Imagine this: after months (and months) of
waiting, you bring your brand new PlayStation 3 to its new homestead where it will live out its next-gen life in
blissful happiness with your rockin' HDTV. After getting it prepped and ready to go, you fire it up only to see a
forlorn warning message followed by blackness. The problem is that your not-so-rockin' HD setup isn't good enough.
In what IGN has dubbed "the greatest disservice to the general consumer market," HD-DVD and Blu-ray
makers have broadcasted that unless your HDTV has a certain input called HDMI, you could be left with the
aforementioned situation or even a sub-720p resolution display of the content. You can thank Hollywood for this since
many studios out there had a hand in the Advanced Access Content System which backs this technology.
gist of the story is simple. Even if you were an early adopter and invested in an HD setup, more than likely the TV
uses component video and you're crap out of luck. How this will affect the PS3 is still a little unclear, but we know
that Blu-ray is one of the biggest (and most expensive) elements of their next-generation console. Stay tuned-