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Comment: Re:3 cores sounds "wrong", but... (Score 1) 234 234

They don't make them anymore because they've been replaced by the glorious 6-cylinder engine because it appeals to people who need something divisible by 2 and 3, as well as 6.

But that gave people 3 good reasons to switch to the 6-cylinder, so we moved up to 8-cylinder to get our reasons back to 2.

High-Quality HD Content Can't Easily Be Played by Vista 434 434

DaMan1970 writes "Content protection features in Windows Vista from Microsoft are preventing customers from playing high-quality HD audio/video & harming system performance. Vista requires premium content like HD movies to be degraded in quality when it is sent to high-quality outputs, like DVI. Users will see status codes that say 'graphics OPM resolution too high'. There are ways to bypass the Windows Vista protection by encoding the movies using alternative codecs like X264, or DiVX, which are in fact more effective sometimes then Windows own WMV codec. These codecs are quite common on HD video Bittorrent sites, or Newsgroups."

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