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This is a link to the new S3 Graphics "Delta Chrome" display card that says they are the first to have an onboard HDTV encoder.
http://www.s3graphics.com/PO053-A1De...ew20030716.pdf


Just trying to understand the benefit here ... does this replace a transcoder and/or a holograph 3D card? I assume this doesn't provide any benefit in a system where your display already takes in RGBHV or has a VGA-compatible digital input - correct?


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well i would think hardware encoder would take a major load off the cpu.. so i would say this is a good thing..
 

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oops, I didn't mean the holograph 3D card in my first post because that is an input card. I meant does it replace software for scaling, say, DVD resolution up to HDTV resolution.

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Anyone have any idea when this card is going to be released? I'm very interested to see how well the Windows Media Video hardware acceleration works.
 

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"480p/720p/1080i/1080p component (YPbPr) output" - Maybe Powerstrip isn't needed, but it probably will not work with it either.


"Vertical over-/underscan compensation" - What no horizontal?


"Macrovision enabled for 480i/p mode" - I think that this means that it will allow you to view macrovision enabled DVDs at this resolution, anything higher and it is blank screen - same as the ATI dongle.


"IDCT hardware support" - so is the chip an options?

"Motion compensation" - should help with the micro-studders.
 
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