AMD/ATI released new videocard HD4850 (RV770 processor) with new UVD2 - unifed 
video decoder. There's good chanses for support hdtv decoding video in Linux 
open source. BTW - in open radeon/xf86-video-ati driver there's support for 
this card


Previously we shared that open-source UVD support may be unlikely for the 
Radeon R600 series due to trouble sharing UVD documentation without exposing 
the DRM (Digital Rights Management) coupled within this block. Future product 
generations may be of a more modular design, but there's potentially good news 
surrounding the open-source UVD on the RV770. Its UVD2 design isn't modular, 
but AMD's John Bridgman believes there may be a way to open up UVD2 without 
comprising their DRM obligations. Open-source CrossFire/CrossFireX is also 
possible, but we'll save talking about that until the open-source developers 
have got more 3D work tackled

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