Xbox One Won't Support SDTVs

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I had no idea the USA was so stuck in the stone age when it came to TV technology.

Here in the UK I don't know any of my friends, or family who don't have an HD ready TV as their main TV. It's also been several years since you could buy an SDTV even if you wanted to.

You can also pick up a small HDTV for under 200, which is only a bit more than a current gen console.

Basically if you can't budget that much for a new TV if you still need one, how do you expect to pay for an expensive new Xbone, and buy games for it, as well as pay for Xbox live?

I like gaming on a PC, partly because the screen is built in and I don't need to deal with this :D

Alfador_VII:
Here in the UK I don't know any of my friends, or family who don't have an HD ready TV as their main TV.

I've seen this annoying point brought up many times. Main TV. For a lot of people, their "main TV" is for TV, NOT gaming, and the rest of the family isn't going to take kindly to being kicked out of the living room when they want to watch TV just because it's the only TV in the house this console will work with, maybe, if it's new enough.

We've got a 32" Samsung HDTV as the "Main TV" in our house. My x360 gets played either on my 19" HDTV PC monitor via VGA (since the monitor don't have a HDMI port despite being made in 2011) or the 13" SDTV from the mid 90's in my bedroom. And no, I honestly don't give a crap about not being able to read some of the smaller text because I'm not a moron and can still figure out what is being said and what needs to be done in any game I'm playing.

Alfador_VII:
Basically if you can't budget that much for a new TV if you still need one, how do you expect to pay for an expensive new Xbone, and buy games for it, as well as pay for Xbox live?

So do you budget for buying a new house with a garage when buying a new car? Besides this console, name me ONE device that is designed to attach to a TV that does not work with SD. Be it VCR's, DVD Players, DVD Recorders, Cable & DSS boxes (including HDTV and DVR variants), Tivo, Roku, Minix, EVERY gaming console before this, smartphones, or any other device that can attach to a TV, they ALL support connection to SDTV in one form or another.

You can't even find a BluRay player that doesn't have at the very least standard composite or S-Video outputs in addition to HDMI, and BluRay was designed for HDTV! The point being, having to buy a new TV has NEVER been a prerequisite for using any device that attaches to a TV. EVER. Because devices designed for use with TV's are supposed to work with the TV, not the other way around. Xbox One is currently the only device that violates this premiss, and likely will be the only one in the near future too. And 5 years from now, I can guarantee you that Direct TV and Comcast will still be renting out 1080p HDTV DVR boxes with RF and composite out. Because they know that even in houses with an HDTV that not every TV in that household will be one.

wasn't getting one anyway, and wouldn't affect me if i was because i only have 1 TV which happens to be HD.

that being said, regardless of which side you're on, it still has the potential to lose some customers, as the people here have demonstrated.

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