updated 08:35 pm EDT, Fri September 1, 2006
No HDMI cable with PS3
Somewhat defeating the purpose of having a Blu-Ray drive, the official PS3 site is now saying that no HDMI cables will come with the console - the $499 or $599 versions. Gamers will be forced to buy a separate cable after the already expensive machine. Worse, Sony's decision may well cause a rush on the supplies of major electronics stores, preventing PS3 owners (or regular moviegoers) from having access to HDMI. The input format is necessary for viewing HD at full quality.