Are PCs ready for HD video?

Posted on Saturday, Dec 09 2006 @ 09:21 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
PC Perspective takes a look at NVIDIA's PureVideo HD Technology:
If there has been one technology through 2006 that has been more hyped up and anticipated than any other, it would definitely be high-definition video and its arrival to consumers as the next big thing in TV, and movie watching. While HD quality videos have been available for some time online for movie trailers, etc, the use of higher resolution video has been fairly slow to expand because of the amounts of bandwidth required for high bit-rate movies at 1280x720 or 1920x1080 resolutions. Coming into the summer of 2006 there were two competing formats for a high-definition video disc format for consumer purchase: Toshiba's HD-DVD and Sony's Blu-ray..

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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