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We're still a little hazy as to exactly what ASUS's new Splendid HD1 "video enhance card" actually does differently than most other 2D-enhanced devices, but the company claims it ratchets up 1080p video quality on both digital and analog outputs, and it'll fit in right along side those Splendid-based Xondar cards. Of course, it's also got HDCP (which is a start), but it's starting to smell a little gimmicky around here, splendid or not.

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As Engadget said it seems more like a gimmick. Like PhysX cards or "Gaming" Network Cards, but who knows maybe it would work best with HTPCs using IGPs.
    
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In other words, it does color adjustments, sharpening, denoising, all that sort of thing that PCs can't do in real time, and that the people in charge of colors/etc on movies DON'T want anybody to do automatically.

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Looks like a good way to add extra monitors on the cheap if you ask me.
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In other words, it does color adjustments, sharpening, denoising, all that sort of thing that PCs can't do in real time, and that the people in charge of colors/etc on movies DON'T want anybody to do automatically.

I'm never buying an ASUS product again!
I'm confused. You just listed what it does that is good, and then said you wouldn't by an ASUS product, implying those things you listed above were the reason why.
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This thing is so confusing, especially because of the posts in the thread.
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As Engadget said it seems more like a gimmick. Like PhysX cards or "Gaming" Network Cards, but who knows maybe it would work best with HTPCs using IGPs.
Calling PhysX a gimmick is just simply an uninformed statement. The games that can use the PhysX cards make great use of it. The problem is, not many do. A gimmick is something that doesn't do anything for the end user but costs him/her more because it is there.
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I think I am moving away from ASUS.
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Dont know how much this will cost, but if you do not own a video card or MB that has HDCP, this should do the trick. Other than that, the only thing useful with this card is the color enhancements, but I agree with the poster above, the movie should be viewed as the studio wants it to be viewed.
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