Intel does the same as was already pointed out, and it's even worse with nvidia...
On those boards Bridgman also said they will look into h.264 decoding after 3d release and if it's possible the doc will be there. Is it that bad that it's just a possibility? Should they drop the 3d now and look into video decoding instead because you want it? .. Your constant nagging doesn't really help and hardware video decoding isn't a key feature of graphic card for most people.
If you want to nag more, please just wait with it until we know the final word on releasing video docs.
Yep that means after the 3d most likely. Although others know better when it will be as I'm not working for AMD