When you think about it, the Xbox 360 kinda launched at an awkward time. It supported resolutions up to 1080p if your TV supported it, but it was all through the three-cable component video feed. Since many gamers still clung to their big CRT-based sets, like me, Microsoft needed to establish parameters for two major sets of display ratios. No longer. If you want an Xbox One in your house, you need HDMI. No analog trickery is going to work this time.
Of course, this is probably just a fringe case these days when virtually all TVs sold are High Definition and may not even have component connections at all (I eked by with one component input when I bought my new set two years ago). Still, there is a silent mass out there that will need to upgrade their sets. If I still worked retail, I wouldn’t be surprised if a large number of parents rolled in wondering how they’re going to get that console working on their older TV. It’s inevitable.
Do you still have an old tube TV lying around?