Interesting catch by Firingsquad.com, In PS3's faq it seems there's some footnotes indicating HDMI might be required for 1080p output, but the wording is ambiguous. It's unclear enough I hesitated before posting this, but the wording is odd enough that I felt it deserved discussion. The Firingsquad article is a little "The sky is falling" as it takes some liberty with what is actually said, but it can be found here. They may or may not have some inside knowledge, being a gaming site. http://www.firingsquad.com/news/news...searchid=12067 The actual webpage it's refering to can be found here. http://www.us.playstation.com/PS3/specs.html The actual commentary triggering this is, referring *only* to 1080p... The terminology causes the problem. "Copy-Protected" can be read as all BR discs as they're all protected, or it can refer to it as the known ICT flag. But what makes it *really* suspicious is that it is only a footnote for 1080p, and IIRC ICT should apply to 1080i as well, and I think 720p too. As such, it is sufficiently unclear enough to create the possibility that it may be true that the PS3 will not do 1080p without HDMI. Considering that the low-end player has no HDMI connector, and the high end player ships without the cable, it seems the PS3 as a BR Player is pretty much as expensive as a standalone Player if you want 1080p output. It also seems a near guarantee to tick off a number of people as it would be a restriction not present on any other Player on the market so far. Sony's made alot of mistakes with PS3, I'm hoping this isn't another one. Much appriciated if the more technologically educated could share their thoughts here, is this the ICT flag disclaimer, or is this a new twist to Sony's problems with PS3?