Quote Originally Posted by Qaridarium
this is only right if you have an very low distance view in the future. the speed doubles every 2 years and yes also on the lowend systems.
yes they double and so the resolution and codec complexity of the videos!
and hey the UVD unit can not handle VP8/webM means your statement is pointless for HTML5+webM
hey, who said new chips won't incorporate this support?

Quote Originally Posted by mirv
but if (read: when) I have an interest in using AMD's APUs in an htpc, then I'd probably want video decode first.
All the web is moving towards HD content, even the cheapest and smallest linux devices can do it if they have nvidia hardware onboard and if you think video acceleration is only for htpc then discussion is pointless.
Just tell me the name of your planet and... naah not again :P