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Habey shrinks its Broadcom HD video decoder

Habey has introduced a new version of its HD video decoder which is even smaller than the HB-VD904 PCIe mini card the company introduced last summer. The new Habey HB-VD920 is a half height PCI Express Mini card which you can add to any netbook, tablet, or desktop computer to enable support for 1080p HD […]

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Acer Aspire One Happy netbook to get HD video bump?

The Acer Aspire One Happy is an upcoming 10 inch netbook from Acer that appears to be a rebranded version of the Acer Aspire One D255. The main difference is that the Happy comes in bright pastel colors — and oh yeah, it has slightly more ridiculous name. But Peter at Netbook News spotted another […]

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Habey sells the Broadcom Crystal HD video accelerator for $50

The Broadcom Crystal HD video accelerator is a media coprocessor that adds support for HD video playback on computers with slow processors and graphics cards that normally wouldn’t be able to handle high definition video. A handful of netbooks on the market today ship with the card pre-installed, and hackers have been picking up cheap […]

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Asus Eee PC 1005PR with HD display, video accelerato available for pre-order

The Asus Eee PC 1005PR looks exactly like the Eee PC 1005PE — until you turn it on. That’s when you’ll find out that the netbook has a high resolution 1366 x 768 pixel HD display and it can handle HD video playback thanks to a built in Broadcom Crystal HD video accelerator. Asus first […]

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Broadcom Crystal HD video accelerator shortage sweeps eBay, quadruples prices

The Broadcom Crystal HD video accelerator is a media coprocessor that you can throw into many netbooks with low power Intel Atom processors to enable support for 1080p HD video playback. It’s not a full fledged video card. It just does one thing: offers hardware acceleration for HD video so that low power CPUs don’t […]