Update: Sony has commented regarding this issue, saying “The new CECH-3000 series PS3 requires HDMI only for BD movie output in HD, in compliance with AACS standards. “PS3 continues to support component output for HD gaming and streaming content.”
Original: It seems times are changing as far as consoles are concerned and it seems Sony are being forced to change with them.
News is coming in that new PS3 console that will mean it is unable to display much of its key content over a component cable in the future, with Kotaku reporting that new machines carrying the new ‘K’ type hardware chassis which prevents the output of both HD games and Blu-ray movies on anything other than HDMI.
Kotaku states that this is now a requirement due to the latest AACS amendments which restrict component signals to a maximum output of 480i/576i.
Sony are yet to respond.