I would hope for good support hdtv decoding video.

Do you have any experience with ATI Radeon X1250? It support HDMI output
1080P but I couldn't find any clear feedback with regards to


On Mon, 2008-06-23 at 17:13 +0400, Goga777 wrote:
> Hi

> 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
> http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=amd_evolution&num=3
> 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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