Sony has confirmed today that all upcoming PS3 revisions will remove the ability for users to watch Blu-ray films via element cables.
The move, the corporation says, is to comply with the AACS final Adaptor Agreement.
Says Sony (via Ars):
The brand new CECH-3000 series PS3 needs HDMI only for BD motion picture output in HD, in compliance with AACS standards. PS3 goes on to support element output for HD gaming and streaming content.