What cards and codecs are people using to view HD content (disc or Freeview)? I have Nero 8 with the HD codec plugin and get sound but no video from the freeview samples that have been posted.. According to Nero, I need a 7600GT or higher to view HD, but according to nVidia, any 7 series or higher GPU is capable. However, I was under the impression that unless you had something like a new ATi 2600 etc with inbuilt on-card decoding for H.264, the codec made the CPU do all the work, not the GPU.
I am currently using MCE to watch TV etc and am happy with that (wife likes it too and it seems to be pretty reliable so far). MCE doesn't recognize the plugin for Nero, so what are people using for HD playback in WMP11 or MCE? Will be getting a DVB-T card when it goes mainstream in Chch, so want to get the software sorted before then.
Or am I best just to buy a 8600GT or 2600XT?