No official word from the company that we can find, but
NVIDIA is allegedly going to bundle H.264
decoding software with their
GeForce 7600 series that surfaced last
. Currently, the cards support MPEG-2 decoding, but the decoding software isn't supplied with the card.
Instead of shelling out an additional few bucks, if you can get H.264 or MPEG-4 Part 10 or AVC (did we hit 'em all?)
decoding software for free, we're all for it. HDTV clearly isn't limited tothe television area, so it would be a wise
move for NVIDIA, and ATI for that matter, to keep pushing the envelope for their GPUs and cards.