Gigabyte showed off a preview of the Intel Canmore "DVP" platform.
The problem is that most people don't enjoy watching a movie on the computer, and nor is always as quiet as watching a TV (CRT, LCD, Plasma or other). As consumers we want digital access to our media, but at the same time we want big screen displays not to be undone by the noise of a computer.
Intel thinks it may have a solution to this problem. Make a computer that is cheap and quiet, and specialized at media playback in high definition. In other words, a glorified PVR, without the R. The Intel Canmore Digital Video Player concept was discussed this week at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, and Gigabyte have been quick to highlight its entry into this emerging marketplace.