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According to the specs released by Microsoft, the Xbox One only supports ultra high resolution 4K video. However, that capability may extend to gaming at some point in the future.
In an interview with Forbes, corporate vice president of marketing and strategy Yusuf Mehdi clarified the point about 4K gaming on the Xbox One. “There’s no hardware restriction there at all,” says Mehdi. So, the question isn't necessarily whether the console can support 4K gaming, but whether developers will make games at that resolution.
On the other hand, the Xbox One doesn't support standard-definition in either gaming or video. According to the information released by Microsoft, the only device only has an HDMI output, which means that it won't connect to older televisions featuring only composite or component inputs. Technically, you could buy converters that make the connection possible, but if you're considering that, your money would probably be better spent on an HDTV.
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The words "Doesn't support" seems to be getting thrown around a lot lately...
Me personally, I don't care about how pretty it looks, I rather have fun, great game play, sure a good look helps but seriously..
Sweet I got just the right TV for it
How dare Microsoft release an expensive new HD game system and not give me the option to play it on a terrible looking 20 year old TV. They are just monsters.
Not a huge problem, really, except for those less unfortunate. Don't like it? Buy a 360. Simple.
Well if you can afford an Xbox One you can at least afford a $150 HDTV.
Ok so now all the old games are obsolete but the tv might be as well. Man xbox you are really selling this thing for me.... nope
Oh man i can't wait to play the same CoD but in 4k rez! what innovators!
This should have been expected to happen at some point, as tech advances forward old tech is left behind, it's simply evolution. I don't even remember the last time I was in a store that sold standard def tvs. It's going to alienate some people, but you can't appeal to everyone when trying to move forward.
microsoft is doing a better job than i anticipated (of them f-n up)...keep up the good work