Originally Posted by lsorensen
MALI is the graphics core for output for running the apps. It does not process HDMI video signals. It is used for decoding video (youtube, netflix, etc) from apps, but not for doing the processing of incoming HDMI signals and the special processing. That stuff requires dedicated DSP hardware, you can't do that on a generic CPU in software. Way too slow.
Not saying TVs don't have custom chips inside to handle video processing. But Mali is a GPU not a "generic CPU". As such is most definitely capable of more than just "decoding video". Being a GPU it most definitely is more efficient than the CPU portion of the chipset in processing video. It might not be powerful enough to realize what Sony and others want but I think it's not correct to present it as a "dumb unit" to decode video.
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