Does Xbox One or Ps4 need component video?

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#1 Posted by slipknot0129 (5492 posts) -

I dont think there is any need for component video on the next-gen consoles. Pretty much all tv's made now have hdmi. 

Theres always people who plug that yellow cable into their expensive hdtv. So i'll be glad them days are over. 

Do you think Ps4 and Xbox One need component cable?

#2 Posted by psymon100 (6138 posts) -

I don't think they need it. 

However, an adapter sold separately might suit some luddites. 

#3 Posted by XVision84 (13804 posts) -

No, I don't think so. There has to come a time where people have to move on and things have to stop being supported. People have had a long time to get into 1080p, and with 4K tv's coming, 720p tv's will slowly be ruled out.

#4 Posted by Bruin1986 (1312 posts) -

Does it really matter?  

 

Considering the cost of putting the component video output on the console is so marginal it won't have any effect on the retail price then I'd say the more video options the better!  

#5 Posted by R3FURBISHED (10652 posts) -
Xbox One doesn't have a component input
#6 Posted by osirisx3 (1889 posts) -

it should have an AV out however it better come with a HDMI cable!

#7 Posted by timbers_WSU (5753 posts) -

Hope not. Everyone should have upgraded their TV's by now.

#8 Posted by Murderstyle75 (4172 posts) -
Although a little pricey, you could buy something like this. http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00BJR36L8/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?qid=1370315437&sr=8-3=SL75
#9 Posted by Murderstyle75 (4172 posts) -

Hope not. Everyone should have upgraded their TV's by now.

timbers_WSU
Unless your HDTV is not the only thing you plug your console into. One example would be the A/V system in my minivan which only supports standard A/V cables. Another example would be a person who travels a lot such as for work and games a lot in hotel rooms.
#10 Posted by Basinboy (11271 posts) -

Component MIA.  Worst case scenario, the little guy will bail you out.

#11 Posted by lamprey263 (24415 posts) -
I've had my HDTV for like 7 years, it only has one component input but it's a good TV, only 1080i/720p but good enough, component shouldn't be an issue, composite on the other hand can go I'm sure that's as ancient as ever. Anyhow, my PS3 didn't come with component cables or HDMI cables since I got one of the first wave of them, only thing available then was something that's like an HDMI on one end and component on the other, and I've been using that ever since. And I have an optical out going to my receiver. Setup works fine, I imagine any other console can do the same.
#12 Posted by T-Bone91 (289 posts) -
People who can't afford HDTVs probably can't afford the new consoles so I don't think component is necessary.
#13 Posted by timbers_WSU (5753 posts) -
[QUOTE="timbers_WSU"]

Hope not. Everyone should have upgraded their TV's by now.

Murderstyle75
Unless your HDTV is not the only thing you plug your console into. One example would be the A/V system in my minivan which only supports standard A/V cables. Another example would be a person who travels a lot such as for work and games a lot in hotel rooms.

All of my TV's have at least 2 HDMI slots in them but I recall my first one only had one. And I don't think I have ever seen a splitter for HDMI's? It would suck to have to unplug your cable box or something just to play games.
#14 Posted by Heil68 (45706 posts) -
I dont think so, HDMI is pretty much the standard now.
#15 Posted by lamprey263 (24415 posts) -
Although a little pricey, you could buy something like this. http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00BJR36L8/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?qid=1370315437&sr=8-3=SL75Murderstyle75
this would be cheaper http://www.amazon.com/eForCity-HDMI-RCA-Cable-FT/dp/B005QWH4QA/ref=pd_sim_e_2
#16 Posted by timbers_WSU (5753 posts) -
People who can't afford HDTVs probably can't afford the new consoles so I don't think component is necessary.T-Bone91
I don't know. I see people that have shitty cars, torn clothes, no job, and they live in a house that should be condemned but they have I-Phones and game consoles. Only in America will people live in a 20 year old trailer and drive a $30,000 car.....and make $400 payments on the car.
#17 Posted by T-Bone91 (289 posts) -
[QUOTE="T-Bone91"]People who can't afford HDTVs probably can't afford the new consoles so I don't think component is necessary.timbers_WSU
I don't know. I see people that have shitty cars, torn clothes, no job, and they live in a house that should be condemned but they have I-Phones and game consoles. Only in America will people live in a 20 year old trailer and drive a $30,000 car.....and make $400 payments on the car.

Really?Damn.Here in India people still use Nokia phones and ride on bicycles.Those kinds of people still have decades old CRT TVs without remotes.
#18 Posted by Murderstyle75 (4172 posts) -
[QUOTE="Murderstyle75"]Although a little pricey, you could buy something like this. http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00BJR36L8/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?qid=1370315437&sr=8-3=SL75lamprey263
this would be cheaper http://www.amazon.com/eForCity-HDMI-RCA-Cable-FT/dp/B005QWH4QA/ref=pd_sim_e_2

That will not work unless the consoles support HDMI to RCA analog connections. If the X1 can't send an analog signal, this will be useless.
#19 Posted by godzillavskong (7899 posts) -

it should have an AV out however it better come with a HDMI cable!

osirisx3
Those cables are cheap now. Under $15 now. At least the Wii U was packaged with one. I was shocked.
#20 Posted by godzillavskong (7899 posts) -
[QUOTE="T-Bone91"]People who can't afford HDTVs probably can't afford the new consoles so I don't think component is necessary.timbers_WSU
I don't know. I see people that have shitty cars, torn clothes, no job, and they live in a house that should be condemned but they have I-Phones and game consoles. Only in America will people live in a 20 year old trailer and drive a $30,000 car.....and make $400 payments on the car.

You got that right. Living beyond their means or have their priorities mixed up. On the other hand, I commend the parents if they've worked hard to buy a xbox360, or ps3, even though they can't really afford it, just so the kids could have it.
#21 Posted by catfishmoon23 (5197 posts) -

[QUOTE="Murderstyle75"]Although a little pricey, you could buy something like this. http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00BJR36L8/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?qid=1370315437&sr=8-3=SL75lamprey263
this would be cheaper http://www.amazon.com/eForCity-HDMI-RCA-Cable-FT/dp/B005QWH4QA/ref=pd_sim_e_2

That's only for devices that support analog over HDMI.

#22 Posted by godzillavskong (7899 posts) -
[QUOTE="timbers_WSU"][QUOTE="T-Bone91"] You got that right. Living beyond their means or have their priorities mixed up. On the other hand, I commend the parents if they've worked hard to buy a xbox360, or ps3, even though they can't really afford it, just so the kids could have it.
[QUOTE="lamprey263"][QUOTE="Murderstyle75"]Although a little pricey, you could buy something like this. http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00BJR36L8/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?qid=1370315437&sr=8-3=SL75Murderstyle75
this would be cheaper http://www.amazon.com/eForCity-HDMI-RCA-Cable-FT/dp/B005QWH4QA/ref=pd_sim_e_2

That will not work unless the consoles support HDMI to RCA analog connections. If the X1 can't send an analog signal, this will be useless.

Wow. I thought I was the only one who used to use that term(RCA), to describe composite cables. Now, if you say that people think you're referring to the electronics manufacturer.
#23 Posted by godzillavskong (7899 posts) -
[QUOTE="Murderstyle75"][QUOTE="timbers_WSU"]

Hope not. Everyone should have upgraded their TV's by now.

timbers_WSU
Unless your HDTV is not the only thing you plug your console into. One example would be the A/V system in my minivan which only supports standard A/V cables. Another example would be a person who travels a lot such as for work and games a lot in hotel rooms.

All of my TV's have at least 2 HDMI slots in them but I recall my first one only had one. And I don't think I have ever seen a splitter for HDMI's? It would suck to have to unplug your cable box or something just to play games.

They make a HDMI switch, which has a HDMI in and several HDMI outs. I use one, simply because I have my led on the wall, and it was easier for me to use the switch. I actually auto switches to whichever source is turned on. I like it. Cost under $20 too.
#24 Posted by timbers_WSU (5753 posts) -
[QUOTE="timbers_WSU"][QUOTE="T-Bone91"]People who can't afford HDTVs probably can't afford the new consoles so I don't think component is necessary.T-Bone91
I don't know. I see people that have shitty cars, torn clothes, no job, and they live in a house that should be condemned but they have I-Phones and game consoles. Only in America will people live in a 20 year old trailer and drive a $30,000 car.....and make $400 payments on the car.

Really?Damn.Here in India people still use Nokia phones and ride on bicycles.Those kinds of people still have decades old CRT TVs without remotes.

Yeah, Americans really have their priorities out of whack. I have co-workers who will skip a phone payment, or car payment just to buy a new game or go out for the weekend. They put the wants before the needs. Or their parents let them stick around their place where they take advantage of them instead of trying to get out and do it on their own. Then again I also know people who will work extra shift just to get their kids a new game or throw them a proper Birthday Party. It goes both ways I guess.
#25 Posted by timbers_WSU (5753 posts) -
[QUOTE="godzillavskong"][QUOTE="timbers_WSU"][QUOTE="Murderstyle75"] Unless your HDTV is not the only thing you plug your console into. One example would be the A/V system in my minivan which only supports standard A/V cables. Another example would be a person who travels a lot such as for work and games a lot in hotel rooms.

All of my TV's have at least 2 HDMI slots in them but I recall my first one only had one. And I don't think I have ever seen a splitter for HDMI's? It would suck to have to unplug your cable box or something just to play games.

They make a HDMI switch, which has a HDMI in and several HDMI outs. I use one, simply because I have my led on the wall, and it was easier for me to use the switch. I actually auto switches to whichever source is turned on. I like it. Cost under $20 too.

That's cool. Not long ago you could not find a decent HDMI cable for less than $30. I figured if they did have one out it would be pricy.
#26 Posted by zarshack (9936 posts) -

No, People should get HDTV's. They are so cheap these days there's no good excuse other then being completely broke, in which case why would you be buying a new console.

#27 Posted by catfishmoon23 (5197 posts) -

[QUOTE="godzillavskong"][QUOTE="timbers_WSU"] All of my TV's have at least 2 HDMI slots in them but I recall my first one only had one. And I don't think I have ever seen a splitter for HDMI's? It would suck to have to unplug your cable box or something just to play games.timbers_WSU
They make a HDMI switch, which has a HDMI in and several HDMI outs. I use one, simply because I have my led on the wall, and it was easier for me to use the switch. I actually auto switches to whichever source is turned on. I like it. Cost under $20 too.

That's cool. Not long ago you could not find a decent HDMI cable for less than $30. I figured if they did have one out it would be pricy.

This is the one I bought (even comes with a remote).

#28 Posted by godzillavskong (7899 posts) -

[QUOTE="timbers_WSU"][QUOTE="godzillavskong"] They make a HDMI switch, which has a HDMI in and several HDMI outs. I use one, simply because I have my led on the wall, and it was easier for me to use the switch. I actually auto switches to whichever source is turned on. I like it. Cost under $20 too.catfishmoon23

That's cool. Not long ago you could not find a decent HDMI cable for less than $30. I figured if they did have one out it would be pricy.

This is the one I bought (even comes with a remote).

That is the exact same one I have! Lol. Works good.
#29 Posted by V3rciS (2215 posts) -

CRT TVs are so dead now... no need for component

#30 Posted by TheShadowLord07 (22144 posts) -

for developing countries, perhaps

#31 Posted by Novotine (1199 posts) -
[QUOTE="timbers_WSU"]

Hope not. Everyone should have upgraded their TV's by now.

Murderstyle75
Unless your HDTV is not the only thing you plug your console into. One example would be the A/V system in my minivan which only supports standard A/V cables. Another example would be a person who travels a lot such as for work and games a lot in hotel rooms.

why drive a minivan? even if you have a large family?
#32 Posted by sukraj (23193 posts) -

No

#33 Posted by Rocker6 (13358 posts) -

I don't think they need it. 

However, an adapter sold separately might suit some luddites. 

psymon100

This, no point in having the component these days. A few odd ones with no HDTV can easily get an adapter.

#34 Posted by YearoftheSnake5 (7635 posts) -

At this point, I don't think it's necessary - at least out of the box. A separate adapter could be sold for the minority that may need it.

#35 Posted by Metallic_Blade (259 posts) -

Component can stay since it can be easily up-scaled to 1080i. So it's relatively still useful. It's COMPOSITE that I wish that would drop dead. It is beyond atrocious in terms of quality these days. And what the hell ever happened to S-Video anyways?

What I fail to understand is... why did the market kill off S-Video (Which is the middle of the bunch in terms of visual quality), yet decide to keep the shitty composite video in tact?

For the record, VGA can also stay since it can also do 1080 without issue.

#36 Posted by YoshiYogurt (5987 posts) -
My Tv needs them, my computer monitor doesn't though.

No, I don't think so. There has to come a time where people have to move on and things have to stop being supported. People have had a long time to get into 1080p, and with 4K tv's coming, 720p tv's will slowly be ruled out.

XVision84
lol, so I'm supposed to destroy my perfectly good TV to buy another one? HDTVs have only been around since 06 or so, it's not even ten years old yet...
#37 Posted by casharmy (6836 posts) -

Xbox One doesn't have a component inputR3FURBISHED
lol so THAT is what this is about.  People are always making excuses for M$ delivering less for more, I will never understand it.  More reason for certian people to skip their media box.

#38 Posted by Murderstyle75 (4172 posts) -
[QUOTE="Murderstyle75"][QUOTE="timbers_WSU"]

Hope not. Everyone should have upgraded their TV's by now.

Novotine
Unless your HDTV is not the only thing you plug your console into. One example would be the A/V system in my minivan which only supports standard A/V cables. Another example would be a person who travels a lot such as for work and games a lot in hotel rooms.

why drive a minivan? even if you have a large family?

Because I do a lot of camping and the gas mileage is a lot better than an SUV.
#39 Posted by VanDammFan (4285 posts) -

Hope not. Everyone should have upgraded their TV's by now.

timbers_WSU

by whos standards are we going on here? WHy do you HOPE not? just out of meanness and lack of care just because you have hdmi? Maybe there are people totally happy with composite and component? I am..I couldnt care less about a few extra lines of resolution here and there..Dont be selfcentered and think that just because you think everyone should have moved on..that its how it is..Life done work that way bud.

#40 Posted by VanDammFan (4285 posts) -

[QUOTE="Novotine"][QUOTE="Murderstyle75"] Unless your HDTV is not the only thing you plug your console into. One example would be the A/V system in my minivan which only supports standard A/V cables. Another example would be a person who travels a lot such as for work and games a lot in hotel rooms.Murderstyle75
why drive a minivan? even if you have a large family?

Because I do a lot of camping and the gas mileage is a lot better than an SUV.

dumbest quote of the day..you must not have kids yet there skippy..or friends or family..ive had 4 minivans and everything in between..Vans are my favorite vehicle to be quite honest..

#41 Posted by WitIsWisdom (3809 posts) -

Needed for most? no

needed for some? yes

Although I personally do not understand it, some people just love their old tv's. There was a couple people in the main page discussions that said tey would not get an X1 because of this... lol

It probably will not be a big deal, but it is an excuse for some people no matter how petty and ignorant it may seem :P

Just about everything I own is HD... heh

#42 Posted by Murderstyle75 (4172 posts) -

Needed for most? no

needed for some? yes

Although I personally do not understand it, some people just love their old tv's. There was a couple people in the main page discussions that said tey would not get an X1 because of this... lol

It probably will not be a big deal, but it is an excuse for some people no matter how petty and ignorant it may seem :P

Just about everything I own is HD... heh

WitIsWisdom
Ill tell you this though. My first 1080i Samsung CRT which didnt have HDMI looks better than both my LCD and LED.
#43 Posted by Murderstyle75 (4172 posts) -

[QUOTE="Murderstyle75"][QUOTE="Novotine"] why drive a minivan? even if you have a large family? VanDammFan

Because I do a lot of camping and the gas mileage is a lot better than an SUV.

dumbest quote of the day..you must not have kids yet there skippy..or friends or family..ive had 4 minivans and everything in between..Vans are my favorite vehicle to be quite honest..

I have a 12 year old and a two year old. The minivan was the most practical choice
#44 Posted by godzillavskong (7899 posts) -

[QUOTE="Murderstyle75"][QUOTE="Novotine"] why drive a minivan? even if you have a large family? VanDammFan

Because I do a lot of camping and the gas mileage is a lot better than an SUV.

dumbest quote of the day..you must not have kids yet there skippy..or friends or family..ive had 4 minivans and everything in between..Vans are my favorite vehicle to be quite honest..

Hence the name "Van" DammFan. lol . jk
#45 Posted by godzillavskong (7899 posts) -
[QUOTE="WitIsWisdom"]

Needed for most? no

needed for some? yes

Although I personally do not understand it, some people just love their old tv's. There was a couple people in the main page discussions that said tey would not get an X1 because of this... lol

It probably will not be a big deal, but it is an excuse for some people no matter how petty and ignorant it may seem :P

Just about everything I own is HD... heh

Murderstyle75
Ill tell you this though. My first 1080i Samsung CRT which didnt have HDMI looks better than both my LCD and LED.

had a Sony Wega CRT, and that thing had a amazing picture. The blacks and dark colors were the best. It was only a 32in I believe, and it was a flat screen, tube CRT, and weighed about as much as my car!
#46 Posted by Chozofication (3075 posts) -

They should support it, yeah.  If up until less than a year ago consoles were shipped with old as dirt composite, they should still support component...

They'll ship with HDMI though.

#47 Posted by VanDammFan (4285 posts) -

[QUOTE="VanDammFan"]

[QUOTE="Murderstyle75"] Because I do a lot of camping and the gas mileage is a lot better than an SUV.godzillavskong

dumbest quote of the day..you must not have kids yet there skippy..or friends or family..ive had 4 minivans and everything in between..Vans are my favorite vehicle to be quite honest..

Hence the name "Van" DammFan. lol . jk

lol..very good...:D

#48 Posted by scoots9 (3222 posts) -

People who can't afford HDTVs probably can't afford the new consoles so I don't think component is necessary.T-Bone91

Component is HD. You're thinking of Composite.

Since my TV is a 9 year old beast of an HD CRT, it only has one HDMI port so I use Component to hook up my Wii U. That and the Wii U has limited RGB range over HDMI for some reason. I suppose I could just get a splitter though.

#49 Posted by godzillavskong (7899 posts) -

[QUOTE="godzillavskong"][QUOTE="VanDammFan"]

dumbest quote of the day..you must not have kids yet there skippy..or friends or family..ive had 4 minivans and everything in between..Vans are my favorite vehicle to be quite honest..

VanDammFan

Hence the name "Van" DammFan. lol . jk

lol..very good...:D

Thnks.
#50 Posted by VanDammFan (4285 posts) -

[QUOTE="T-Bone91"]People who can't afford HDTVs probably can't afford the new consoles so I don't think component is necessary.scoots9

Component is HD. You're thinking of Composite.

Since my TV is a 9 year old beast of an HD CRT, it only has one HDMI port so I use Component to hook up my Wii U. That and the Wii U has limited RGB range over HDMI for some reason. I suppose I could just get a splitter though.

kind of generalizing that arent you? What if someone has a tv they just like? SOME people dont believe in jumping on the next "big thing" just because some others do. think about that..

ALSO I was running a HD projector throwing a 110" image using composite,component,Svideo and VGA..ALL images looked stellar and people were blown away. You dont have to just jump on new tech for the sake of it..if it wasnt for oldtech you wouldnt have new tech..should always appreciate where we came from..