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Location: Stillwater, OK USA
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I'm not sure about the HD content on hulu and TV.com, which runs in the browser, but in general my 2.5Ghz G5 handles HD recorded with EyeTV and 720p content just fine. When I've tried to play HD content from TV.com, such as CSI, it has stuttered badly so I have to switch to the SD versions.
But that's more a problem with Flash in the browser the G5's ability to play HD content. On YouTube, for example, if I try to play an HD clip in Safari or Firefox where there's a Flash skin on it, it stutters and is unwatchable. However, if I download the h.264 clip from YouTube and play it in Quicktime Player or another Quicktime application, it plays just fine.
I also played a 720p clip in XMBC and it worked just fine.