Xbox One owners have been able to plug their Xbox One into their TVs via HDMI since the launch of the Xbox One X last year, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the gaming console will be able to play 1080p or 4K content on TVs.
The Xbox One’s HDMI output can only output 1080p at 30Hz, and 4K resolution requires 4K TVs to support.
To make sure the Xbox 360 can still play 4K games on its Xbox One console, the Xbox Scorpio console will support HDR, which adds 4K HDR support to the Xbox one’s display.
HDR can’t be used with 1080p content though, so it’s a bit of a shame that there’s no HDMI output on the Xbox 720 console.
But that doesn.
Microsoft recently announced that it will release an HDMI 3.0 HDMI port for the Xbox Xbox 720 in the next month or so, and that means Xbox 720 owners will be getting an HDMI output at the same time as they upgrade to the Scorpio consoles.
If you already own an Xbox 720, you’ll be able upgrade to an Xbox 7, but you won’t be able access the console’s HDMI 3, 1.4, or 2.0 ports, according to a Microsoft spokesperson.
Xbox 720 and Scorpio owners can use the console with HDMI 2.1, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 8, but not the Xbox 3, 2, or 1.0 interfaces.
So if you have an Xbox 360 or Xbox One with a HDMI 2 port, you can use your Xbox 720 with an HDMI 2 or 3 port.
If your Xbox One has an HDMI 1.6 or 1,1 interface, you will have to go with the Xbox 7’s HDMI 1 interface.
It doesn’t matter if you already have an HDMI interface on your Xbox 360, Xbox One, or PS4, since the Xbox 1 is the only console that can connect to your HDMI 1 port.
For those who don’t have an older Xbox 360 that’s been sitting on the shelf, you could still buy a new Xbox One if you want to use the Xbox’s HDMI 2 interface, but the console doesn’t support HDMI 2 interfaces.