Originally Posted by enkidu
And what about NVidia? for me new PC is not a priority, cause it seems, that buying X1950 card will be enough to watch HD movies with hardware offload. Buying new NV card supporting VDPAU means for me new motherboard and CPU - and then I wouldn't need hardware offload. You should really think about partial CPU offload (as in AMD implementation) even forcing community to write software modules. OC if you don't want to loose users - as your cards are kinda expensive in comparision with AMD ones. I've seen mentioned above card working smoothly with Linux. 50 Euros is nothing for me...
You mean the same ATI that dropped support for the R500 and under with their blobs? The same ATI that has no near future plans in their opensource drivers for HD acceleration just basic XvMC?