ikit-Klaw wrote:

I know why don't they have a connection like my Atari 2600, NES, and Sega Master system did. /s

 

 


I think what the OP is referring to is the ability to hook up multiple monitors to have 'surround video' to go along with surround sound.  You know...  3 monitors sitting in front of you with the main view on the center screen and subscreens on the left and right.  Or better yet, for racing games, the view straight ahead on the center screen and the stands wizzing by at 200+ mph on the left and right...

 

And to the OP... because the PS4 is intended to be used in your family/living room on a large screen Television with your family, not at a desk.

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what sucks is no component, but oh well. i should have seen hdmi only coming, just like pay to play lol

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KZMProductionsGT wrote:

what sucks is no component, but oh well. i should have seen hdmi only coming, just like pay to play lol


I think the reason Component/Composite is going away is that by something like 2017, there will be NO devices supporting Analog video.

 

Just like the shift from analog to digital television, I think the shift from analog to digital video inputs is just the evolution of technology.

 

Component is actually pushing past its limits to transmit a signal at 1080p (and I think the max for it is the equivlant of 30fps), and there are very few devices capable of that in the first place (the PS3 just happens to be one of them).

 

4K Televisions are already available and 8K TVs are just around the corner.  Analog is not capable of these resolutions at all.

 

As for pay to play... contrary to 'gamer logic', servers capable of hosting thousands of players across hundreds of games is not free.  The infrastructure to do so costs a boatload of money, especially with the upcoming generation's focus on social interaction.  At least it is only Online Multiplayer aspects that are set behind the paywall.  Sony could have taken the M$ route of charging to access ALL online functionality, but they didn't.  Sony could have charged a separate premium to access ALL online content on top of Playstation Plus, but they didn't.  Sony offers many benefits with the 'online fee', as well.

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BR4CR wrote:

Why does Sony continue to deny us multiple video outputs? After 26 years of seeing multiple video OUTs on Sony products, they did NOT put one on the PS3. And from what I'm seeing on the PS4, nothing has changed. What's the skinny, folks?

 


um there is a multi av out on the ps3

unless they removed it in the latest revision of the ps3..

 but thats besides the point..

 

I kinda figured this is eventually what was going to happen...  its time to move forward people...  there is no reason why you shouldnt at least have 1 tv in the house that supports hdmi.  

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