Originally Posted by SpHeRe31459
So Intel's drivers are PAVP compliant, but is that for the video or the audio portion? That chart seems to be concerned with video. Further, the protected audio path has long been established as incomplete in Vista as it is today, so all implimentations of a protected audio path are vendor specific and must be coded for by the media players (Cyberlink, ArcSoft, etc.) which is why we are seeing custom versions of PowerDVD and TotalMedia Theatre coming with the AuzenTech and ASUS HDMI 1.3 sound cards.
Well, if it were video only, presumably it would have said "PVP".
You're right, though. With PAVP as uncertain, spec-wise, as it is today, you kind of have to take a wait-and-see attitude. That said, there are criteria, it's just that Microsoft doesn't publish them externally.