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Do we know what sort of specs HD formats will require?

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by dan1979, Jan 20, 2005.

  1. dan1979

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    I know there's a set of specs listed for WMV-HD files but someone on the boards posted these are stuck at 10Mbps whereas HDDVD and BR will be 14-16MBps.

    Do we have any idea rougly what sort of spec machines we'll be needing?
     
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    the specs listed here http://www.wmvhd.com/ are a good start.
    Several of the major OEMs (e.g. Toshiba, HP) have stated they will be releasing laptops and desktops with the new drives by end-2005.
    So specs should not be far off what is considered mid to high end today processor wise (its unlikey we will see many bleeding edge multi-core processors from IBM/Intel by then).

    The interesting thing will be how we will watch HD-DVD/Blu-Ray Hi-Def movies on PCs though as from what I gather we will need HDCP enabled digital outputs. All DVI equipped video cards available today cannot handle HDCP.

    can anyone else with more info confirm or deny this...?
     
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  4. dan1979

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    I will stick with what I have for a year or so then rather than upgrading now to get a bit extra out of ffdshow.
     

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