Um....you guys realize composite is BASIC yellow video-red/white two channel audio, right? I assume you all mean component and are just mistyping.
I know they want to push HDMI for the Xbox One, but composite cables are still pretty high quality and there are a lot of people out there using them.
My TV doesn't have enough HDMI ports for all of my devices, so I still use composite as well as HDMI. When I did the research back when I bought my TV, everything said that HDMI and composite produce equal quailty, and that whether one or the other looks better from a given device depends only on how optimized the device is for each output format.
I obviously meant component, sorry. Got it right in every part of my big long post except for the one section
Tooker had to go and quote
Though I don't think the Wii U has optical out either.
Seriously? I guess I'm not getting a Wii U...
Does it really matter for virtual console games and super smash bros. etc? Get a grip
Well, I guess using component is an option for the Wii U, and that has good old analog audio. Though that likely means no 5.1.
It's a bigger problem on the new 360 since it doesn't even do component.