That's what CE Pro is suggesting. After questioning
Intel's underwhelming initiative, they have now
softened their stance
offered an alternate perspective and given us some food for thought on why Viiv
might actually be worthwhile. Chief among those reasons is transcoding
. For example, your second-gen Viiv equipped PC should come with the capability to stream any
type of media to an Xbox 360, without any workarounds or extensions.
We'll wait until we see a Viiv PC with more useful capabilities, although this jibes with rumors we heard earlier about streaming functionality not coming alive until Viiv 2.0