Originally Posted by myAV
So, other than those fixable minor issues what prevents you from saying this is a perfect card for HTPC users? Again, a piece advice for frustrated users.
Again, no bitstreaming and no 24p support and no Vista support are hardly minor issues.
And you're making a leap to say they are software fixable. A recent example is the G35, where they removed 24p support and never added it back because the hardware simply couldn't do it. It wasn't fixable in software.
You're a bolder person than I am to buy hardware that has no indication the core functionality works at all. Especially in the HTPC world, where it seems these vendors are regularly pumping out hardware and then abandoning it for the next generation, leaving us early adopters paying to be beta/alpha testers.