I'm investigating the HTPC avenue and would just like to draw from your knowledge on what's possible at the mo please. Much thanks in advance.
This would be replacing the PS3 so I'd like to know if these things are possible yet:
· Full HD video 1080p with hardware acceleration via the onboard motherboard graphics? (Not requiring additional graphics card)
· And carrying on from the above, are there any boards with built in Nvidia HD graphics instead of ATI?
· Support for passing Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1 audio over hdmi (From DVDs and TV3 DVB-T freeview etc)
· Suport for Bluray Playback in Windows 7 Media Player
· Support for internal decoding of HD audio within Windows 7 Media Player and outputing this as LPCM over hdmi.