Microsoft has confirmed that HDMI is to become the standard for the Premium version of the Xbox 360.
A Microsoft representative stated:
"Yes, we are offering an HDMI port for Xbox 360 simply as another choice in Xbox 360 owners' games and entertainment experience. Retailers are gradually introducing HDMI-enabled Xbox 360s into the channel to meet demand."
The HDMI port has allegedly already found its way onto some Premium 360s. The picture to the right is supposedly of a 360 bought yesterday at a Target store in Atlanta, Georgia.
Yesterday SPOnG reported rumours
that HDMI is being phased in on 360s other than the Elite, but this is the first time Microsoft has confirmed the feature.
The company remains non-committal about HDMI's inclusion in the Core version of the 360, saying, "We have not announced any plans to add HDMI to the Xbox 360 Core System."
Microsoft was similarly unprepared to comment on the possible inclusion of a 65nm processor chip in the 360, which would cool and quieten down the 360. "We are constantly updating the console's more than 1700 internal components and therefore will not comment on details of specific components or manufacturing processes", the rep said.Source: Shacknews