Originally Posted by shiggs
I'll believe it when I see it.
You need a whole lot more than just an HDMI port (and ive seen pics of a dv9000z with NO PORT) for it to be useful.
You need either HDCP in the TMDS or the video card (who knows if it has either?)
You need a HD optical drive to play any discs (managed copy not being sorted out yet)
And if you really want something special (cuz DVI + HDCP will do video) you need 8ch 24/96 PCM over that HDMI port.
I'm not being a hater here, I want all of the above, but no mfg's have come through thus far. And HDMI 1.1 would be fine with me.
My advice is to be cautious if HDMI is swaying towards a specific purchase.
Hey, no problem..
Understand what you're saying...
dv9000z does NOT have the HDMI port... I didn't think it would as it was listed as an "option" on "select models".
Yep DVI+HDCP=HDMI... but it remains to be seen if audio is transmitted.
Also real curious if it's going to be able to output at 1080.http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=2760
NVIDIA Announces HDCP-Aware PureVideo HD
Tuan Nguyen - June 9, 2006 5:44 AM
Available on select GeForce 7-series
NVIDIA this week announced what it calls PureVideo HD, a HDCP variant of its current PureVideo video processing technology. This week at Computex, DailyTech reported that several NVIDIA board partners announced boards with full HDCP support. Manufacturers included ASUS, MSI and several others showed off HDMI equipped graphics cards and many of them included the necessary Silicon Image chip to support a full HDCP-HDMI or HDCP-DVI signal.
With PureVideo HD, NVIDIA touts that better quality video can be seen, but essentially, PureVideo HD is an HDCP-aware version of its current technology. NVIDIA says that while the technology will be available in its GeForce 7000 series of GPUs, not all cards and products will support it, as not all boards will include the necessary HDCP transmitter. The following products are on NVIDIA's list of PureVideo HD compliant products:
GeForce 7600 GT
GeForce Go 7600
GeForce Go 7600 GT
NVIDIA's press release also claims "Available on HD DVDs and Blu-ray discs, high-definition movies are bringing an exciting new video experience to PC users. NVIDIA PureVideo HD technology lets you enjoy cinematic-quality HD DVD and Blu-ray movies with low CPU utilization and power consumption, allowing higher quality movie playback and picture clarity."
are also including the above GPUs as well as support for full HDCP output.
Sony's VAIO AR notebook series and RC desktop series will be the first to let users experience PureVideo HD.
Toshiba is also releasing its Qosmio G35-AV650 laptop with integrated HDCP-enabled GeForce Go 7600. NVIDIA says its PureVideo HD allows a computer to accelerate HD video (such as H.264, VC-1 and MPEG-2) with low CPU utilization and power consumption.
Currently it is unknown whether or not if PureVideo HD will be available to other NVIDIA graphics cards that do not use the above listed GPUs, but do come equipped with an HDCP-enabled DVI transmitter.