ATI to supply the Xbox 360 HD DVD decoder

Nothing real exciting here; at least to most of you. ATI was selected to supply the decoder for the upcoming (hopefully soon) HD DVD drive add-on. The process does involve using the massive video processing power of the XBOX 360 but the decoder is there for H.264 and MPEG-4 AVC media. We wonder if this decision to utilize ATI for the decoder had anything to do with the fact that the Xbox's graphics are powered by ATI hardware.