Force people to get an HDTV? $300
Force people to get Broadband? ~$400-500/year depending on the ISP
Force people to to pay for a secure VPN? ~$200/year or so
Force people to use Kinnect and waive their personal rights? Priceless
There are some things money can't buy. For everything else, there's Sony Computer Entertainment.
Both consoles output video in HD by default, there's only so much you can do to scale down to SD and nobody's going to go through the extra trouble just so that the cavemen catch up with reality. There's no reason not to own an HD TV in this day and age - save your CRT beasts for retro systems. I don't treat this as "forcing" anything on the user, it's just "moving away from obsolete technology".For anybody still unclear about the required HDMI input:
Both the PS4 and the Xbox One will require an HDMI input. There will be no standard component cable, nor will there be a way to use them on either console. This isn't just something you can get angry at Microsoft over.